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Redkite Volunteer Hairdresser - Children's Hospital at Westmead

  • Location: Westmead NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Health
  • Time Required

    We are looking for a volunteer able to regularly commit to a 5 hour session once a month on either Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. In order to provide continuity for our program, we look for an intended commitment of a minimum of 12 months. This role is located at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

  • Training

    We will provide you with a full induction into Redkite and the Children’s Hospital Westmead’s policies&procedures. We will provide you with information and support about working with families affected by cancer and undertaking a role in a hospital setting

  • Reimbursement

    We will reimburse you for all of the consumable products that you use.

  • Requirements
    • Medical Check *
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    You must be a professionally Qualified Hairdresser to undertake this role and have relevant experience working as a hairdresser.

    Please note that in order to join the team at Westmead, you will need to give verification of immunisations, provide two references and undertake Working with Children and Police checks. We will provide you with detailed information on how to undertake all of these aspects of our recruitment process.

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

The Redkite Family Wellbeing Program at the Children’s Hospital Westmead provides practical and emotional support to families on the ward and in the out-patient clinic.

Our small team of hairdressers, massage therapists and beauty therapists offer much needed respite to parents whose child is receiving cancer treatment at the hospital. Some of these parents may not have returned to their family home for many months and are often unable to leave the hospital even for short periods of time.

The Family Wellbeing volunteers offer parents an opportunity to take a short break from the demands of caring for a sick child within a hospital setting. By volunteering your time and skills to this program, you can allow a parent a moment for some personal care and relaxation during a very difficult time.

We will provide you with a suitable space in the hospital for parents to come and visit you for their appointment. We ask that you bring your own scissors, clips and electrical equipment. We will reimburse you for all of the consumable products that you use (shampoo, conditioner, dye, spray etc).

We provide refreshments and cover the cost of car parking at the hospital.


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