ID: 164272

Volunteer activity assistant - Memory Support Unit

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Ingle Farm SA

About this opportunity

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist residents to engage in activities that they enjoy including gardening, reading, walks and games.
  • Ensure resources are ready for each activity.
  • Carry out duties as required, and be able to work alongside others

Must be

  • Comfortable interacting, motivating, and encouraging residents, coupled with great listening and conversation skills.
  • Are able to make people feel good about themselves, and have a good sense of humour.
  • Punctual and reliable, have a friendly and positive attitude towards other team members, and enjoy working with the elderly, frail and cognitively impaired.
  • Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality.

Required skills and experiences

  • Past experience or interest in providing support for older people.
  • Awareness of the needs of individuals including cultural, lifestyle and ethnic diversity.
  • Good and clear communication skills, ability to engage in conversation with people who may have cognitive, visual/hearing loss and/or other physical disabilities.
  • Empathy, understanding & awareness of the needs of people with disabilities, dementia, and/or ageing issues
  • Attend any mandatory training sessions (e.g. Food Handling training, Hand Hygiene training and COVID-19 Infection Control Training).
  • Undergo a National Police Check (at no cost to you as a volunteer).
  • Abide by all Helping Hand policies and procedures.
  • Must wear enclosed and non-permeable footwear and appropriate clothing.

SELECTION CRITERIA Essential

  • Friendly disposition.
  • Positive personality.
  • Willingness to help other people.
  • Willingness to follow instructions. Desirable
  • Flexible in approach to client needs.
  • Desire to gain skills and knowledge in provision of services in aged care.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Others .

* Must have a proof of 2021 seasonal influenza vaccination
* Must be prepared to undertake mandatory training as required including wheelchair training (no lift policy)
* Adhere to WHS requirements, Helping Hand procedure & policies.
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.
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.

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

Mondays to Fridays 9.30 am – 3.00 pm (times negotiable)

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care