Also known as a Diversional Therapist or Activities Coordinator, A Lifestyle Coordinators primary role is to enhance the quality of life for those who have physical barriers to participation.
So, what does a Lifestyle Coordinator do?
As a Lifestyle Coordinator, your role is to make valuable contributions to the social and emotional well being of people who are experiencing physical barriers to participation. You might also organise activities and celebrations for a wider community as well as providing tailored support for individuals.
How does this job make a difference to people’s lives?
People who are ageing or with disabilities often miss out on social and recreational opportunities which can be damaging to both their self esteem and general well being. By designing and implementing meaningful leisure and health programs you’ll be able to have a direct and positive impact on an individuals self esteem and self worth.
This could be done through activities including:
What personality traits would a great Lifestyle Coordinator have?
What career options does a Lifestyle Coordinator have?
As a Lifestyle Coordinator, you may find work in an aged care facility, disability support service, youth and community centre or another community organisation. You may also work with social services for people with specific disabilities, in private practice or even as a consultant. With Australia’s ageing population, the demand for Lifestyle Coordinators is expected to grow significantly over the coming years.
Most organisations will require you to hold a formal qualification in Leisure and Health or Diversional Therapy.
It’s also likely that you’ll need to have a valid ‘working with children‘ check and national police certificate as well.