Activity Officer

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Department: Albury Wodonga Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Albury/Wodonga
Reference: VG/20181107_01
Closing Date: 02-Dec-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Activity Officer Blackwood_PD.pdf (PDF, 309KB)

Contact: Jake Yong, Nurse Unit Manager
(03) 5728 0330

Position Details

Blackwood Cottage


Activity Officer - TC2 Activity Officer

80 hours per fortnight

Full-time permanent position


Albury Wodonga Health – Blackwood Cottages at Beechworth requires an Activity Officer to join our Residential Program, providing individualised lifestyle and leisure support for 15 residents.


Primary responsibilities of this role: The NEBMHS provides a public mental health service to people who reside in the rural city of Wodonga and the local government areas of Indigo, Towong and Alpine Shires.


This position is located at The Blackwood Beechworth Campus and provides support to people by applying recovery principles in all interactions, practices and documentation so that the response is individualised and enables self-determination and personal recovery. Within the setting of a multidisciplinary team and a recovery orientated framework, provide a high standard of clinical practice, assessment and intervention. This includes actively participating in preventive and early intervention programs, and a range of treatment modalities.


The primary role of the incumbent is to model, facilitate and implement client centred, professional practice.


The incumbent is also expected to actively contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of services provided by NEBMHS.


AWH offers full orientation and training, salary sacrifice and the opportunity to be a part of a supportive and friendly team within a growing organisation.


Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:


  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Commitment to and understanding of contemporary mental health service provision.
  • Demonstrated recent experience of working in a bed based service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing education and professional development.
  • Demonstrated highly developed communication, interpersonal and solution focused problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with people with a mental illness.




  • Demonstrated ability to apply recovery orientated approach to practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of programs, policies and staff development activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate individuals and groups to achieve commonly held goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide constructive feedback and support others.


AWH is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a safe working environment.

AWH is a smoke free environment.


AWH requires compliance with its code of conduct and other relevant policies and procedures.


Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020.


Successful applicants will be required to complete appropriate Criminal Record Screening paperwork/processes in order for AWH to meet its obligations regarding screening for serious criminal offences (within and external to Australia).  Applicants unable to commit to this screening process should not submit an application for employment.


Successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory orientation modules using the AWH e-learning system prior to commencing employment.


This is a Category A position.  Successful applicants of Category A positions must provide evidence of vaccination prior to commencement. 


Category A staff have direct contact with blood or body substance. This category includes all persons who have physical contact with, or potential exposure to, blood or body substances or infectious material or surfaces / equipment that might contain these or contact that would allow acquisition and/or transmission of a specified infectious disease by respiratory means.



AWH is unable to support applicants requiring sponsorship


More information


Please refer to the Position Description (see attachments) for more details on this position and required Selection Criteria.


Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact, Jake YONG Nurse Unit Manager on (03) 5728 0330


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AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Apply via this website, go to 'Apply Now' (at bottom of page) to complete the Application Form. Please ensure that each Selection Criteria is addressed. For further guidance and examples on how to write a response to the key selection criteria please refer to


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Applications not received via the Vic Government Careers system by the closing date will not be accepted. 



Closing Date: 2nd December 2018

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