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Palliative Care Companion - Viveash

  • Location: Viveash WA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Health
  • Time Required

    Four (4) hours per week however more is available upon request

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

    Two day Palliative Care training course, home visits with nurse, buddy visits

  • Reimbursement

    Mileage allowance, phone calls and other out of pocket expenses.

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

    - Four (4) hours per week committment
    - A desire to become a long term member of our Palliative Care team: this opportunity is not suited to those seeking a short term commitment.
    - Access to own vehicle
    - Passion for helping care for others.
    - Solid social skills
    - Respect for privacy and confidentiality
    - Ability to work alone and as part of a team
    - Experience in palliative care or care services not essential but advantageous

    This role requires sensitively and care as you will be assisting someone with a life limiting illness.

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

This role requires you to work closely with a team of doctors, nurses, counsellors, social workers and volunteers in providing the best service there is our clients.

Your duties will involve all or some of the following:

  • Provide companionship to our clients as a form of respite care for their carer: Have a coffee over a friendly chat
  • Driving clients to medical appointments or local shops: Help out with grocery shopping or a visit to a chemist.

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