Lifestyle Officer

Lifestyle Officer/Recreational Activities Officer
Classification: Part Time
Location: Illawarra Region
Applications Close: Sunday, 28th May 2023




As a lifestyle officer, you’ll help residents to find meaning and purpose through activities designed to enhance their sense of connection, fun and relaxation. Your warm-hearted care will provide experiences that enhance our residents’ wellbeing and overall quality of life and truly make a positive impact on their lives. It really is an incredibly rewarding role and a lot of fun!



We are looking to appoint interested and enthusiastic individuals to work at the following sites within the Illawarra region:



  • IRT Five Islands Court (Port Kembla)
  • IRT Tarrawanna
  • IRT William Beach Gardens (Kanahooka)
  • IRT Woonona
  • IRT Marco Polo Unanderra
  • IRT Marco Polo Woonona



Your work may include:

  • Helping facilitate a range of engaging onsite activities such as bingo, floor bowls, craft and special events
  • Helping to develop and plan a range of social, recreational and cultural activities
  • Assisting residents on bus trips and community outings
  • Supporting resident participation and offering warm companionship
  • Ensuring residents’ needs, values and spiritual values and cultural preferences are taken into account



To view a complete position description, CLICK HERE



Benefits for you:

  • Competitive pay and more cash in your pocket (less tax) with not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Professional and career development opportunities 
  • Access to free accredited training courses via our very own registered training organisation, IRT Academy
  • Multiple career pathways
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Birthday leave - relax and take a day off on us!
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Free counselling via Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and staff wellness programs
  • Uniform provided



To be successful you will have:

  • A Diploma or Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (or willing to obtain)
  • Initiative and creative flair
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team and prioritise work 
  • The ability to put a smile on a residents face and brighten their day
  • A big heart – you’re empathetic and have a passion for supporting older Australians to live their best life possible
  • Knowledge of the needs of persons living with dementia (desirable) 



About IRT

At IRT, we have been caring for older Australians for over 50 years, providing aged care, home care and retirement living solutions to more than 9000 customers in NSW, the ACT and Queensland. 
We are proud of our culture and employ people across a diverse range of occupations, backgrounds and skills, who are passionate and committed to creating a better world for all older Australians



How to Apply: If you feel this is the right role for you, we’d love to hear from you! Simply click the “Apply now” button, fill in your details and submit. Once you apply, we’ll be in touch to discuss your application.






All successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including reference checks, pre-employment functional assessment and a National Criminal History Check.