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Physical Support Volunteer

  • Location: Battery Point TAS
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Family Services
  • Time Required

    Times and frequency of volunteering can be organised to suit personal preferences within office hours (10:00 am to 2:00 pm weekdays)

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
    • Work Experience
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Driving & Transportation
  • Training

    On-site training provided

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    A current Working with Vulnerable People’s card, or National Police Check - this can be organised after interview.
    Good communication skills.
    A solid commitment and motivation to help those in distress

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the level of coverage for volunteers due to various restrictions to ensure they are covered for the roles they will be undertaking.

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

The position of a Physical Support Worker covers a range of activities from, providing a helping hand to clients in their homes, to working alongside other PCSTas workers to strengthen the service’s capacity to provide help to families.

We understand that in becoming a Physical Support Worker, not all tasks may be suited to all volunteers and we are willing to work with you to find tasks suited to your skills and personality, however you should be prepared to; • participate in training activities; • provide a helping hand to pregnant women and new mothers (up to 6 weeks after the birth of a baby) in their home, interacting with children, undertaking light housework and providing companionship; • provide office support; organise baby clothes, connecting with support services, monitoring Facebook activity; and, • work alongside others to assist with the running of the service; this includes tasks such as working bees or assisting at fund raising events.