About this opportunity
This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting new program where you can volunteer at a time that is convenient for you. As a CanCare Navigator you will provide one on one peer support to a person with cancer, learn new skills and engage in a rewarding volunteer experience with our small team of dedicated volunteers in southern Sydney.
The role of the CanCare Navigator is varied and depends on a person’s needs. Tasks a navigator can be involved in include supporting a person to access the information they need, finding community services, completing complex medical forms and helping a person manage Medicare and PBS issues, find transportation to treatment, connect a person to support groups, organise or take a person on a social outing, find home help if required, provide back-up during a difficult time, guide a person through the health care maize and just be there when someone needs a friend.
“As Kirsten’s navigator I was able to help her organise her unit to be cleaned regularly, obtain paperwork she found a challenge to source through different organisations, organised medications to be delivered to her home and organised parking fees and taxi’s when required to get to appointments. However, I believe one of the most important things I was able to do for Kirsten was just sit and chat about her treatment and the challenges she faced”, Heather – CanCare Navigator.
CanCare Navigators attend a FREE 2-day training program that provides them with an opportunity to:
• learn more about the health system;
• understand the disease process;
• further develop their communication skills;
• develop skills to manage difficult conversations;
• develop a better understanding of the many challenges a person with cancer faces; and
• learn how to access services and credible information so they can support a person with cancer.
Following this training a CanCare Navigator uses their knowledge of cancer, the health care system, the professionals working in the health care system and the different services and resources available in the community to support a person with cancer. CanCare Navigators are matched with a person with cancer and then have regular one-on-one contact with this person either face to face, over the phone, via Skype etc. for up to 2 years.
Volunteers are supported by the CanCare Program Manager and have access to ongoing training and support. All expenses are reimbursed. The organisation will conduct a National Police Check on all successful applicants.
Our next training program will be held on Thursday 23rd November and Thursday 30th November at Mortdale RSL Club. Our next training workshop will be funded by Dry July.
National Police Certificate *.
Working with Children Check conducted if required.
2-5 hours per week.Interested in
- Aged Care
- Companionship and Social Support
- Counselling and Help Line
- Mediation and Advocacy
- Tutoring and Mentoring
2 day free training programReimbursement
All expenses will be reimbursed