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Aged Care Companion Volunteer

MercyCare

The Companion Volunteer role is to support the professional Pastoral Care staff in the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of residents, within MercyCare Residential Aged Care. The following duties could be conducted by the volunteer under the direction of Lifestyle, Therapy and Spiritual Coordinator: Being present with residents, listening, reminiscing and demonstrating compassion, empathy and support; reading to residents as agreed in their spiritual assessments; playing music to and with residents; assistant residents with walks in garden; assisting the residents with day to day activities within the facility, deemed appropriate by the Pastoral Care Worker and/or Occupational Therapist or Service Manager; assisting Pastoral Care staff with Church services and all types of events and provide feedback to staff about the residents Spiritual and emotional needs.