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Community Visitor

Organisation : Office of the Public Advocate

Location : Victoria

Time required : 8-10 hours per month

Duration of project : On-going

Skill Area : Advocacy

Sector : Community Development

Posted on : 26 Apr, 2019

About the Role

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 care. They visit facilities for people with a disability and/or mental illness and monitor and report on the adequacy of services being provided to residents/patients They talk to residents and patients to identify issues of concern and 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. 1 day induction 10 hours in the field supervised visits 1 day stream specific training in either disability, mental health or supported residential services Reimbursement for travel to and from facilities

About the Organisation

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

Apply for this Position

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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