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Social support in Albion

  • Location: Albion VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Weekly on Wednesdays or Fridays.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Seniors & Aged Care
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.

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

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

During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to the life of someone who is socially isolated we would love to hear from you!

Jack* lives in Albion and has an interest in reading, listening to the radio, watching AFL (Bulldogs fan), doing word searches and going on day trips. Jack* would like to be connected with a volunteer who is prepared initially, to provide home visits as well as going out for walks, coffee and lunch in the future.

The best suited to support Jack* will be patient, understanding, positive, engaging and able to talk on any number of topics. You will also have the ability to support Jack* to achieve his social goals and creatively reconnect with his interests and passions. Practical communication skills and the confidence to work independently are a must. Your own vehicle will be required to transport Jack* on outings. Valid driver’s license necessary. This rewarding role will enable you to make a valuable contribution to your community and the social wellbeing of another person. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

*Participant's name has been altered to maintain his privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote SI-W-09. *Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Jack and enable him to stay connected to the community.

Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.