HomeShare Host

We are looking for new contractors to join our group of HomeShare Hosts who help to brighten the days of our older clients by providing engagement and connection in a safe and welcoming environment.
As a contractor, you would host a group of older people in your home 1 day per week/fortnight where you would provide meals and activities for up to 4 clients. To be successful in this role you will need to have a clean, safe and smoke free home and have access to a vehicle. You must also be physically able to assist others when necessary during transportation and while in your home.

All expenses will be covered by Presbyterian Support Upper South Island to include:

  • Transport expenses
  • Meal preparations cost
  • Training
  • Programme expenses
  • Base fee for each referred member attending

What we provide:

  • Relevant training including First Aid training
  • Peer support as well as supervision
  • Programme planning & facilitation support
  • Member & volunteer recruitment

Empathy for the elderly, patience, good listening skills and a sense of humour.
Hosts should be aged 20 or older.
In case of providing transport for members - drivers must have a full, clean drivers license and suitable vehicle.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Groups are ideally one day per week or fortnight for up to 6-8 hours.

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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