Blind Eye Ministries is a grass-roots Catholic ministry devoted to journeying with the most vulnerable in our society. We achieve this one person at a time. The Blind Eye Centre is a daytime sanctuary for the most vulnerable in our city. This centre is based on Christian values and behaviour with each individual being treated with dignity and respect. The centre consists of regular activities, basic facilities and services to assist those with a variety of needs. The centre desires to not only meet the material needs, but the fullness of the individual, mind, body and soul.

Position Description

  • Provide a warm presence to homeless visitors of the centre.
  • Have conversations with people experiencing homelessness.
  • Provide assistance in meeting the requests of the visitors ie towels, clothing, toiletries etc.
  • General centre duties i.e., cleaning, re-stocking etc.

Position Requirements

  • Blue Card (Vulnerable Adults)
  • National Police Check
  • Archdiocesan Safeguarding Training (provided by BEM)
  • General induction at centre
  • Read and sign BEM Code of Conduct

Dates and Times

9am - 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

  • There are two shifts per day (9am-12pm, and 12pm-3pm).
  • There are four places available per shift.
  • There is a maximum of two days placements, per student, per week.

Location

Blind Eye Centre
19 Merivale St South Brisbane Queensland

Application Procedure

  • Email a brief paragraph expressing interest in the program, and what days you can attend to acuengagement@acu.edu.au.
  • If Approved, you will be required to attend an induction at BEM.
  • You are also required to read the relevant ACU policies and procedures.

Campus

Brisbane

Contact

ACU Engagement
acuengagement@acu.edu.au

 

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