Become a Lively Helper
Kickstart your career while making a positive difference to the lives of older Australians in your community.
Why work as a Lively Helper?
At Lively, we think meaningful work can start from your very first job.
Care isn't a commodity at Lively, and our Helpers deliver it a little differently from other providers.
You're not just here to help around the house: we give you the tools and space to develop an authentic connection with the older people you support. While you've got your own unique skills and experiences, so do they, and our hope is that you're both able to gain something from the relationship.
In exchange, you'll be given real autonomy and responsibility from the get-go, developing essential workplace skills that'll set you up for success in your career - wherever it may lead.
Check out the full description here.
Who we’re looking for
To become a Lively Helper, you'll be:
Between 18-25 years of age
Interested in learning about older people's lives and experiences
Patient, understanding and empathetic to other people's situations, and able to communicate effectively with them
Reliable, punctual and able to work independently
Prior experience is appreciated, but absolutely not necessary - you'll receive all the training you need to deliver great care on the job.
Providing support and connection for older people around the house or in the garden, getting out and about, teaching them about technology, or helping them pursue their interests and hobbies.
For young people with with qualifications in care, for example: a certificate III in Individual Support, a Certificate IV in Disability, a Certificate II in Community Services or a Certificate IV in Ageing Support. This role incorporates activities requiring specialised skills, such as personal care or mobility support
Sound like you? Get in touch!
I love chatting to people from all different walks of life and getting to support people in any way possible. I love to travel and when I visit my members I’m able to hear all their stories from travelling throughout their lives. I am currently studying nursing and Lively is helping me develop my skills to pursue a career in nursing.
My role at Lively allows me to make meaningful connections with the older generation and engage with my community. I’m often offered invaluable chances to up-skill, and I really feel that I’m a valued member of the team. I love my work and hope to keep learning and growing with Lively for a long time to come.
I love hearing different people’s stories and experiences. I’ve always known my career would involve helping people, having spent some previous time volunteering in aged care. Working with Lively is equal parts rewarding and exciting; I’m always up for a session.
Why people love working at Lively
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We hire a new cohort of Helpers every two months, so submit your application today to be part of our next intake! We also offer waitlist positions if a position isn’t available to you immediately.