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We are recruiting Lifestyle Assistants

Monday, February 17, 2020


Martin Luther Homes is recruiting two Lifestyle Assistants. In either role, you can make a difference in people's lives while having fun and working in a supportive team that plays a vital role in the well-being of our residents.

One new team member is required to work in our successful Transition Care Program (TCP). It is essential that you bring along relevant qualifications and experience in the field. You will get the chance to work in a brand-new facility along our experienced staff and colleagues from Eastern Health.

The second Lifestyle Assistant will become a team member of our activities team in our aged care centre. We are in particular interested to hear from applicants who have experience in working with male clients, as this role will also require to build up the Men's Group in our facility.

Both work places will be located in Boronia/The Basin.

Key Duties and Responsibilities for both positions:

  •  Run daily activities, including cultural events and physical exercise classes
  •  Have a creative input towards our activities
  •  Liaise with friends and families as well as other staff members and volunteers
  •  Assist the Activities Coordinator with additional tasks and projects

Experience and Qualifications:

  •  Relevant Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Leisure and/or Lifestyle tertiary qualifications or Diversional Therapy
  •  Experience in working with older people
  •  Computer skills in regard to assessment and documentation processes
  •  Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety standards
  •  Cultural awareness (experience with German-speaking migrants highly regarded)


  •  Working for the Aged Care Provider of the Year 2018 (VIC)
  •  Working in a brand-new facility that you can make your own
  •  Friendly team environment
  •  Flexible part-time role
  •  Salary equivalent to level of experience and qualifications


Please contact our Activities Coordinator, Florence Poni, on 9760 2490 for further questions.

If you would like to apply via SEEK, please CLICK HERE





Recruitment: Physio at Martin Luther Homes

Monday, August 12, 2019

Martin Luther Homes is recruiting an experienced Physiotherapist on a full-time basis. We are an award-winning not-for-profit aged care provider, located in Melbourne’s east.

As our go-to physiotherapist, you will own this role and make a real difference in people's lives. Your work would include the assessment of elderly residents who have had a fall, and the completion of fall risk and pain assessments. Therefore, experience in the aged care sector is highly regarded.

About the role

AHPRA registration with a relevant Physiotherapy degree

Minimum of 5 years’ experience

Significant knowledge of chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions

Conducting functional patient assessments

Providing individual one-on-one pain management treatments & rehabilitation

Electronically documenting treatments provided

Providing rehabilitation and falls prevention initiatives for residents

Work closely with ACFI staff to ensure the appropriate level of funding is secured

Focus on manual handling and safe working procedures for the workplace

Clear communication with staff, families and health professionals

About the Benefits

We value our staff and work hard to create an inclusive workplace that awards achievements and nurtures support.

Not-for-profit salary packaging

Fantastic learning & development opportunities, including paid training and ongoing professional development, this even includes free language lessons in German and Spanish

Work for Victoria’s ‘Aged Care Provider of the Year 2018’

Please send your cover letter and resume to Steven Yan, our Facility Manager, via Seek.

Job Type: Full-time





Brand-new rooms available

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Martin Luther Homes is proud to announce that we have only recently completed a brand-new extension that is home to some spectacular rooms. 

The residential aged care rooms in our new Myrtle wing all have large windows, great views and a built-in TV. The rooms also have spacious private ensuites and every second room is fitted with a state-of-the-art ceiling hoist. 

If you are interested, or you are searching an ideal room for someone you know, please book a tour through our Client Liaison Officer, Evelin Martin, on 9760 2133.

Transition Care Program at Martin Luther Homes

Monday, June 17, 2019

Transition Care at Martin Luther Homes

We are excited to have partnered with Eastern Health to provide a transition care program (care after a hospital stay) at Martin Luther Homes. This service will commence by the End of June 2019 and occupy 30 beds in our new extension.

Transition care is for older people who have been in hospital and need extra help to recover. The program can be provided for up to 12 weeks. This may be extended to 18 weeks if one has been assessed as needing more help while in transition care. From transition care people will be discharged home or receive respite care or residential aged care.

For further information, please contact the hospital staff when you are in hospital or receive hospital-in-the-home care. Online, you can find more information by clicking HERE.


Always be up-to-date with Martin Luther Homes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Martin Luther Homes has a monthly newsletter to keep residents informed about the many news and activities that are happening around our facilities, which include the aged care centre as well as our retirement village. We deliver the newsletter in person, which is not only a great opportunity for us to socialise but also to pick up viable information on the needs and interest of the people who call our place 'home'.

But did you know that we also have a digital version that can go out to you via email?

All you need to do is click the image below and hit 'subscribe' for you to receive the next edition. And of course, you are more than welcome to share this link with family and friends.





German Week at Martin Luther Homes

Monday, March 26, 2018

It was a first for all, when the Australian-German Welfare Society announced that a German Week will take place in March. After successful launches in Brisbane and Sydney, it was now Melbourne’s turn to showcase some of the many great organisations and clubs that represent the German community in Victoria.

Without hesitation, MLH CEO Birgit Goetz decided to participate in the event by organising an open day at the picturesque Boronia site, in Melbourne’s outer east. Although the short notice and the mid-week timeslot for the open day presented a challenge, staff, management and residents pulled their resources together to put on a great event and friendly reception for locals, potential staff members and, most importantly, future residents.

Customer Liaison Officer Evelin Martin was not only happy with the public’s interest in everything MLH has to offer, but she was also particularly thrilled about the “quality” of the visitors on open day. After only a few tours of the facilities, Ms Martin confirmed that up to two independent living units were already spoken for by lunch time.

To find out more about Independent Living at MLH, click here or call 9760 2100.

However, the open day as part of German Week did not only attract visitors who were interested in making the beautiful retirement village at the foothills of Mount Dandenong their future home, but also a media representative, who covered the event on behalf of national broadcaster SBS.

Reporter André Mathias spoke to residents to find out why they chose to spend their retirement at this unique place that is more like a village than a conventional aged care facility. The journalist also spoke with General Manager Ralf Pelz, who told him that his new role at MLH is a new challenge that he particularly enjoys, due to the location of his new workplace and its open-minded multicultural nature.

Although the open day 2018 went by much too quickly, the week of excitement continued at MLH with a special visitor from Canberra. German ambassador Dr Anna Prinz paid the home a visit to meet, among others, resident Clara Werner, who will turn 102 years of age in May, and who still enjoys her daily life in her own unit, surrounded by friends and like-minded neighbours.

Resident Clara Werner with German ambassador Dr Anna Prinz.

However, in addition to her official representative duties, Dr Prinz didn’t shy away from joining in a lively sing-along with Pastor Christoph Dielmann, who put together a musical journey through Germany. In addition to German folk classics, English chants could also be heard across the centre, including the all-time favourite ‘when saints go marching in’.

Pastor Christoph Dielmann takes MLH residents on a musical journey across Germany.

MLH’s participation in Melbourne’s inaugural German Week was a successful event that brought together residents, staff, and the wider community for two joyous events. MLH CEO Birgit Goetz confirmed that this first instalment will surely be followed up by another event in the coming years.






Visit our beautiful home situated in the scenic Dandedong Ranges, our friendly staff will be happy to give you a tour of our community and assist you with any queries you may have. To find out more, please call us on (03) 9760 2100 or click the button below to complete our contact form and we will get right back to you.

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