Social Companion

Role Category: Social Support, Companionship

Region: Central Coast / Hunter, Canberra, Central West, Far North Coast, South West Sydney, Mid North Coast, Mid State, Murrumbidgee, Northern Sydney, South East Sydney / Inner West, Illawarra / Southern Highlands, Western Sydney / Nepean


Role Description

We are looking for a friendly, caring person to interact on an individual basis, with our socially isolated residents/clients. During your visit, your support may include a cup of tea, playing cards or games, listening to music or simply having a chat.

  • Maintain regular contact with allocated client/s by visiting on a regular basis; weekly or fortnightly
  • Provide companionship through social interaction, conversation and sharing interests
  • Listening to music
  • Watching television together
  • Crossword puzzles, card games
  • Craft activities – knitting, crochet, sewing

 

Role Requirements

  • Demonstrate compassion and care toward others
  • Present a positive and friendly approach to all
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to work well in a team
  • Undergo a Police Background Check by BaptistCare
  • Possess or undergo a Working with Vulnerable People (ACT Only)
  • Complete the BaptistCare online volunteer orientation training and site induction
  • Participate in activities safely, being mindful of clients, self and staff
  • Preserve the privacy of clients and team members by observing the required standards of confidentiality
  • Uphold BaptistCare Values

If yes please contact Student Placements at BaptistCare directly on
https://baptistcare.org.au/get-involved/volunteering/student-placements/




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