About this opportunity
Would you like to contribute to the well-being of older persons in the community? Just a few hours each week or fortnight can make a wonderful difference to an elderly resident feeling isolated and alone.
Volunteers are matched with a person and help to facilitate the aims of the visit which (where possible) are led by the person to enable well-being outcomes.
Visiting a resident in their home for things like a chat and a cuppa or taking them on a short outing to the shops or library provides valuable support and friendship.
Key Tasks include: • Set norms including clear boundaries and aims of visit together with the individual in terms of available time and types of activities – based on the goals of the individual. CNP staff will assist. • Organise a time for a visit to the individuals home or a mutually agreed location • Phone person to confirm time to visit • Support the individual with an activity in the community, this may be pre-arranged with CNP staff • Spend meaningful time together to meet the goals of the visit • Maintain professional boundaries • Reporting time, progress and any issues to CNP staff • Inform staff immediately if they don’t respond to the door on for a pre-arranged visit.
Volunteers are covered by the City of Victor Harbor Volunteer Policy.
Driver's Licence (C) . Medical Check *. National Police Certificate *.
Candidates will need a Drivers Licence (C) and provide a Medical Clearance to drive, signed by a medical practitioner using the CNP medical form.
Hold or be willing to obtain a current DHS Screening - Aged Care, Disability and Vulnerable (this can be arranged through the CNP coordinator).
Be willing to use your own car for visiting and transporting. Volunteers are required to keep the vehicle in a well maintained, roadworthy condition and have current registration and comprehensive insurance.
Be interested in people who have challenges to maintain social connections
Be empathetic of clients issues and needs
Have capacity to be committed yet flexible
Respect differences in cultures, abilities and backgrounds
Have an open communication style
Be patient and a good listener.
Able to work as part of a team
Weekdays - Days & times to be negotiated (approximately, one visit per week or fortnight)Suitable for
- Centrelink Volunteers
- People with disability
- Skilled Volunteers
- Companionship & Social Support
- Driving & Transportation
- Seniors & Aged Care
Attend induction training & mandatory training as required.Reimbursement
Reimbursement for any authorised out of pocket expenses