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Gardening & Maintenance Volunteer

MacKillop Family Services
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Supporting a safe and nurturing home for children and young people is one of MacKillops central goals.

The Gardening and Maintenance Volunteer will help families with minor tasks that will make an impactful difference to the child, for example mowing the lawn to provide safe outdoor space to play.

Possible tasks

• Lend a hand by removing rubbish out of the home.

• Help maintain an outdoor area, that is safe for kids to play in by mowing the lawn or pruning bushes and trees.

• Tasks will NOT include major repairs or alterations to the home, tasks may seem minor but will make a difference to the families in need.

The volunteer must possess

• Valid and current Driver’s Licence.

• Valid and current Working with Children Card.

• Satisfactory criminal history check conducted by MacKillop Family Services.

• NDIS check.

• Carer Register Check conducted by MacKillop Family Services.

Time commitment: Approx 3 hrs a fortnight Location: Melbourne—Melton Induction/Training: Approx 5 hours

You will be required to

• Sign and actively abide by MacKillop’s Code of Conduct

• Observe and actively support MacKillop’s P.8 People and Workplace Policy

• Attend mandatory and other training as required

• Participate in and promote continuous quality improvement processes

• Promote an environment that is culturally safe and strengths focussed

• Abide by principles and commitments of the Sanctuary Framework

• Participate in regular supervision and undergo all relevant compliance checks

Key selection criteria

• The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with families, community, and others within Mackillop.

• A non-judgmental approach and compassion for supporting others who may be experiencing difficult circumstances.

• An understanding or willingness to learn about the issues that vulnerable children, young people and families face.

• Demonstrate behaviour consistent with MacKillop’s five values, Justice, Hope, Collaboration, Compassion, and Respect.

• A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families.