Career Spotlight

Leisure and Entertainment Officer

As a Leisure and Entertainment Officer, your job will be to organise social activities for people who need care and support and support them to take part. Jobs related to providing leisure and entertainment activities are usually based in residential aged care facilities or day centres, but you could also work in someone’s home or the community.

Your job might include:

  • talking with people about the types of activities they would like to do

  • organising activities that are tailored to the needs and abilities of individuals, as well as group activities that will bring individuals together

  • booking venues or people to provide entertainment

  • organising trips out in the local community, considering transport arrangements and accessibility

  • assisting people to take part in activities.

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What do I need to be a leisure and entertainment officer?

Skills

  • Excellent communication.

  • Organisational skills.
  • Time management skills.

  • Basic computer literacy.

Qualifications

  • Current first aid certificate.

  • You don’t necessarily need formal qualifications to become a Leisure and Entertainment Officer. What’s really important is that you have the right values and behaviours to work in the care sector.

Experience

  • Experience and passion for working with older people or people with disabilities.

  • Experience working with client management systems could be beneficial.