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Social Engagement Partner – Volunteer

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Organisation : Northside Community Forum - Your Northside

Location : New South Wales

Time required : 8.30am to 4:30 / 4 pm to 9pm - All week days and weekends

Duration of project : Feb 2018 - Feb 2019

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Community Development, Disabilities

Posted on : 31 Jan, 2018

About the Role

Your Northside Community Forum is a leading provider of support services for older people, people living with disability, mental health, and their carers throughout Sydney. Established 30 years ago, we’ve kept our commitment to give people greater choice and to enhance their independence and wellbeing.
Social Engagement Partner – Volunteer
Chatswood /City – 5 mins walk to station
Active volunteer assist as a social companion/carer to people over 65 or people living with low to medium disability. Community participation is coordinated for all our clients .Vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in the community are more likely to experience illness, mobility issues, grief and loneliness and are at risk of experiencing social isolation than any other group of people. Northside coordinates a range of daily activities and day trips in the community to extend social connections, keep people healthy and active and simply to enjoy life. These may include:
 Annual events and festivals in Sydney
 Theatres, art galleries, gardens or museums
 Historical sites and buildings
HOURS: 8.30am to 4:30 / 4 pm to 9pm – All week days and weekends
 Active volunteer assist as an active social companion/carer to people over 65 or people living with disability on day trips/ late evening trips.
 Active Volunteer to act as a facilitator during social support trip.
 Liaise directly with the reception / customer service at the venue.
 Collect cash or fee for the trip and enter the receipt of cash into to the receipt form.
 Support or facilitate with purchase of tickets if required.
 This can include assisting with shopping and at mealtime if required.
 Volunteers do not assist with personal care (which includes helping in the bathroom) or administering medication.
Northside has a NO LIFT policy for all volunteers.
Skills & attributes
 Passion or interest to give back to the community
 Genuine caring and compassionate attitude
 Current National Police clearance check – Northside can support with police check
 A reasonable level of fitness but no lifting is required
Contact Details : Jisha Kalam – 02 8405 4444 – jishak@yournorthside.org.au

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Northside Community Forum - Your Northside
Not for Profit : Yes

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For details concerning this role , please contact

Jisha Kalam

Phone : 02 8405 4444

Email : jishak@yournorthside.org.au

Please quote in application: Social Engagement Partner – Volunteer via Pro Bono Australia.


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