Uniting Social Support Program keeps people connected to the community to support them live a happy and healthy life. The program assists people to keep doing the things they love. Whatever ‘living life to the fullest” looks like for them, we support them to make it happen.
We are currently looking for a volunteer for Jean*. She is an energetic, talkative and friendly person who loves all animals, especially her dog. She enjoys walking her dog, reading, playing games on her iPad , listening to music and watching night time TV. In the past Jean loved to knit and play the piano, which she is now unable to do due to arthritis. Jean is looking for a volunteer who is outgoing and chatty, and who speaks English very well, as she has some hearing loss.
She would like to get out of the house for a slow gentle walk, see a movie or go out for lunch. The volunteer must be comfortable around her friendly small dog. To be able to take Jean* out you will need to use your own car and have fully comprehensive insurance. Valid Australian driver’s license necessary. Jean also has a 4 wheel walker.
As a valued member of the social support team, you will have access to; ongoing training and development opportunities, the chance to meet new people and develop new skills, and the support of a dedicated volunteer coordinator throughout your volunteer journey. You will be volunteering to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice to make an impact in your community. Please note that during COVID-19 this role willcommence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Jean and enable her to stay connected to the community. **Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote DV-S-09.
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.
Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.