How you can help in this role?
Assist clients as instructed by the sub-acute team e.g. walking with patients, pushing wheelchairs, helping clients with exercise etc.
Assist with any activities planned for the day. These might include setting up for games or events, guiding clients to the activity, assisting clients to participate, scoring games, guiding clients back to seats on completion of the activity.
Engage clients in conversation on local news, past experiences, current sporting topics etc. Your role is to encourage social participation amongst clients and help them enjoy their time in rehabilitation.
When specifically asked to, lead small groups of clients in an activity.
Impact on clients:
You will be contributing to improving the health and function of people after they have experienced an illness or injury and help to manage their physical, emotional and social well-being, diet and thinking skills.
This role is for people who are passionate about working with people within their community. You need to be patient, friendly and outgoing and willing to talk and listen to people from diverse backgrounds and experiences; and be kind, compassionate, respectful, polite and encouraging. You will also need to be able to move freely and push people in wheelchairs at times.