Canterbury City Community Centre


Wellness - Social Inclusion and Wellness Program

Wellness – Social Inclusion and Wellness Program

Position Title: Social Inclusion and Wellness Volunteer

 

Section/Unit: Canterbury City Community Centre

 

Direct Supervision: Social Inclusion and Wellness Support Worker

 

Overall Supervision: Social Inclusion and Wellness Coordinator

 

Position Description:

  1. Provide social contact and friendly interaction to well-aged & frail aged in the community who are socially isolated or at risk of being socially isolated.
  2. Support clients to participate in social & leisure activities of interest at home or in the community.
  3. Adhere to the policy and procedures and the code of behaviour of Canterbury City Community Centre.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Groups:

 

  • Set up activities in preparation for the day as directed
  • Assist clients from their homes and into the vehicle and from the vehicle and into their homes after the activity.  
  • Assist with morning or afternoon tea or lunch  
  • Assist clients with activities as directed.  
  • Deliver specific activities as directed.
  • Support clients to the bathroom as required  
  • Packing up and cleaning up after activities.  
  • Any other duties as directed by your supervisor.

 

Outings:

 

  • Assist clients from their homes and into the vehicle, and from the vehicle and into their homes after the outing.
  • Support clients while at the venue, including to the bathroom as required, as directed by supervisor.

 

 

Home Visiting/Accompanied Activities:

 

  • With reference to clients’ Care Plan interact with client according to their interests.
  • Assist with shopping to the vehicle and into client’s home

 

 

 

Residential Visiting:

 

  • Providing a range of activities and interaction for residents, according to resident’s choice.

 

 

 

Telephone Support:

 

  • To provide a pleasant telephone interaction for clients on waiting list or taking leave from service, as directed.

 

 

Bus/Vehicle Driver:

 

  • To provide safe and reliable transport to clients participating in services

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS/ ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

 

  • Ability to relate well to clients and other staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow directions from supervisor
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Reliability as a team member
  • Understanding of the importance of the principle of consumer directed care
  • Ability to assist with or present activities as directed

 

TRAINING/SUPERVISION PROVIDED:

  • Commitment to participate in training, development and support meetings.
  • Participation in “Volunteer Essentials” training within 3 months of commencing role is a requirement.  

OTHER COMMENTS:

 

We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

 

Start Date: This is an ongoing, open position.