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📄 Currently Recruiting - End of Life Compassionate Companion (Brisbane, Auchenflower)

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This volunteer opportunity will help to accompany patients as they approach the end of life.

 

Through the efforts of volunteers, the End of Life Compassionate Companion Service (EoLCCS) provides a reassuring presence from a compassionate companion for patients who may otherwise die alone.
No one is born alone, and in the best of circumstances, no one needs to die alone. Yet from time to time patients find themselves approaching the end of life with neither family nor friends present with them as they near their end of life. A calm, reassuring presence makes a significant difference for patients and gives the opportunity to honor life with dignity and respect for those who may otherwise die alone.  
 
In this role, we recommend applicants have a positive approach to life that encourages others, emotional maturity to be self-reflective and a depth of life experience to draw resilience from.
 
For further enquiries or to express your interest please contact Chaplain Leanne Duncan by completing the Express Interest section below.
 
 

Location:

The Wesley Hospital

451 Coronation Drive, Qld, 4065 

 

Tasks involved include:

The volunteer is to provide a compassionate presence for patients of The Wesley Hospital who otherwise may die alone, without family or friends present.
The Volunteer may provide respite for a patient’s family or friends members who may require respite.

 

This is a great opportunity to:

▪ Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference 

 

Times:

On-call as required at rostered times 

 

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

 

Requirements:

▪ COVID-19 Vaccination

 

 Friendly, caring and compassionate nature
 A depth and diversity of life experience
 A willingness to work as part of a team
 A willingness to be directed by staff members
 A positive approach to life, with emotional maturity
 Tact, discretion, dependability, sensitivity, empathy, sincerity, understanding, tolerance and patience.
 Sense of humour
 Physically capable of carrying out all duties
 An understanding of and commitment to confidentiality in hospitals
 The ability to work in accordance with the values and code of conduct of the hospital.

 

This role is accessible for people using:

▪ a wheelchair or mobility device,

▪ 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.

 

 

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