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SA Telephone Support Caller Volunteer - Adelaide

Apply now Role no: 497383
Availability: Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Adelaide

  • Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 7:30 am - 9 am approx shift. Calls are made from the Red Cross office in the Adelaide CBD however home-based calling may be possible for those with excellent ICT skills. 
  • Minimum commitment is one 3 hour shift per once a week or once a fortnight. 
  • Good communication skills required (a clear voice with well-developed comprehension and conversation skills)

The program

Red Cross supports older people who live alone or who have few social connections, people with disability and people recovering from mental illness to help improve their wellbeing. We believe that having good social connections is essential for all aspects of health. The Telephone Support program provides daily telephone calls to check on the wellbeing of people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed.

The purpose of the Home Support Programs is to strengthen people’s capacity to participate in community life, maintain or regain independence and stay living in their own home for longer. We do this by providing Transport and Telephone Support services to aged people experiencing social isolation and/or are frail and require assistance with daily living.

The opportunity

For this role you will be able to listen and communicate effectively with clients in a caring and courteous way regarding their health, wellbeing and social connection. You will use a range of open-ended questions to ascertain client wellbeing. You will be non-judgmental and know how to recognise issues and concerns in order to provide clients with appropriate support and reassurance. You will be comfortable using computers. You will maintain accurate records of all calls using allocated electronic call sheets and follow organisational procedures.

Being able to speak a second language and having customer service experience will be a bonus but is not necessary.

The impact

As a Telephone Support Caller Volunteer you will help your clients to feel safe and connected to their community by listening and providing a friendly voice. We offer on the job training and support and ongoing training opportunities as required.   

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Sage Mody 8100 4592.

Please note you will be required to upload a copy of your CV with your application.

Download File Telephone Support Caller Volunteer - Adelaide CBD - September 2021.pdf

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: Cen. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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