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Current Opportunities - Coffee and Cinema! | Social Support | Pakenham

 

Coffee and Cinema! | Social Support | Pakenham

 

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 someone’s life, we would love to hear from you!

Sam* describes himself as reliable and kind, and is looking for an easy going volunteer who shares interests in football, going to the movies, and reading. Sam* also enjoys music from the 60s and 70's and loves musicals! He would like a companion who will transport and join him at a local cafe for a coffee and a chat. You may also enjoy going to the cinema or park together!

The selected applicant will provide companionship, and support Sam* to achieve his social goals. Valid driver’s license necessary. Practical communication skills and ability and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

 

Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote OG-S-12

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:  

 Pakenham 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:

Fortnightly on Monday, Wednesday or Friday 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

  • Monday Afternoon
  • Wednesday Afternoon
  • Friday Afternoon