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Community Visitor - Eaglehawk

  • Location: Eaglehawk VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Human Rights
  • Time Required

    8-10 hours per month

  • Suitable for
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Disability Support
    • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Training

    1 day induction 1 day stream specific training: (Disability, Residential Services or Mental Health) 10 hours probationary visiting

  • Reimbursement

    Travel and other incidentals

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

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

Community Visitors are the eyes and the ears of the community and perform an important role of upholding the human rights of people with a cognitive disability and/or mental illness.

Community Visitors monitor and report on the adequacy of services being provided to residents/inpatients.

They talk to residents to identify issues of concern.

Community Visitors write a brief report at the conclusion of the visit.

Community Visitors visit in pairs, and visit facilities within their region. They spend between 8-10 hours per month visiting.

Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills are required.

The ability to contribute to a visit report is also required.

This role is ideally suited to individuals who are able to visit during day-time hours or late afternoons.

Access to your own vehicle is essential.

Training is provided and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

This is a challenging and rewarding role which is a formal Victorian Governor-In-Council appointment.