Leisure & Lifestyle and Spiritual Wellbeing

Leisure & Lifestyle

At Southern Cross Care we believe that our purpose is to empower older people to ‘live life to the full'. In supporting this ‘vision’ we employ Leisure & Lifestyle staff at each of our residential aged care homes. 

As key members of the interdisciplinary team the Leisure & Lifestyle staff create a range of individualised leisure and recreational programs which consist of one-to-one programs, small group and large group activities including events and specialised activities all driven by the needs, wants and desires of the residents.

The Leisure & Lifestyle staff facilitate dynamic, resident driven leisure and recreation programs that support, challenge and enhance the psychological, social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural wellbeing of our residents. 

SCC is always on the lookout for passionate, energetic staff. In each of our homes, we employ:

  • Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Leisure & Lifestyle Officers

A Diversional Therapy Advisor provides mentoring and support to each of our homes, and this is supported by the Engagement & Purposeful Living Manager.

At SCC we support ongoing professional development and have strong processes in place to support professional growth.

A Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (or equivalent) is our base qualification requirement however if you have relevant experience or other related qualifications and skills you may be considered for this role. Take a look at our current job opportunities via our Job Portal, where you can also register for future job alerts. You can also express your interest in future job opportunities by completing this form.

Spiritual Wellbeing

Helping our residents and clients to find meaning, purpose, hope and connection is an important part of the care services that we provide. We believe that spiritual care needs are just as important as physical health and they can be met in a range of different ways, such as nature, creativity, and relationships with loved ones. For some people, faith and religion are very important. For those with secular beliefs, it could be having someone to listen, provide support or just share some quality time.

Our Spiritual Wellbeing workers and volunteers are hands-on practitioners who are responsible for providing care which centres on a holistic approach that supports the individual needs of our residents and clients.

If you have a tertiary qualification and experience in counselling or a related field and you’re passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of older people, take a look at our current job opportunities via our Job Portal, where you can also register for future job alerts. You can also express your interest in future job opportunities by completing this form.