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Become a Lively Helper

Kickstart your career while making a positive difference to the lives of older Australians in your community.

Deadline for next intake: 14 April 2023

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.

Helper roles


Requiring no previous experience, in the role of Helper, you'll be working alongside the older people you support to assist them with any of the following services, while you get to know them and share life experiences:

  • Technology help

  • Social gardening

  • Transport out and about

  • Help around the home

  • Personal projects


The Helper+ role is 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.


In addition to the activities of a regular Helper, 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.

Next intake deadline: 14 April 2023

Our Hiring Team is made up of Lively Helpers who are happy to answer all your questions and help you decide whether this position might be for you!

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