ID: 157397

Social Support in Endeavour Hills

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Endeavour Hills VIC

About this opportunity

During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to the life of someone who is socially isolated we would love to hear from you!

Uniting is seeking a personable volunteer with a shared interest in politics, travel or gardening to support Amy* to achieve her social goals. You will have the ability to creatively reconnect Amy* to her interests and passions including sewing and knitting. Practical communication skills and a willingness to share both home and community-based visits is essential. Your own vehicle will be required to transport Amy* on community-based outings.

The selected applicant will be open to providing weekly/fortnightly visits on Tuesdays and accompanying Amy to a Uniting lunch group that takes place on the 4th Tuesday of every month at various venues in the Casey/Cardinia area. Valid driver’s licence necessary. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Amy and enable her to stay connected to the community. **Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote MS-S-11.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

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

Weekly or fortnightly on Tuesdays.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.