Health Check volunteer QLD
About the organisation
Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability amongst adults. There are approximately 50,000 new and recurrent strokes each year in Australia with one occurring every 10 minutes. Stroke affects people of all ages but predominantly occurs in the elderly. There are almost 440,000 people living after stroke in Australia. Despite public misperception, there are proven treatments for stroke prevention and recovery.
The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community. Our mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering. We are the voice of stroke in Australia.
Our Values of Courage, Excellence, Compassion, Integrity and Leadership are an integral part of our culture, brand and positioning, and inform our decisions and behaviours in our dealings internally within the organisation, and externally with our stakeholders.
The Stroke Foundation is part of a health alliance implementing a chronic disease prevention program in Queensland. This program aims to reduce the number of people developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke by identifying those at risk, and offering eligible persons a healthy lifestyle program.
The Stroke Foundation is responsible for coordinating health checks in various settings including community events. This could include expos, shows and shopping centre stands. The Stroke Foundation will provide insurance, training and resources to implement these activities.
This is an ideal opportunity for those who have, or are, studying a health related course.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Attend training on providing a health check
- Use program resources
- Provide health checks to the public in the community setting
- Refer health check participants to appropriate community programs
- Collect and return data to the Stroke Foundation
- Coordinate and assist with the organisation of health check events.
Your background, skills and experience
- Strong communication skills and ability to speak with people about their health
- Ability to identify those eligible to attend a healthy lifestyle program using a risk assessment tool and an eligibility criteria
- Confidence to refer eligible participants to a health promotion program
- Although not essential, health related experience will be highly regarded.
The Stroke Foundation embraces cultural diversity and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all cultural backgrounds to apply.
Please click apply now and complete the expression of interest process.
Any enquiries regarding the role, please contact Megan Werner (Volunteer Coordinator) or Suzanne Larsson (Volunteer Coordinator) on (03) 9918 7220.