About the role
The role of Social Support Group (SSG) Worker is to facilitate the smooth running of the Social Support Group. This involves supporting the frail, aged or NDIS consumer group who are eligible under Commonwealth Home Support Program and Victorian Department of Health HACC PYP funding guidelines. The position is located at the across 3 local government areas of Moreland, Banyule and Darebin.
The SSG Worker is a member of a team of Social Support Group Workers and is supported by the Social Support Group Program Manager. The role may also involve liaising with MOSS programs. MOSS supports a range of older people who have had a history of housing instability, substance use, mental health and chronic health issues.
There are a diverse range of activities offered through the Social Support Group. These include craft activities, garden and cooking programs, opportunities for celebration and social interaction, (gentle) physical activity, excursions and community participation. Emphasis is placed on activities which connect consumers to what is happening in the broader community through activities like footy tipping, celebrating Mothers/Father Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Grand Final Day, Show Day and so on, as well as marking personal celebrations such as birthdays.
MOSS respects and is responsive to diversity across the spectrum of attendees of Shrivings. Consequently the Social Support Group environment and activities is tailored to meet all consumers needs and interests and provides inclusive opportunities for people of similar backgrounds and experiences to socialise. This target group have expressed a need to ‘feel useful’ and as such the Social Support Group program will have a strong focus on developing positive engagement through fostering independence across all activities.
The Social Support Group Worker is required at all times to work within the policies, procedures and philosophical framework of Merri Outreach Support Service, the guidelines and standards of the funding body and to adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards in performing their duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
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How to apply
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Please quote in application: Social Support Group Worker – casual via Pro Bono Australia.
Sector: #Aged_Care_and_Seniors, #Community_Development, #Community_Support_Services