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📄 Currently Recruiting - North Queensland - 🤝 Friendly Visitor (Mount Louisa)

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📃 This volunteer opportunity will help to improve social connections and build friendships for older people who may be socially isolated, feeling lonely or disconnected and would benefit from a regular chat or visit during the week. 

People from all social and cultural backgrounds are welcome to apply as culture and heritage are an important part of matching volunteers to our residents. 

 

Volunteers will provide regular uplifting conversations and engage residents in like-minded activities, interests and hobbies.   For example reading, memory and board games, listening to music, enjoying the sunshine or sharing a story over a cuppa. 

 

📍Location: BlueCare | BlueCare Townsville Aged Care Facility, 489 Bayswater Road, Mount Louisa 

 

👉🏼 About Us: This is a new modern facility. 

 

✅ What you’ll be doing: 

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 Share regular uplifting conversations with residents by visiting or phone calls 

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 Interact by engaging in meaningful like-minded fun and meaningful activities 

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 Build and maintain friendships with those who may be feeling isolated, lonely or disconnected 

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 Support the development of social connections both with other residents or within in the local community 

 

🎁 What’s in it for you? 

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 Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference 

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 Enjoy social interaction with others 

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 To meet mutual obligations, student placement hours or other requirements 

 

🕑 Times: 9:00 am or when available    

💍 Commitment: Get started from as little as 3-4 hours Occasionally 

📅 Days: 

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 Weekdays 

 

☑️ Skills and experience important for this role include: 

       ▪️ ▪ No formal qualifications or previous experience is required 

 

▪ Applicants should be able to engage with people who are frail aged and elderly in a respectful, friendly and positive manner 

 

▪ To be able to build a natural friendship and develop a trusted relationship  with residents volunteers should be able to give a minimum of 3-6 month 

 

☑️ We’ll need to do the following checks before you start: 

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 Reference Checks 

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 National Police check 

🚙 Transport and Parking Options 

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Onsite parking and/or free public parking is available 

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Public transport close to the site is available 

 

♿ This role is accessible for people using: 

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 A wheelchair or mobility device 

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 Accessible toilets 

 

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

 

   

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Schedule a time at your convienience to complete your application over the phone with one of our friendly team members.

 

 

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🙋🏼‍♂️ Volunteers Needed. Apply Now.

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