Wellness Activities Facilitator

  • Canberra
  • Casual
  • Lifestyle Services

About Communities@Work

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide a wide range of services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients in the Greater Capital Region.

We deliver services to more than 20,000 people annually with a paid workforce of up to 700 staff, 150 self-employed family day care educators and the passionate commitment of over 300 volunteers.

Communities@Work delivers a diverse range of programs. This includes our Lifestyle Services. We provide a continuum of care to people from birth to senior years that can be delivered in-centre, in-home and in-community. 

About the Role

The Wellness Activities Facilitator will develop and deliver activity programs to seniors attending our Seniors Centres. Programs are delivered by a team of staff and volunteers to support seniors to remain well, active and informed. The role works closely with other Facilitators and programs within Communities@Work to ensure a holistic and flexible service can be provided. The successful applicant will be a self-starter who values good communication and exceptional customer service. 

The role requires an active and collaborative approach to risk assessment, supports development, planning and outcomes evaluation for new and existing clients who may have varying complexities of need. 

Recruiting for Casual and Partime positions.


  • Facilitate agreed group activities/workshops that could include, but are not be limited to, art and craft, nutrition and cooking, life skills, fitness, technology or academic topics of interest to aged persons
  • As required, plan, purchase resources, prepare, cook and present an innovative daily set menu with reference to client's dietary requirements
  • Implement Communities@Work's Food Safety Program in daily routines and support Activity Facilitators and Volunteers to adhere to program requirements
  • As required, undertake responsibility for end of day kitchen activities and procedures in accordance with the Food Safety Program, and with regard to Lifestyle Services policies, procedures and Operational Guidelines
  • Assist in the preparation of the Centre for the planned activities and ensure the Centre environment is clean and tidy
  • Support the program volunteers in their role
  • Collect and record program fees and maintain accurate records of the group/activity attendance as required 

Skills and Experience 

  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of inclusive and innovative activities and programs within a Wellness and Restorative Care framework
  • Experience in catering for groups, planning, delivering and evaluating group activities that could include, but not be limited to, art and craft, nutrition and cooking, life skills, fitness, technology or academic topics to seniors
  • Ability to work with aged persons or persons with disabilities using a best practice approach that is compliant with the legislative requirements and consistent with the National Standards for Disability and Home Care Services
  • Ability to understand the needs of senior members of the community
  • Demonstrated sound communication and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to independently time manage tasks. 


  • Do good, feel good with Communities@Work
  • Above award wages
  • Healthy activity reimbursements
  • Salary Packaging options available
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer funded training opportunities 

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier at the Talent Management Team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply






Closing date for applications: 22/04/2019

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