About this opportunity
~ Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people with a mental illness or disability?
~ Are you interested in a volunteering opportunity that is a statutory three year appointment by the Governor and also personally challenging and rewarding?
~ Do you know someone who you think would be interested in this role?
~ People with lived experience of mental illness or disability are encouraged to apply.
The Community Visitor Scheme is seeking volunteers who are passionate about protecting the rights of people with a mental illness or disability and improving the care and treatment provided to them whilst in hospital or living in disability accommodation or Supported Residential Facilities (SRF's), or attending Day Options programs .
The Community Visitor Scheme is your opportunity to provide much needed support and advocacy to people with a mental illness or disability. Relevant training and ongoing support, including financial support, is provided to all volunteers appointed to the role.
Opportunities available at various Mental Health Treatment Centres, Disability Accommodation and SRF's located in the Adelaide CBD.
~ No formal qualifications required, however a broad understanding of mental health and disability sectors would be helpful.
~ Prepared to undertake Disability Related Employment Screening
~ Prepared to undertake Child Related Employment Screening.
~ Good communication skills.
~ A desire to help individuals through advocacy.
~ Dedication to improving services.
~ Access to internet and mobile phone essential.
This position is not suitable for people working fulltime.
Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
urance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
3 hours per visit. At least 3 visits per month, however as many &/or few visits per month as available.Suitable for
- People with disability
- Wheelchair Access
- Disability Support
- Governance, Boards, & Committees
- Mediation & Advocacy
2 Full Day Training Workshop, relevant training ongoing support.Reimbursement
Out of Pocket expenses reimbursed and half yearly honorarium provided