Social support volunteer
Helping Hand Aged Care, Lightsview, is currently seeking a ‘Social Support Volunteer’ to provide friendly visits and conversations on a regular basis to enhance quality of life, via shared activities based on the resident’s interests.
Volunteers must be punctual and reliable, have a friendly positive attitude towards other team members and enjoy working with the elderly, frail and cognitive impaired.
HOURS: Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 3.30 pm (Days/Time negotiable)
NOTE: Social Support Volunteers are matched to the resident. More than one companion/resident pairing may be allocated. Other activities/roles may be undertaken as a joint function of this position
Responsibilities, duties AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality
Keen to listen and share experiences/stories
Good clear communication skills
Must have good personal presentation and hygiene
Attend any mandatory training sessions
Undergo a National Police Check (at no cost to you as a volunteer)
Volunteers must be up to date with COVID vaccinations, ie double vaccinated plus booster
Abide by all policies & procedures OH&S protocol
Located on the corner of Fosters Road & East Parkway, with the nearest bus stop is 25A, on Fosters Road