We need people who can assist frail older people in their homes to feel socially included through visits on a regular basis to meet their need for company, social contact and to participate in community life.
Purpose of the Position
To assist frail older people in their homes to feel socially included through visits on a regular basis to meet their need for company, social contact and to participate in community life.
Provide one-on-one support to an older person at least once a fortnight in their home or on scheduled outings· Demonstrate friendly visiting by having supportive and positive conversations· Engage in wellness and re-ablement activities with an older person eg letter writing, using technology and reading, playing a board game, assisting with shopping and outings or having a cup of tea.
To respect clients privacy and confidentiality (i.e.matters relating to your client must not be discussed with anyone other than the Co-ordinator)· To respect and encourage the clients differing needs for independence· To bring to the attention of the Co-ordinator any client concerns or changes to health that may need attention · Comply with Orange City Council’s WHS regulations and volunteer policy
Skills and Personal Qualifications·
Well-developed communication, interpersonal and listening skills· Passionate about improving the wellbeing of older people· Ability to work effectively with a team· Ability to comply with the Memorandum of Understanding· A current Drivers Licence and comprehensive motor vehicle insurance is desirable, but not essential
Benefits of the Position·
Enrich the quality of an older person’s life· Make a valuable contribution and remain engaged with community· Work as part of a dynamic team· Gain more knowledge of what is happening in your community· Receive ongoing training and support, where appropriate· Maintain and develop work place skills Meet new people.