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Respite All Rounder (Brisbane, Sunnybank Hills)

Blue Care
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Blue Care - Live life your way. For more than 65 years Blue Care has been committed to empowering you to live life your way. Today, our people make more than three million visits to Queenslanders each year, providing the same holistic care, service and companionship that’s been our hallmark since the very beginning. We put our customers and their loved ones first, and this focus on individuals has helped us become one of Queensland’s largest and most trusted providers of in-home care, residential aged care, disability services and independent and supported retirement living.

Volunteer to change lives. Yours included. This volunteer opportunity will help to support the frail, aged and elderly who visit Blue Care's Day Respite Centres by assisting them to take part in various activities, both in-centre and out and about in the community. Help make a meaningful difference by being a friendly face and engaging with residents in conversation to help alleviate the people we serve from feeling lonely or isolated. Help support residents to engage with each other and build friendships.

Volunteer alongside the the Lifestyle Team to encourage residents to take part in various recreational, social and fun activities. Help by supporting the team in the day to day activities and entertainment options.

Tasks involved include: ▪️ engage in uplifting conversations with residents ▪️ interact with residents in various social, recreational and fun activities ▪️ build friendships with those who may be feeling lonely or isolated ▪️ support the development of social connections with other residents ▪️ support the lifestyle team to prepare daily activities ▪️ assist with end of day tidy up of activities

This is a great opportunity to: ▪ Gain invaluable workplace experience, ▪ Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference, ▪ To meet mutual obligations, student placement hours or other requirements

Skills Required: ▪ Able to communicate inclusively and respectfully ▪ Patience, empathy and desire to make a positive difference ▪ COVID-19 Vaccination, ▪ Disability Worker Screening check, ▪ Australian Federal Police check

This role is accessible for people using: ▪ accessible toilets

UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.