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Current Opportunities - Craft, conversation and coffee! | Social Support | Cranbourne

 

Craft, conversation and coffee! | Social Support | Cranbourne

 

During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to the life of someone who is socially isolated we would love to hear from you!

Ingrid* loves reading, listening to music, card making, patchwork and spending time with her dog. The volunteer will support and encourage Ingrid* to creatively reconnect with her interests and achieve her social goals. Ingrid* is looking for an outgoing, positive and friendly volunteer with a good sense of humour.

By providing social interaction and conversation using practical communication skills, you will be supporting Ingrid* to achieve her goals. Visits will be include in-home and community-based outings, which may include going for a walk or a coffee. An affinity for dogs is essential.

Be willing to use your own car to transport Ingrid*. A valid driver's license is essential. You must be able to work independently with confidence. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

 

Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote HJ-S-02.

Please be aware that face to face contact with participants will subject to government and Uniting COVID safe directives

*Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy.

 

 

Location:  

 Cranbourne VIC

Type of work:

 Companionship & Social Support, Driving &   Transportation, Seniors & Aged Care

Suitable for:  

 Centrelink Volunteers

Commitment:

 Regular - more than 6 months

Training:

 Induction, ongoing supervision, and   opportunities for   professional development.

Time required:

Once a week, on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons.

Requirements:

  • Driver's Licence (C)
  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check

 


Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability

Qualifications Required

  • National Police Check Must be at least Completed
  • Working with Children or Vulnerable People check Must be at least Completed

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday Afternoon
  • Wednesday Afternoon