ID: 128360

Aged Care Activity Volunteer Northam

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Northam WA, Northam WA

About this opportunity

Juniper provides residential aged care across Western Australia and in Northam at two sites - Burgoyne Street and Duke Street. Volunteers develop great relationships with the residents to keep them active and engaged with their community. Volunteers bring new energy and warm relationships to our residents and are valued and appreciated by the organisation and those we care for.

The role of the volunteer is to work alongside the Juniper Lifestyle coordinators and activity team.

It's more than helping prepare morning tea and playing bingo or joining in with crafts. What you'll be doing is really help break down the social isolation of the elderly participants by being a friendly soul, willing to have a chat and a laugh and help them keep mentally and physically active. You might be helping with memory groups, or activities to keep physical capacity under the guidance of the physiotherapist, which ever, you'll be making a real difference to the lives of the participants.

Simple things such as helping our residents with crosswords can really assist them.

Once through the application process, the facility Manager will introduce you to the site, show you around and talk to you about the roles that might interest you. You'll not be put in a situation that is too difficult or troublesome for you - we aim to care for you as well as our residents.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

If you do not possess a recent Police Clearance, Juniper will arrange for one at no cost to
you.
A vaccination for Influenza covering the current flu season is mandated by legislation for anyone entering an aged care facility - so is a requirement for all Juniper volunteers.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Weekdays 9:30am to 2:30pm Normally volunteers spend either a morning or afternoon once a week

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Online training is a requirement for Corporate induction and training on infection control.