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Volunteer Visitor Community Visitor’s Scheme Multicultural Care

  • Location: Campsie NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Seniors & Aged Care
  • Time Required

    Mornings and or Afternoons Long Term 1 hour per week or 2 hours per fortnight

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    CVS Volunteer Visitor one-on-one training (mandatory face to face training) Periodic training days in areas related to your role

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    Statutory Declaration for anyone who has been a citizen resident of a country/countries other than Australia since the age of 16

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

The Community Visitor’s Scheme CVS is a program that is funded by the Australian Government. It aim to enrich the quality of life for people who may be experiencing social isolation or loneliness.  The CVS Volunteer is responsible for providing regular social visits in a one-on-one or group capacity, to residents of aged care facilities or people living in their own homes receiving a Home Care Package, who are isolated or at risk of experiencing isolation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with you paired companion at least once a week, for a minimum of 20 visits, to provide social support
  • Undertake activities that are appropriate to your companion. This may include listening to music, playing cards or board games, reminiscing or simply having a chat
  • Record and submit monthly reports on your visits, including date, time, and activities to the CVS Coordinator
  • Engage in bi-monthly phone check-ins with the CVS Coordinator
  • Record all aged care facility visits using the Visitor Log Book
  • Attend Orientation and ongoing training as required
  • Respect the rights of companions to confidentiality and privacy Become familiar, and act in accordance with, Multicultural Care’s Values

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to show empathy
  • Ability to volunteer independently
  • Good Interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • A commitment to visit at least once a week, 20 times in a one-year period Willingness to follow guidelines set out by Multicultural Care

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.