Strathfield Council’s “Centenary Park Walking Group” is seeking a volunteer to lead the walking group every Friday from 10am to 11am in a circuit around Homebush West. Council’s Walking Group Program provides an informal and social opportunity to improve physical activity levels, mental health, community life, social wellbeing and community safety and meet new people in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Meeting point is Centenary Park, Couralie Avenue, Homebush West.
This program runs during school term.
A volunteer may buddy with another volunteer to cover the commitment during the term.
All volunteers must take reasonable care for their own health and safety and comply and cooperate with reasonable instructions, policies and procedures regarding the safety and health of other persons and workplaces. Managers and supervisors have a positive duty to exercise due diligence to ensure that Council complies with its safety operations. The volunteers who occupy these jobs must acquire and keep up-to-date knowledge of Council's work, health and safety systems which include plans, policies and procedures. Managers and supervisors must have an understanding of work health and safety matters within their scope of operations and ensure that processes for compliance are implemented.
Work Health and Safety
All Council volunteers are expected to:
Follow safe practices/procedures to perform your duties in a manner, so as affect the health and safety of yourself or others
Participate in development of safe work procedures and risk assessments with your Supervisor when required
Actively participate in WHS inductions and training when required
Wear and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prescribed manner and when specified
Participate in workplace inspections if required
Use and maintain plant or equipment of any kind, including computer and other telecommunication devices in accordance with instructions and procedures
Participate in emergency preparedness training, including any required knowledge for business continuity plans
Report all hazards, near misses and damage as per the SMC reporting procedure
Participate in accident and incident investigations as required
Working with Children Check / National Police Check
Successful applicants are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check and must obtain a Working with Children's Check (WWCC) clearance prior to commencement. The WWCC is free for volunteers. Council will reimburse the cost of the volunteer’s National Criminal Record Check for the successful applicant/s.
Report all injuries/illnesses that occur at work immediately
If injured at work, actively cooperate and participate to comply with obligations imposed under injury management and return-to-work plans where applicable.
To engage in conversation in the English language with members of CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities on a range of topics.
Manage the workplace ensuring the risk of injury to staff and community members is minimised or removed through risk analysis.
Good level of fitness and English speaking skills, willingness to listen as well as speak and have an interest in other cultures
Must commit to the program for 10 weeks (one school term) but may buddy with another volunteer to compete the commitment
Show reliability and punctuality
Must have own transport
Ability and ongoing commitment to work with or without supervision
Ability to work as part of a team and foster positive relationships between the community and Council
Undergo training as required. Council will advise.