Community Companions

Location:
Kapiti Coast
Organisation:
Mary Potter Hospice
Category:
Companionship
Hours:
Both/Flexible

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you empathic and non-judgmental? We are looking for Community Companions to support people receiving palliative care in their own home so that they can remain in the community as long as possible. This role promotes and supports the quality of life for hospice patients who are living in their own home, as well as provide respite for carers to support their wellbeing. Some of the tasks may include:
Being present even if the person does not want to talk or if they want to sleep
Sitting with the person and talking
Reading a book, article, letter or newspaper to the person
Playing cards, board games, doing a jigsaw puzzle
Supporting the person to do activity that is important to them

Full Role description available on request.

Requirements:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Maturity and common sense
Non-judgmental and open minded
Ability to maintain professional boundaries
Sensitivity, tolerance and empathy
Self-care and stress management skills
Works within Mary Potter Hospice’s policies and procedures
Comfortable working with a diverse range of people

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Up to 4 hours per week (across all patients)

Getting started:
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.

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