Visit an older person in their Otaki home once a week for a visit of at least an hour. This social interaction helps reduce the social isolation and loneliness for the person, and is purely social in focus. The organisation is looking for both men and women who are able to commit to long-term (at least 6 months) visiting as continuity and relationship building is a valuable aspect of the role. There is flexibility around the weekly time commitment so if you are interested with a friendly and empathetic attitude for life then come and see us! The short training sessions will give you accreditation and you will receive ongoing support.
Good listening skills. Patient and able to relate to older people (some of whom may have hearing or memory loss). Limited completion of forms and report writing required.
Mature, friendly and respectful of confidentiality.
Weekdays and weekends, during the day, at least 1 hour per week (flexible)
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.