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Community Visitor Volunteer

  • Location: Hilton SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Disability Services
  • Time Required

    Days and Times are flexible

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Yes

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *

    A national police check are needed - DCSI clearances preferred. Police check application can be completed during the induction and training process and is free to volunteers.

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance)

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Establish and maintain a relationship or companionship with the individual living with Motor Neurone Disease.
  • Visiting a client/s either in their home, care facility or hospital on a fortnightly basis for approximately one hour per visit. This Program offers a lot of flexibility as volunteers can visit any day of the week and at a time that suits them (and the MND SA client/s).
  • Keep a record of the dates and times of each visit on a time sheet, and provide the details to the applicable MND SA representative as required.
  • Liaising with the MND advisors and providing information and feedback about the client’s wellbeing after each visit.
  • Share common interests
  • Engage in social activities.
  • Respecting the rights, privacy and confidentiality of the client/s.
  • Always Exercise a duty of care and inform MND advisors in a timely manner should any accident or incident occur while visiting.
  • No Manual Handling activities permitted, eg lifting, toileting, showering, feeding etc. Social interactions only.


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