Community Visitors are the eyes and the ears of the community and perform an important role of upholding the human rights of people with a cognitive disability and/or mental illness.
Community Visitors monitor and report on the adequacy of services being provided to residents/inpatients.
They talk to residents to identify issues of concern.
Community Visitors write a brief report at the conclusion of the visit.
Community Visitors visit in pairs, and visit facilities within their region. They spend between 8-10 hours per month visiting.
Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills are required.
The ability to contribute to a visit report is also required.
This role is ideally suited to individuals who are able to visit during day-time hours or late afternoons.
Access to your own vehicle is essential.
Training is provided and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.
This is a challenging and rewarding role which is a formal Victorian Governor-In-Council appointment.