ID: 44775

Community Visitor

Human Rights Regular - more than 6 months Warrnambool VIC

About this opportunity

Community Visitors are the eyes and ears of the community and perform an important role of upholding the human rights of people with a cognitive disability and/or mental illness who are living in supported care. They monitor and report on the adequacy of services being provided to residents/patients. Community Visitors also talk to residents to identify issues of concern and write a brief report at the conclusion of the visit. Community Visitors visit in pairs and visit facilities within their region. **NB:**Pre COVID-19 visits were face-to-face and access to your own transport to get to visits is required. (Travel expenses are reimbursed). This will be the expectation when it is safe for face-to-face visits to resume. In the interim, all visits by volunteers are taking place in pairs by either telephone or video. Training for this role is provided. This is a challenging and rewarding role which is a formal Victorian Governor-In-Council appointment. A minimum 2 year commitment to this role is required. However, please note that breaks/holidays can be taken within the tenure. Please note that due to the long-term nature of this role, this role is generally not suitable for students wanting to gain experience in the sector.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

- Good communication, interpersonal & teamwork skills
- The ability to contribute to a written report
- Access to a mobile and the internet
- Suited to individuals who are available during day-time hours or late afternoons
- Reference & Police check
- Reimbursements for travel and telephone usage

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

8 to 10 hours per month

Suitable for
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Disability Support
  • Mediation & Advocacy
Training

1 day induction training 1 day stream specific training (disability, mental health, supported residential services) 10 hours probationary visiting

Reimbursement

Reimbursements for travel and telephone usage