Helping Hand Lightsview


Memory Support Activity Assistants

Helping Hand Aged Care at Lightsview is currently seeking enthusiastic Memory Support Unit Activity Assistants to join their wonderful volunteer team.

Activities are held 1:1 and in small group settings within our Memory Support Unit, with a strong emphasis on supporting individuals engage in fun and meaningful activities.

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm (Days/Time negotiable).

NOTE: Other activities/roles may/can be undertaken as a joint function of this position

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

• Assist residents to engage in activities that they enjoy including gardening, reading, walks and games

• Ensure resources are ready for each activity

• Carry out duties as required, and be able to work alongside others

• Must be comfortable interacting, motivating, and encouraging residents - great listening and conversation skills, are able to make people feel good about themselves, and have a good sense of humor.

• Must be punctual and reliable, have a friendly, positive attitude towards other team members & must enjoy working with the elderly, frail and cognitive impaired

• Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality

Requirements

• Must be prepared to undertake mandatory training e.g. wheelchair training (no lift policy),

• Food Handling, Hand Hygiene and COVID-19 Infection Control

• Must have or be willing to apply for a National Police Clearance (no cost)

• Must have proof of influenza vaccination

. Volunteers must be up to date with COVID vaccinations, ie double vaccinated plus booster

• Must wear enclosed and non-permeable footwear and appropriate clothing

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

• Awareness of the needs of individuals, including cultural, lifestyle & ethnic diversity

• Good clear communication skills, ability to engage in conversation with people who may have cognitive, visual/hearing loss and/or other physical disabilities.

• Empathy, understanding & awareness of the needs of people with disabilities, dementia, and/or ageing issues

Located on the corner of Fosters Road & East Parkway