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📄 Currently Recruiting - All Rounder (Brisbane, Coopers Plains)


 

This volunteer opportunity will help support the frail aged and elderly who visit Blue Care's Day Respite Centres  by assisting them to take part in  various activities, both in-centre and out and about in the community.

All Rounders are never bored. There is always someone to care about or a task waiting to be completed.    All Rounders are people who are adaptable, flexible and most  importantly care about others.   They come from diverse backgrounds and are willing to share their time, skills and life experience to make a positive difference to people who experience aged related frailty, dementia and disability.


Location:

18 Rookwood Avenue, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108 

Coopers Plains Respite Centre provides opportunities for people who are frail aged and elderly (some who experience dementia)  to enjoy both group and individual activities both in Centre and out and about in the community.


Tasks involved include:

assist the team with the preparation of resources for activities and community outings

accompany the team and participants on community outings to ensure every one is enjoying a safe and pleasant journey

assist the team to plan, prepare and serve light meals to participants

gently encourage and prompt participants to take an active part in lifestyle and creative activities and engage in positive interactions with their peers

assist with end of day kitchen duties (mopping, sweeping, washing up) and packing away resources 

volunteers are also welcome to transport participants in Blue Care Fleet Vehicles  providing they have a good driving record and  complete the required licences & training( ie: restricted driver authority)


This is a great opportunity to:

▪ Build, maintain or contribute specialised skill sets

▪ Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference

▪ Enjoy social interaction with others 


Times:

8:00am to 4:00pm (flexible) 

Monday (Morning, Afternoon)

Tuesday (Morning, Afternoon)

Wednesday (Morning, Afternoon)

Thursday (Morning, Afternoon)

Friday (Morning, Afternoon) 


Time Commitment: Minimum time commitment of 3-4 hours Weekly 


Requirements:

No previous experience or qualifications are needed.   We are seeking people who are passionate about making a positive difference to people whose lives are affected by aged related frailty, dementia and disability

Volunteers should be able to communicate with a diverse range of people in ways which are respectful, courteous and have patience and empathy.

▪ COVID-19 & Influenza  Vaccination, ▪ Disability Worker Screening check, ▪ Australian Federal Police check


This role is accessible for people using:

▪ accessible toilets


UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access.  If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon