Bene Aged Care


Life Style Social Support Volunteer

Locations:      St Agnes   Campbelltown    St Clair     Padre Pio                                 

Days and times:  Monday to Friday, 9.30-4.30pm

At Bene, we believe that growing older is no reason to stop growing as individuals or as communities. Quite the opposite. Here, our staff and volunteers work as a team to ensure that the lives of over 2,500 South Australians are more able to flourish in communities that celebrate individuality, diversity and a zest for life. . We believe volunteers bring optimism and enthusiasm, create positive energy, and share diverse perspectives that lead to enhanced outcomes for consumers and staff.

About the Role

Do you have a creative flair and enjoy socialising with the age community?

Bene Age Care are looking for volunteers to support our Lifestyle teams to undertake a diverse range of activities to enhance ageing social activity. This may include playing cards, board games or taking on a new project under the direction of Lifestyle staff. Projects include; gardening, cooking, crafts or peer to peer social support perhaps finding a common interest between the client and yourself. If you have great communication skills and enjoy engaging with a diverse range of people we would love to hear from you!

 

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Spend time with residents in a one on one environment.
  • Provide emotional and social support to residents who may be socially isolated or withdrawn
  • Encourage and support residents to engage with their environment
  • With the support of staff entice consumers to participate in activities outside of their rooms and use supporting and positive language for encouragement

 

Essential  Criteria:

  • Triple vaccination against COVID 
  • Current National Police Certificate
  • Current Flu Vaccination and provide evidence of, prior to commencing volunteer work.
  • NDIS screening if based at St Agnes
  • Reliability and attendance to agreed shifts is important for this role
  • Building trusting relationships in a professional manner