Community Visitors Program - Glen EiraOffice of the Public Advocate
An independent statutory body established by the Victorian State Government working to protect and promote the interests, rights and dignity of people with a disability requires community visitors in the Glen Eira area to visit accommodation facilities for people with a disability or mental illness at any time, unannounced, in order to monitor and report on the adequacy of services provided.
The role involves speaking to residents/patients to ensure they are being cared for with dignity and respect, and to identify issues of concern.
Volunteers may come from all walks of life, a variety of backgrounds, age groups, and communities and must be able to fulfil their responsibilities with professionalism, compassion, and with the best interests of people with a disability in mind at all times.
Volunteers 18 years and older may apply. Police Checks and Working with Children Checks required. Police Checks organised. Training and support is provided for all roles.