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Organisation : Office of the Public Advocate

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 8-10 hours per month

Duration of project : Long term - Minimum 2 year commitment

Sector : Disabilities

Posted on : 8 Jan, 2018

About the Role

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of people in your own community and also hold a prominent volunteer role? Become a Community Visitor with the Office of the Public Advocate.

Community Visitors perform an important role of upholding and maintaining the human rights of people with a cognitive disability and/or mental illness who are living in supported accommodation.

Community Visitors monitor and report on the adequacy of services being provided to residents/inpatients.

They talk to residents to identify issues of concern.

Community Visitors write a brief report at the conclusion of the visit.

Community Visitors visit in pairs, and visit facilities within their region. They spend between 8-10 hours per month visiting.

Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills are required.

The ability to contribute to a visit report is also required.

This role is ideally suited to individuals who are able to visit during day-time hours or late afternoons.

Access to your own vehicle is essential.

Training is provided and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

This is a challenging and rewarding role which is a formal Victorian Governor-In-Council appointment.

Please note that due to the long-term nature of this role, this role is generally not suitable for job seekers, student placements or students wanting to gain experience in the sector.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Office of the Public Advocate
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

Position Description : CV Role Description2014

For details concerning this role , please contact

Di Cahill

Phone : 0396039514

Email : opavolunteers@justice.vic.gov.au

Please quote in application: Community Visitor via Pro Bono Australia.


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