ID: 165431

Step Forward Volunteer - Campbelltown, Bankstown - #165431

Disability Services Regular - less than 6 months Campbelltown NSW, Bankstown NSW

About this opportunity

Step Forward has been created to assist Wellways participants in South West Sydney to achieve their social and activity needs. Working according to recovery principles and supporting people to achieve their chosen goals can eventually mean that they no longer require our services. Wellways recognises that the loss of those services can sometimes lead to a reduction in a participants' sense of social connection and meaningful activity. This program promotes peer to peer befriending as an integral part of the recovery journey by assisting our participants to bridge the step from our groups and activities to those more generally available in the community.

We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply.

This role is for volunteers 16+. All volunteers will be required to comply with COVID safe protocols. Key Responsibilities: • Participate in meetings and/ or training • Understand the policies and procedures relating to your role • Abide by Wellways values and respectful relationships • Work in a safe manner, use safe manual handling, displaying positive behaviours • Willingness to participate at least once a fortnight • Promote community inclusion

Application process: • Attend an interview and provide two referees • Obtain NDIS Orientation Certificate (online-free certificate) and NDIS workers check. • Attend training and induction • Satisfactorily complete a national police check (Wellways Australia pays for this) • Satisfactorily demonstrate a capacity to meet the volunteer program criteria • Obtain a Working with Children Check and nominate Wellways Australia as the organisation (Free for Volunteers)

Essential Requirements: • Knowledge of local community • Life experience • Empathy, caring, compassionate nature • Open to constructive feedback • Self-motivated • Be able to catch public transport • Appropriate IT skills • Mobile Phone is necessary

** To apply for this role, please look out for the return email which will be sent to you when submitting your interest online and click on the link to further your application.**

Benefits:

  • Potential opportunities for future paid employment within our programs
  • Opportunity to gain an employment reference from Wellways
  • Vital work experience within the mental health, care and disability sector
  • Develop new skills through training and ongoing education
  • Develop a broader understanding of mental health, disability, care and recovery
  • Contribute to reducing stigma and increasing mental health literacy in the community
  • Apply lived experience to foster positive change in communities
  • Part of a supportive and inclusive team.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

NDIS Workers Check, NDIS worker orientation module

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

2 hours per fortnight flexible to your schedule

Suitable for
  • People Learning English
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Travelling Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
Training

Induction/Orientation, ongoing opportunities within Wellways including peer work training.

Reimbursement

Reasonable expenses covered.