Day Therapy Coordinator
Masonic Care Tasmania is a state-wide not for profit organisation that has been delivering high quality, customised services to meet the current and future needs of older Tasmanians, their carers and families for over 60 years.
More than 1000 people choose to live life with us through residential care, respite care, community support services and retirement living.
An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join our forward thinking, progressive Aged Care organisation in our Community Services team.
The Day Therapy Coordinator
is responsible for the planning, overall implementation and evaluation of social and activity programs aimed at improving the Clients quality of life through preserving their social skills and optimum level of physical and social activity. The Day Therapy coordinator is also required to coordinate and assist volunteers in their role of supporting the Day Therapy team and clients to work within the philosophy of Masonic Care Tasmania (MCT) sites to achieve the highest possible standard of care for their clients.
Based in Launceston and reporting directly to the Program Manager Community, in the role you will:
To be successful in this role you will possess:
- Be competent in developing and managing a range of programs designed to promote client independence and maintain/extend their personal interests, social contacts and general mobility
- Have excellent knowledge of wellness deficits which impede client capacity to function independently, and an ability to design and implement programs which promote wellness
- Manage and supervise the operational aspects of the Day Therapy team, including all elements of staff management
- Actively engage the wider community and contribute to the growth of Masonic Care Tasmania’s Community Services function
- High level of knowledge and co-ordination experience in a Day Therapy Centre environment
- Proven experience in staff management and ability to act as a role model and provide support and guidance to other staff members to achieve required outcomes
- Knowledge of wellness deficits which impede client capacity to function independently, and an ability to design and implement programs which promote wellness
- Either completion, or progress towards, Certificate IV or Diploma of Diversional Therapy / Leisure and Lifestyle (desirable)
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and sound written and verbal skills
- Sound knowledge of relevant Acts, Regulations and in particular current Aged Care Legislation
- Previous experience in Aged Care advantageous
For further information about this role please contact Jayne Williams, Executive Director Community Services on (03) 6345 7100.
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How to apply:
Please click here to apply via SEEK with your current resume and cover letter
Applications close: 30th April 2019.