ID: 159084

Volunteer: Dog Walking

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Hobart TAS, Glebe TAS

About this opportunity

Accept responsibility of maximum two dogs, both on leash, from a consumer, for a walk of 30-40 minutes.

Embrace the requirements of the Aged Care Standards and Charter of Aged Care Rights

Report changes observed in the health and wellbeing of consumers, where relevant, to Volunteer Services Coordinator or Director of Care

Represent The District Nurses in accordance with organisational values and standards in relation to presentation and customer service

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

1. Demonstrated experience in handling dogs of various sizes and breeds
2. Good mobility and a level of fitness to walk up hill and on uneven terrain
3. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to interact with older persons
4. A positive approach to ageing
5. Ability to adapt and remain calm and positive when things are not going to plan
6. Demonstrated ability to identify priorities and manage time effectively
7. Demonstrated awareness of workplace health and safety practices

Other essential requirements:
1. Willingness to participate in the TDN flu vaccination program 2021 or to provide TDN with
evidence of flu vaccination in 2021.
2. Commitment to participating in TDN induction program and any agreed ongoing training
3. Commitment to availability

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

By negotiation upon engagement - flexible

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Working with Animals

Commitment to participating in TDN induction program and any agreed ongoing training