COMMUNITY LIAISON VOLUNTEER
Hours: 0.5 days a week.
Reports to: Community Engagement Coordinator
Minimum age: Volunteers must be 18 or older to volunteer with the Social Health and Wellbeing (SHW) Team
The Community Liaison volunteer assists in supporting the Rev. Bill Crews Foundation and its local community to address social isolation and disengagement.
This role provides quality avenues for engagement to vulnerable guests, ensuring that their spiritual, mental, and emotional wellbeing is attended to. We are in the process of boosting community activities for and within the organization, in establishing a suite of guest facing services that aim at promoting community atmosphere on site and at service locations. The volunteer role is designed to support the Community Engagement Coordinator in planning, organising and co-facilitating activities delivered on site at the Bill Crews Foundation, such as art, music and yoga classes and programs to respond to the community’s needs in the COVID-19 era.
This is a unique and exciting role that will require someone with a vivacious and go-get attitude. You must be able to work both independently and as part of a small team, be able to manage a flexible timetable, and be comfortable facilitating activities with diverse groups of people.
Whilst it is not a requirement of our volunteers or staff to hold a religious faith, it is paramount that all staff undertake their duties in a caring and supportive manner consistent with The Bill Crews Foundation’s core values to provide an exceptional standard of compassion and care to guests. Given the vulnerability of many of our guests, dealing with challenging behaviours will be of utmost importance.
Community Liaison volunteers report to the Bill Crews Foundation’s Community Engagement Coordinator working predominately with the SHW Team.
DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The Community Liaison volunteers may be required to complete a range of set tasks during a typical shift. These tasks will be completed under the supervision of the Community Engagement Coordinator and will include:
- Facilitation of on site community activities as allocated
- Assisting with large scale community events
- Provide information about Social Health and Wellbeing support services
- COVID-19 marshalling requirements including taking of names/temperatures of guests across site
ACADEMIC AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- Accredited qualifications in community services or equivalent.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Ability to engage and build rapport with vulnerable individuals
- Sound communication and conflict management skills
- Background in community settings
PERSONAL QUALITIES AND BEHAVIOURAL TRAITS
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with the community and stakeholders, including people from a wide range of backgrounds.
- Strength, calmness, resilience
- Attention to detail
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