ID: 163469

Residential Companion

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Mount Louisa QLD

About this opportunity

As a residential companion at Bolton Clarke Glendale you will visit residents one on one as directed by our staff to engage with them in conversation and activities. Companionship activities could differ week to week and resident to resident but could include:

  • Completing a puzzle
  • Doing a craft such as knitting, sewing, card making
  • Reading a book/newspaper to a resident
  • Walking together in the onsite gardens
  • Doing some basic gardening tasks together in the onsite gardens
  • Using your technology skills to help set residents up to listen to music/audio books or to watch tv shows/youtube
  • Playing a board game or card game
  • Simply sitting and having a chat

The responsibilities and tasks of your role would include:

  • Providing one on one companionship to residents as directed by Bolton Clarke staff. You will discuss with your onsite supervisor suitable activities for the residents you are visiting on any given shift.
  • Getting to know residents and discuss topics of interest to them, maintaining professional boundaries at all times.
  • Escorting residents around the site aiding with simple mobilisation where required and trained to do so
  • Provide notes to your supervisor at the end of shift with regards to the residents visited and activities/topics covered.

This could be the role for you if:

  • You have great verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • You are empathetic and have the ability to relate to a variety of diverse people
  • You have interest and knowledge in a wide range of topics
  • You speak other languages in addition to English (not essential)

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

National Police Check and Flu Vaccination are required.

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

You would be great in this role if you are available the same time every week or fortnight however we are open to discuss how this role could work with your availability

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People with disability
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Training You will be required to complete mandatory volunteer training prior to commencement and on an annual basis.