WanderSearch is useful for any person with a condition (such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, brain injury and Down Syndrome) who has a risk of going missing and where other technologies are not suitable. The Safer Walking Framework is about supporting, educating and reducing the risk of people with cognitive impairment going missing.
Wandersearch devices are small, radio frequency emitting devices worn by people who are at risk of going missing. The devices ensure that if the person who is wearing the device does go missing they can be located by trained Land Search and Rescue Volunteers and the Police.
Dunedin Land Search and Rescue are looking for someone who can help them with the following:
- Assist with the administration of the Wandersearch programme in Dunedin
- Provide information about the Wandersearch service and products
- Relate to clients in a friendly, patient and empathetic manner
- Organise and prioritise tasks
- Liaise with clients
- Deliver devices to new clients
- Ensure that the six-monthly device swaps are carried out
What's in it for Volunteers:
- Full training will be provided
- Volunteer travel costs are covered
- The knowledge that you are supporting the safety of vulnerable persons
- Well organised
- Have effective active-listening and written/verbal communication skills
- Ability to work with people who experience cognitive impairment
- Have an empathetic and patient nature
- Be well organised
- Ability to liase with a diversity of clients from a broad range of backgrounds
- Access to your own legal roadworthy vehicle (WoF, Reg and Ins) is essential
A Police background check is required for this role.
- A few hours a month
(The time commitment varies but is likely to be around five hours a month, and the intention is to role share between two people to allow cover)
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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