We provide affordable and reliable door to door transport, with assistance if needed to people who are unable to access mainstream transport due to mobility restrictions because of age or disability, reside in the Sutherland Shire and live independently.
Activus Transport is funded by the State and Federal Government under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. (CHSP)
The service is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers who give their time and skills to provide individual and group transport services. Volunteers are a vital and very much needed part of our service and keep our transport service moving
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Every volunteer has the right to:
Activus Transport is committed to providing a safe and positive working environment in line with the NSW WHS Act 2011. This means that we must use reasonable care and follow policies regarding delivery of all aspects of Activus service. Reasonable, means what a ‘reasonable’ person would do in the circumstances having regard to the person’s knowledge, the person’s role, the person’s skills and the information and resources available to them. Volunteers and Staff must take reasonable care for their own health and safety and also ensure they don’t affect the health and safety of others and that they comply with instructions given to them. Volunteers and Staff must adhere to all WHS legislation.
ACCIDENT AND INCIDENTS
Any Incidents or Accidents must be formerly reported. Staff will assist with this process.
Activus has a work health and safety responsibility to ensure not only your physical health but also your mental health. Bullying, harassment and discrimination is covered in the WHS Act. Volunteers and staff also have a duty to ensure that their actions do not constitute a risk to their own health and safety or that of other people in the workplace.
WHAT IS DUTY OF CARE
Staff and Volunteers have a duty of care to all Activus clients. All staff and volunteers are responsible for upholding the legal and human rights of all clients. Duty of Care involves:
One of the more difficult ethical dilemmas with which you may be confronted relates to boundary violations. This occurs when a professional worker or volunteer forgets that they are in a working relationship and not a friendship. Once this working relationship has been lost, there is then potential for the worker or volunteer to become over-involved with the client and potentially violate the client's rights.
Professional boundaries need to be observed to ensure that professional standards are maintained. Professional boundaries do not mean the avoidance of another person and their problems. Acting professionally assists you to deliver care to someone whom you may not like personally.
Signs of boundary violations