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CanTeen Programs - Medical Volunteer

  • Location: West End QLD
  • Category: Health
  • Type of work
    • Arts, Craft, & Photography
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Education & Training
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Music & Entertainment
    • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Duration

    Ongoing commitment

  • Time Required

    12 Months minimum, in which time you may only attend 2-3 CanTeen Programs, varying from 1 - 3days in duration. - Ongoing - (Dependent) Specialised programs

  • Training

    - Volunteer Induction and annual volunteer training opportunities - (Dependent) Specialised training for specific manualised CanTeen programs ( Based on ACT, Self compassion, narrative therapy)

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Others
    • Working with Children Check *

    All Volunteers and employees are required to adhere to CanTeen's Human Resources Policies during their engagement with CanTeen. As CanTeen's work involves volunteers and employees being in direct contact with children and young people, volunteers and employees are required to complete police and working with children check's relevant to the state or territory they will be engaged.

    CanTeen will conduct at least two reference checks on successful applicants and will also require proof on any professional qualification stated on an application.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Reimbursement

    All costs covered

CanTeen relies on the assistance and support of our volunteers to help us deliver our programs for young people. We can’t run our programs without our generous volunteers. As a health professional you have specialist skills that are essential in the running of our programs. Our volunteers provide support, administer medication and first aid, participate in and help run activities and most importantly have fun in the process!

What’s involved?
CanTeen programs run for 1-3 days and provide our Members with the opportunity to meet other young people going through a similar experience, receive psychosocial support and have some respite and ‘time out’. Health professionals play a crucial role in volunteering as either a medical or psychosocial volunteer:

Medical volunteers (e.g. registered doctors and nurses) – provide Members with medical support including the administration of medications and provision of first aid.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Note: the following represents the broad list of responsibilities for the role generally, however there may be some variation to the list depending on the need of the Division. Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Dispense medication as required
- Administer first aid as required
- Manage the first aid and medical kits
- Record medication dispensed, and treatments provided
- Securely store medical and consent forms
- Identify and report potential risks / hazards that may impact upon YPLWC health and safety
- Provide advice and / or information to CanTeen staff in relation to the treatment of YPLWC
- Observe YPLWC behaviours and discourage any behaviour that is likely to impact negatively upon others utilising behaviour modification techniques
- Liaise with relevant health professionals if a YPLWC or member of staff is unwell
- Accompany YPLWC to a medical centre or hospital if and when required
- Actively encourage YPLWC in supporting relationships with their peers
- Support YPLWC in developing their own skills
- Supervise YPLWC during activites
- Facilitate or co-facilitate small discussion groups and debriefs
- Provide feedback to CanTeen staff on process improvement techniques where appropriate


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