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Community Aged Care Volunteer

Published At:9 months ago
Job no: FTG9Y

Who are we looking for?

We are calling out for Volunteers who will support positive ageing approaches within AnglicareSA’s Community Aged Care program. You will be assisting customers living in their own homes with a range of meaningful activities which engage and respect individual choice.

Multiple Volunteer positions available across metropolitan Adelaide.

Roles include:

  • Social Programs support - assist our workers by engaging with customers while enjoying arts and crafts, games, cooking activities and social outings.
  • Phone Support - provide a friendly voice over the phone touching base and checking in with customers who may be feeling isolated and lonely.
  • In Home Social Connections – be matched with customers in the community to engage with one-on-one visits in their home.
  • Hospital and Respite Visiting - provide customers with much needed support and comfort while in hospital or when they are taking a break in respite.
  • Administration - provide administration and program support to our teams in an office-based setting.

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Supporting customers with a range of social engagement activities, directly or indirectly to remain independent in the community.
  • Supporting a dedicated team of professionals in the ongoing support of older members of the community to continue to be active, independent and engaged in the community

What do you need to bring?

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment in accordance with AnglicareSA’s values
  • Ability to work with empathy, compassion and in a non-judgemental and respectful manner
  • Relate well with people from a variety of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • The ability to report to line manager any areas of concern regarding the customers you are working with
  • Communicate effectively, both written and verbally to customers and staff
  • Willingness to provide assistance in a customer centred model, adhere to the Aged Care Quality Standards and organisation policy and procedures.

Benefits of Volunteering with AnglicareSA:

  • Helps you meet and socialise with new people
  • Provides you with a great sense of satisfaction with the motive of helping others.
  • Teaches you valuable skills which allows you to grow and develop
  • Brings fun and change in your life that breaks up your week
  • Improves your self-esteem and self-confidence, knowing the work you’ve undertaken has a purpose by helping others 

Who is AnglicareSA?

As SA’s largest social services provider, AnglicareSA makes a positive difference to the lives of more than 65,000 people each year. Our 1,900 staff and 400 volunteers support individuals, families, and communities, responding to their immediate need and working with them to build capacity to restore and maintain dignity and control in their lives. Our services are broad, supporting people at every stage of life.

We believe in social justice, the equal worth of each citizen, equality of opportunity and the importance of strong communities. Together we change lives. 

How to Apply:

If you think you can bring your passion and enthusiasm to a volunteering role with our Community Aged Care program we'd love to hear from you. Please click on Apply and submit your application!

  • Published on 25 Jul 2023, 2:33 AM