- Location: Westmead NSW
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Health
We are looking for a volunteer able to regularly commit to a 5 hour session once a month or once a fortnight 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.
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
We will reimburse you for all of the consumable products that you use.
- Medical Check *
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
You must be a professionally qualified beauty therapist to undertake this role and st be a professionally qualified beauty therapist to undertake this role and have relevant experience working in a beauty therapy role (could be specialist or generalist).
In addition, this role requires that you provide evidence of up to date vaccinations. We will provide you with information on these when you commence your volunteer paperwork
* 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 beauty therapists, massage therapists and hairdressers 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 products, but we will reimburse you for these. We provide refreshments and cover the cost of car parking at the hospital.