Lifestyle Assistant

About the Job

Heritage Northcote is a stunning, completely renovated state of the art 75 bed residential home perfectly placed in a close-knit pocket of the inner north a short 6 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. Our residents benefit from a home with stunning natural light, enchanting outdoor spaces and a vibrant lifestyle program. Heritage Northcote offers a number of tailored care options to suit your needs including short term respite care, permanent care, dementia care and palliative care. We provide a safe, welcoming community and have introduced world-class sleep-sense technology to further increase our resident's safety.



Benefits and Culture

  • Above Award Rates
  • Flexible Shifts – Full Time and Part Time Available
  • Grow Your Own Staff Referral Program (Opportunity to earn extra $$$$)
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A positive and supportive workplace culture
  • Employee Assistance & Discounted Health and Well Being Program
  • Discounts and Benefits through our Rewards Program, including vehicle financing through novated leasing and salary packaging for work related expenses and superannuation
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance

The Opportunity on Offer

As the Lifestyle Assistant you will assist in the delivery of person-centred leisure and lifestyle programs that embrace evidenced based contemporary practice, supporting residents to achieve their personal goals.

How you will make an Impact

You will report to the Lifestyle Coordinator and Director of Nursing at the Home and be a key member of the team. Some of the key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Under the direction of the Lifestyle Coordinator, assists with planning, implementing and evaluating programmes which are designed to meet individual needs of residents.
  • Informs residents, families and staff of the range of programmes available and maintains interaction with consumers and their families to ensure the provision of person-centred care.
  • Assist with providing and maintaining dementia specific programmes to assist with behaviour management.
  • Assist residents to achieve maximum independence, maintain friendships and participate within the community.
  • Under the direction of the Lifestyle Coordinator, ensure individual interests, customs, beliefs, cultural and ethnic backgrounds are valued, fostered and residents 'cultural safety is maintained.
  • Participating in quality improvement activities, accreditation and leisure and lifestyle policy and procedures.


About You

You are an individual with a caring nature who gets satisfaction in making a positive difference in the lives of our residents everyday. You enjoy working in a team where no two days are the same. You are excited to put your ideas into action and make a contribution to the wider community.


  • Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • Computer literacy
  • Current NDIS Workers Screening Check
  • Current Covid-19 Vaccinations (highly recommended)
  • Evidence of the right to work in Australia (Valid working rights)
  • Experience in Aged Care, preferably residential setting
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

About Us

Heritage Care is a leading residential aged care provider with 11 aged care home and 1046 beds across Victoria and New South Wales. Founded in 2002, Heritage Care is an Australian independently owned provider of quality residential aged care.

Heritage Care offers an engaging lifestyle and consciously nurtured community for residents in aged care. Our residents receive attentive, tailored care backed by highly skilled and caring staff. We have over 20 years' experience in cultivating communities that brighten our residents' lives and help them maintain an active and enriching life. We take a people centred approach to care which means our residents benefit from clinical care, participation in stimulating activities and nourished with wholesome and culturally accepted meals that are individualised to their needs and tastes. We also preserve their autonomy by involving them in daily-decision making, and offer complete transparency for families and loved ones.

Should you want to be work in a fully supported environment, where you have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume via the APPLY NOW Link. Due to high volume of candidates, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Additional Information

Location – Heritage Northcote – 14-24 Pearl Street, NORTHCOTE VIC 3070

Job Type – Full Time

Job Position – Lifestyle

Salary – 30.21 – 33.3

Position Close Date – 14/03/2024

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