Check back often for specific vacancies within our Volunteer Program!
To discuss any of the advertised vacancies, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on Tuesdays or Thursdays on (03) 8301 6736.
List of current vacancies:
Water and Chair-based Exercise Group Leader
The aim of the water exercise program is to encourage regular exercise and to support participation in a group activity. The group is led by trained volunteers.
The format of the activity is that participants undertake general exercise in water with participants standing in water up to their shoulders.
Water exercise improves flexibility and general fitness. It is good for relaxation. It is helpful for people who have muscle and joint problems. People coming to the group may have osteoarthritis, fibro myalgia, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis or other conditions.
Fully funded and coordinated by Dianella, you will have the opportunity to attend Arthritis Victoria’s Water exercise and chair exercise training.
To gain vital knowledge and an understanding of the leadership duties, it is essential that you have been participating in the program for at least 6 months.
The training includes the knowledge of how to:
• provide a general water exercise program
• work with all volunteer leaders as a team, including everyone in the decisions made regarding the water exercise program
• protect the safety of clients at all times
• use common sense if any situation arises where the environment becomes unsafe
• make sure the Water Exercise program runs on time and as advertised
• liaise with the Volunteer Coordinator at Dianella Community Health regarding any Occupational Health and Safety issues
• Ensure all participants have Medical Clearance forms completed before joining the group
• To fill out attendance sheet
• To complete incidents reports if needed
• To Coordinate and conduct the class sessions
• Liase with Physiotherapist or Volunteer Coordinator if issues arise needing clarification or support
• Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with clients
• Ability to read and understand instructions and schedules
• Ability to discuss and resolve problems
• Ability to be tactful, discrete and observe confidentiality
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