ID: 153508

Leisure Buddy to Billy

Disability Services Regular - more than 6 months Cheltenham VIC

About this opportunity

As a volunteer you play a vital role in improving the quality of life of an adult with an intellectual disability through ongoing companionship and social inclusion. You will also make an amazing new friend! We are seeking a buddy for Billy who is an engaging, open young man whose interests include art, food, movies, gaming and cooking. Due to COVID-19, you will initially have weekly digital contact with Billy and progress to in person outings sharing interests and outings in the community once this is permitted. No previous experience required. Competencies include a warm and caring attitude as well as empathy, good communication skills and a genuine desire to make a difference. Reliability and a willingness to commit to very regular contact for a minimum of 12 months is a requirement.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

A Police Check, a Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme check, and phone calls to 2 professional referees will be conducted by Inclusion Melbourne.
All applicants must be over 18 years of age.

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

Mutually agreed upon weekly digital contact progressing to fortnightly in person outings once this is permitted.

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
Training

- Mandatory one-off Induction Training. - Mandatory online National Disability Insurance Scheme Module training must be completed - Free professional development workshops are offered throughout the year to those who are interested

Reimbursement

To be negotiated on a case by case basis.