Potential Members - Questions & Answers

Do you want to find out more about becoming a member at Enhanced Lifestyles? Perhaps you have some questions about our services. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Of course, if you have any additional questions please feel free to call us on (08) 8363 4477 or email us at info@enhancedlifestyles.com.au

What will happen in my first consultation with Enhanced Lifestyles?

To begin with you will have a consultation with one of our Coordinators who will undertake an initial assessment of your needs, whereby you can discuss your requirements and make choices about the types of services that you need.

Every individual and situation is different, and because we work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds we recognise the importance of including other stakeholders in representing the views and choices of individuals. Therefore, other individuals such as family members, Carers, Nominees and Guardians may also be an important part of developing and reviewing a service plan for an individual.

Am I able to choose my Lifestyle Attendant?

Yes. As you are the leader of your team, and therefore you are given choices in the selection of Lifestyle Attendants which best meet your specific service requirements. It’s important that you are able to communicate your needs with your Lifestyle Attendant and this will help to maintain a positive working relationship.

What types of services do Lifestyle Attendants do?

It’s important to note that your service plan will be tailored to meet your specific needs and choices. However, as a general guide, our Lifestyle Attendants can do the following duties: personal care, grooming, assisting the consumer with prescribed medication, preparing and cooking meals, domestic duties, shopping, assisting at events, transport assistance and light gardening duties.

Potential Lifestyle Attendants - Questions & Answers

If you are interested in joining the team as a Lifestytle Attendant, you may have some questions. Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions and answers. Of course, if you have any additional questions please feel free to call us on (08) 8363 4477 or email us at info@enhancedlifestyles.com.au

What qualifications do I need to become a Lifestyle Attendant with Enhanced Lifestyles?

You will need a current Department for Communities and Social Inclusion screening clearance (DCSI) to work with adults. However, if you wish to also work with consumers under the age of 18, you are required to have the Child-related and Disability Services employment screening (DCSI). To find out more please click here.

How many hours per day will I work?

This can vary depending on member needs. Our minimum shift is one hour, and if shifts are not conflicting, you can work with several members.

Will I receive training before working with members?

Yes. As a Lifestyle Attendant you will participate in our employee induction program and you will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development when required. Initially you will work with one of our existing workers for the first shift, who will show you the routine and demonstrate how to use relevant equipment.

What duties will I be required to do?

Each member will have a service plan that is tailored to meet their specific needs and this will vary from member to member. However, as a general guide you may be expected to do the following: personal care, grooming, assisting the member with prescribed medication, preparing and cooking meals, domestic duties, shopping, assisting at events, transport assistance and light gardening duties.

Do I have a choice of which members I will work with?

Yes. Being able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with your members is an important aspect of your work. Both members and Lifestyle Attendants need to be able to communicate effectively with each other to maintain a good working relationship.

What type of employment do you offer?

The employment is casual to maintain flexibility for the members. However, the work is ongoing and we offer above award incentives.

What if I need time off work?

After 6 months employment, Lifestyle Attendants begin to accumulate holidays. Once a week or more of holiday time has been accumulated a request for leave can be made. All other time off work needs to be negotiated with your member.

Will I need to get insurance?

All employees of Enhanced Lifestyles are covered by our Workcover policy.