Helping Hand - Lightsview

Memory Support Activity Assistants

Helping Hand Aged Care at Lightsview is currently seeking enthusiastic Memory Support Unit Activity Assistants to join their wonderful volunteer team.

Activities are held 1:1 and in small group settings within our Memory Support Unit, with a strong emphasis on supporting individuals engage in fun and meaningful activities.

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm (Days/Time negotiable).

NOTE: Other activities/roles may/can be undertaken as a joint function of this position


• Assist residents to engage in activities that they enjoy including gardening, reading, walks and games

• Ensure resources are ready for each activity

• Carry out duties as required, and be able to work alongside others

• Must be comfortable interacting, motivating, and encouraging residents - great listening and conversation skills, are able to make people feel good about themselves, and have a good sense of humor.

• Must be punctual and reliable, have a friendly, positive attitude towards other team members & must enjoy working with the elderly, frail and cognitive impaired

• Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality


• Must be prepared to undertake mandatory training e.g. wheelchair training (no lift policy),

• Food Handling, Hand Hygiene and COVID-19 Infection Control

• Must have or be willing to apply for a National Police Clearance (no cost)

• Must have proof of influenza vaccination

. Volunteers must be up to date with COVID vaccinations, ie double vaccinated plus booster

• Must wear enclosed and non-permeable footwear and appropriate clothing


• Awareness of the needs of individuals, including cultural, lifestyle & ethnic diversity

• Good clear communication skills, ability to engage in conversation with people who may have cognitive, visual/hearing loss and/or other physical disabilities.

• Empathy, understanding & awareness of the needs of people with disabilities, dementia, and/or ageing issues

Located on the corner of Fosters Road & East Parkway