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Join Our Team

Illawarra Diggers is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been providing high quality residential aged care to the ex-services and general community of Wollongong for more than 70 years. Located in a quiet, residential area of Corrimal, Illawarra Diggers provides a friendly, caring and homely environment that seeks to enhance the quality of life of everyone who lives here. We are currently seeking a Lifestyle Officer to join our Lifestyle Team in a permanent role.

About the role:

You will report directly to the Lifestyle Manager. Responsible for providing interesting and purpose based activities for persons with dementia. Responsible for the implementation and facilitating of group and individual activity programs which support the social, psychological, recreational, cultural and spiritual needs of all our residents. The role is across five days per week, fixed hours, 830 am to 430 pm. The role will require occasional weekends/public holidays in accordance with the program for special events and functions.

You will have:

  • Certificate IV in Leisure and Lifestyle is essential.
  • Proven experience working in Dementia.
  • Previous experience facilitating Lifestyle and Recreation programs.
  • A conscientious and empathetic approach to working with older persons.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proficiency with using a computer including Microsoft Office and database programs.
  • Be able to work as part of a team as well as autonomously.
  • Current first aid certificate and CPR certificate.

Desirable skill:

  • Training in dementia (MOOC or equivalent) is desirable.
  • Excellent time-management skills and well organised.
  • Imagination and creative skills in art, music, dance and craft is desirable.


  • A professional and social team
  • A supportive and caring environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Continued practicing education

All applicants must be willing to undergo a federal police check and undertake a pre-employment medical and functional assessment.

If you’re looking for a role which provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our community’s aged; a role which fulfils you, then send your resume and letter of application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Are you interested in sharing your skills and experiences?

Would you like to be part of a community where caring and making connections with others is the primary focus?

Do you wish for an opportunity to give back in a way which brings meaning to your life whilst instilling hope and a sense of joy and contentment to the lives of others?
We have volunteer opportunities for anyone who would like to share their skills, knowledge and time in a range of roles, whether you have several hours a week or a couple of hours once a month.

Some of the ways you could volunteer with us are:

  • 1:1 social discussion, reminiscing, discussing the local news
  • Playing an instrument
  • Gardening
  • Handyman
  • Men’s group chat and support
  • Arts, craft, painting
  • Driving residents to shopping or appointments
  • Group activities: card games, carpet bowls
  • Reading to a resident or helping them write a letter
  • Going for a walk
  • Office administration
  • Assisting in the kiosk/café
  • Knitting, crochet, needlework, patchwork, quilting
  • 1:1 social support between afternoon tea and dinner

For all volunteer enquiries, please contact us on 4225 4700 or send us an email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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8 Blundell Parade, Corrimal NSW 2518

Telephone. (02) 4225 4700
Facsimile. (02) 4225 4750
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