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Cards, gardening and puzzles! | Social Support | Keysborough

Uniting (Victoria And Tasmania)
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During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to the life of someone who is socially isolated we would love to hear from you! Nancy* is looking for a friendly, jovial, positive conversationalist to support her to achieve her social goals. Nancy’s* interests include gardening, playing cards and doing puzzles. You will be able to support and encourage Nancy* to creatively reconnect with her interests, which include reading.

Practical communication skills and a willingness to share both home and community-based visits essential. Outings may include going out for a coffee, lunch or some window shopping. Your own vehicle will be required to transport Nancy* on outings. Valid Victorian drivers license necessary. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided. *Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote MY-S-07. *Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Nancy and enable her to stay connected to the community.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of allchildren, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.