Presbyterian Support Otago - St Andrews (an Enliven service)


VISITOR/COMPANION - Companion Volunteer

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

To visit a resident and provide companionship and trust.

To meet residents needs as a diversion to their circumstance by reading and/or walking and/or playing board games

To visit weekly or fortnightly as decided between yourself and resident and volunteer coordinator.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Good communication is essential

To be punctual and reliable

To have a good sense of humour

To be honest and empathetic

LOCATION

8 Easther Crescent

Kew

Dunedin

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

Best times to visit between 10.30am - 12.00 and 1.30 - 5.00pm

Start date on completion of referee checks

End date to be determined by volunteer

DRESS CODE

Tidy casual

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

Infection Control

Orientation to Dementia

Boundaries

Fire & Safety

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Volunteers will be interviewed and will be required to provided 2 referees who are over 21, not related and have known the volunteer for over 1 year. There will be forms provided that will need to be completed. A Go Card is available if requested for travel costs.

 

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day