Activities Officer

Broadmeadows | Other

About you

You will have extensive knowledge of working in a culturally diverse environment and have demonstrated capacity to engage persons of varying cultural backgrounds. You will also have proven skills in community development. You will hold considerable experience in planning, managing and conducting structured and progressive cooking programs and activities for adults. You will also be required to conduct a needs analysis and then produce specific programs based on the needs of your class. You're a respectful and professional person who demonstrates exceptional moral values in everything you do.


About the role

We are currently seeking experienced and qualified Activities Officers based at our Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) site based in Broadmeadows. In this role you will be expected to actively contribute to running the structured and unstructured programs for adults and ensure excellent levels of service in the assigned responsibilities. This is a full-time role working Monday - Friday and is a key role in helping to maintain a positive and healthy community by providing recreational, education, life skills and leisure activities with a strong gardening focus. You will communicate effectively with staff and detainees regarding activities and events to ensure detainees can access the activities of their choice efficiently.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Experience in conducting structured and unstructured programs for adults
  • Experience working with people from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds
  • Ability to contribute to team objectives / monthly schedule planning
  • Successful background in ensuring activities are meaningful
  • Ability to develop processes and encourage detainee feedback
  • Experience in planning appropriate resourcing for activities
  • Accuracy in maintaining records of all activities that take place


  • Cert III Level in an associated discipline such as Sports & Rec or learning & development
  • Obtain and maintain a current Australian Federal Police Clearance.
  • Hold and maintain HLTAID009 Provide CPR (previously HLTAID001) and HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (previously HLTAID003) certificates with at least 6 months currency on the certificate.


This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment as an essential selection component for this role. IE: Australian Federal Police Clearance, Current First Aid qualification, Working with Children check etc


About Us

We are trusted to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people in our care across Australia's network of immigration centres. Our team provides fully integrated services across facilities management, accommodation, catering, welfare, engagement, security, transport, and escorting. We are committed to treating people in our care with dignity and respect in a safe and secure environment. To learn more please visit

At Serco, you'll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Health, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you're based, we each share the same goal - to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day

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If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter.

We are committed to diversity and we encourage people from different backgrounds. By joining Serco, you will have access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), Serco Unlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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24/06/2023 02:48:00
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