Career

Lifestyle Co-ordinator

Lifestyle Co-ordinators plan, implement and evaluate appropriate individual and group activities and therapy programs that meet the specific needs of their clients. Clients can be senior citizens, the disabled, children, tourists and so on, depending on the area in which you prefer to be involved with. Generally, programs are usually tailored to and measured by, participation, enjoyment and satisfaction levels and may have a goals varying from improving independence to pure enjoyment.

Various tasks that make up the role a Lifestyle Co-ordinator may include assessing physical, cognitive, social and emotional functioning and capabilities of clients and tailoring active and passive recreation programs around this and other lie issues, reviewing programs, encouraging clients to participate in various programs, transporting clients to various programs, managing and training staff, providing holistic, ensuring the safety of clients, utilising community and family resources, promote programs and liaise with other appropriate staff members.

Lifestyle Co-ordinators need to be able to work well in a team environment and resolve conflict, have an understanding of any Acts or policies that may be related to the group you are working with, have leadership, communication, organisation, negotiation, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills, be an encouraging and positive person with a lot of initiative. Qualifications in lifestyle, tourism, diversional therapy or other relevant degrees are required as well as being physically fit. Many employers will also prefer you to have a current First Aid Certificate appropriate to the clientele, and drivers license.