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Working together to live well and die well.

Peninsula Home Hospice is your community-based palliative care service.

Our aim is to provide specialist palliative care in the home that optimises quality of life and honours the hope for comfort, choice, dignity and peace.

Palliative care is for anyone of any age (from babies to older adults) who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms and issues associated with the illness, which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.

For some people, palliative care may be beneficial right from the time of diagnosis. It can be provided alongside other treatments (for example treatments for cancer such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) or when those treatments have ended. Some people access palliative care on and off through various stages of an illness.

Accessing palliative care early can help ensure a person’s values, beliefs and goals for their care are known and respected.

We are currently recruiting for Client Care Volunteers.

Client Care Volunteers help clients as well as their carers mostly in the home environment.

Our volunteers participate in 20 hours of training to better understand their role with clients and carers.  The training covers:

An Introduction to Palliative Care and the Volunteer’s Role:
Communication Skills
Spirituality
Diversity
Responding to Grief and Loss
Illness and Care
Dying and Death

A client care volunteer’s role may include:

Listening
Chatting
Playing cards or board games
Watching movies
Reminiscing
Listening to music
Comforting
Reading to the client
Providing reassurance to the carer
Providing an opportunity to go out
Just ‘being there’.

Volunteers are an integral part of the specialist palliative care team as we all work together.

Peninsula Home Hospice provides on-going training, peer and individual support and reimbursement for travel.

Thank you for your interest.

To apply for this job please visit app.betterimpact.com.