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February

Social Support Group Worker

Peninsula Health - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Who We Are and What We Stand For
Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

The Social Support Program sits under the Chronic Disease and Aged stream which targets the health needs of adults 65 years and older, younger adults with a disability and adults with a chronic condition and/or psycho social issues. This includes the indigenous community and other CALD groups.

The Social Support Program runs from Hastings and Mornington Community Health. One group is an active group of younger (under 60 years) disabled clients mainly ABI and the other groups are older adults with various physical disabilities, dementia, social isolation and carer support needs.
The program aims to maintain skills, provide meaningful activities including outings that enhance self-esteem, link clients and carers to health services as required.
The Social Support Group Worker aims to assist participants of the program to engage in social activities whilst endeavouring to maintain skill retention and development. The program is staffed by a Team Leader and social support group workers with additional help from invaluable community volunteers. The position provides both clinical & non-clinical duties as prescribed by the Team Leader to ensure consumers receive high quality, timely, safe and effective care.

Key Responsibilities

• In conjunction with the Team Leader and other workers, clients and volunteers develop and deliver innovative, skill-focused activities suitable to the needs of the client group.
• Contribute positively to a culture of client focused service delivery.
• Assist clients with personal care as required.
• Assist in providing transport for clients as required including driving the 12 seater bus
• Assist clients with activities as required.

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:
https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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