ID: 160208

Social Engagement Mentor

Disability Services Regular - less than 6 months South Australia SA

About this opportunity

We have a diverse range of volunteer positions and whatever your passion or time commitment we will find a suitable and rewarding role for you. Programs volunteers can be involved in include; • Mentoring (1:1, group and accommodation based). • Group programs, (social, recreational and leisure based). • School Holiday Programs. • Weekend Programs. • Developmental Educator Specialist Support Programs. • Tailored programs and activities: this could include delivering or assisting with programs or activities based on client needs, such as music, art, cooking, gardening, pet care and general handy man projects. • Events. • Office based projects and roles, and • Corporate volunteering

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Key responsibilities will be dependent on the volunteer position you would like to perform, however, could include: • Spending regular time with a person with a disability, getting involved in the community and participating in activities that you both enjoy. • Assisting participants to engage in activities. • Actively joining in group activities and role modeling good social skills. • Facilitating social interactions between participants to assist in fostering lasting friendships. • Preparation of activities, programs or venues including: shopping, preparing or cooking meals and setting up or packing up activities and venues. • Supporting client’s under the direction of disAbility Living staff. • Advocating for the right and choices of people with a disability. • Volunteers do not administer medicine, food or drink and do not provide any personal care. • Volunteers do not lift, move or assist with moving clients manually or with any mobility aides.

ROLE LIMITATIONS • Volunteers do not administer medicine, food or drink and do not provide any personal care. • Volunteers do not lift, move or assist with moving clients manually or with any mobility aides.


Additional requirements

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
No previous experience in the disability sector is required, however all volunteers should:
• Be patient.
• Have a friendly demeanor.
• Be able to have fun and have a good laugh, and
• Be compassionate, empathetic, supportive and caring.


Essential training includes:
• NDIS ‘Quality Safety and You’.
• Supporting People to Stay Infection Free (COVID-19), and an
• Induction.

Essential screening checks include:
• A Disability Employment Screening Check.
• A Working with Children Check: for those working with children.
• 2 Reference checks, and
• An interview.

disAbility Living will assist with the screening process, which is free for volunteers.


Some roles may also require:
• First Aid and CPR, and
• Child Safe Environments: For volunteers working with children.

disAbility Living will discuss the required training with you and can assist with training requirements. Volunteers will be reimbursed for any approved out of pocket training expenses.

Time Required

Volunteering can be short term, long term, sporadic or even one-off. We will find a role to suit you and the amount of time you have to share with us.

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

NDIS Quality Safety and You, Infection Control, Induction, First Aid and CPR, Child Safe Environment

Reimbursement

Reimbursement for any approved out of pocket expenses incurred whilst volunteering.