ID: 160499

Community Visitor

Human Rights Regular - more than 6 months Across: Adelaide SA, Mount Gambier SA, Berri SA, Whyalla Playford SA

About this opportunity

~ Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people with a mental illness or disability? ~ Are you interested in a volunteering opportunity that is a statutory three year appointment by the Governor and also personally challenging and rewarding? ~ Do you know someone who you think would be interested in this role? ~ People with lived experience of mental illness or disability are encouraged to apply.

The Community Visitor Scheme is seeking volunteers who are passionate about protecting the rights of people with a mental illness or disability and improving the care and treatment provided to them.

The Community Visitor Scheme is your opportunity to provide much needed support and advocacy to people with a mental illness or disability. Relevant training and ongoing support, including financial support, is provided to all volunteers appointed to the role.


Additional requirements

~ No formal qualifications required.
~ Disability Services Check Screening.
~ Working with Children Check Screening.
~ Good communication skills.
~ A desire to help individuals through advocacy.
~ Dedication to improving services.

Please visit our website to apply.

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemics, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

Time Required

2-3 hours per visit. At least 2-3 visits per month, however as many visits as available.

Suitable for
  • People with disability
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Disability Support
Training

2 Full Day Training Workshop, relevant training ongoing support.

Reimbursement

Out of Pocket expenses reimbursed and half yearly honorarium paid.