Aged Care Volunteers

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The Salvation Army is a child-safe organisation and provides an environment that is safe and inclusive for children, the young and vulnerable - where they feel safe, respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential. 

As a volunteer, your role is vital in creating and maintaining an environment where all people are safe and free from harm.

The basic building blocks of creating a safe environment starts with well-trained and informed people. The Salvation Army's mandatory training courses have been designed to equip all personnel with the knowledge and skills needed to complete their role safely, keep a safe environment and protect the most vulnerable. 

Thank you for your service to the mission of The Salvation Army! 

Note:

  • You will need to know your 'Salvos Workday ID' to access training - please contact your line manager if you do not have this
  • If you are unsure what training you need to complete, please first discuss with your corps officer/line manager
  • This section is only for Aged Care volunteers 
  • Only volunteers and retired officers are to use VLP; employees and officers are to complete their training via LEARN

Mandatory training courses

This section of learning is for volunteers in Aged Care.

As an organisation dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of all our people, as a volunteer, you play an important role in creating this environment. You will need to complete the following

Course Name

Description 

Mandatory Site Induction

Prior to commencing your role, your corps officer/line manager will provide you with a thorough site induction. This site induction will cover:

  • The Salvation Army Code of Conduct 
  • Work, Health and Safety 
  • Information relating to your role
  • Information relating to your workplace 

This time is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  

Safeguarding@TSA  

Safeguarding@TSA is a national 30-minute course that provides vital information about our responsibilities for ensuring TSA is a child-safe organisation.  

Safeguarding@TSA replaces the following courses

  • Keeping Children Safe
  • Safe Salvos 

Things to note:

  • If you have previously completed any of the above 2 courses and your training is still current, you do not need to complete Safeguarding@TSA until your training has expired. 
  • New volunteers will need to enrol and complete this training within 4 weeks of commencing your volunteer role.

For more information please visit the Volunteer Toolkit for Safeguarding@TSA Training

Aged Care Fundamentals 

Aged Care Fundamentals is a mandatory course for all workers in Aged Care. It introduces the principles that embody The Salvation Army and person-centred care. 

Once you have completed the course, you must show your completion certificate to your line manager, or screenshot the final slide. They will then record the completion in your Salvos Workday profile. 

This section of learning is for volunteers in Aged Care who are in leadership, manager or team leader roles. 

As an organisation dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of all our people, as a volunteer, you play an important role in creating this environment. You will need to complete the following

Course Name

Description 

Mandatory Site Induction

Prior to commencing your role, your corps officer/line manager will provide you with a thorough site induction. This site induction will cover:

  • The Salvation Army Code of Conduct 
  • Work, Health and Safety 
  • Information relating to your role
  • Information relating to your workplace 

This time is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  

Safeguarding@TSA  

Safeguarding@TSA is a national 30-minute course that provides vital information about our responsibilities for ensuring TSA is a child-safe organisation.  

Safeguarding@TSA replaces the following courses

  • Keeping Children Safe
  • Safe Salvos 

Things to note:

  • If you have previously completed any of the above 2 courses and your training is still current, you do not need to complete Safeguarding@TSA until your training has expired. 
  • New volunteers will need to enrol and complete this training within 4 weeks of commencing your volunteer role.

For more information please visit the Volunteer Toolkit for Safeguarding@TSA Training

Aged Care Fundamentals 

Aged Care Fundamentals is a mandatory course for all workers in Aged Care. It introduces the principles that embody The Salvation Army and person-centred care. 

Once you have completed the course, you must show your completion certificate to your line manager, or screenshot the final slide. They will then record the completion in your Salvos Workday profile. 

Building Healthy Communities (WHS)

 

All volunteers who lead people must watch these short videos to ensure they have the needed knowledge and information to create safe and healthy work environments. There will be three modules you'll need to complete. All three modules are available via the 'launch course' button below. 

1. WHS - Manual Handling (20 minutes)

To increase your awareness of hazardous manual tasks and develop your understanding of how to prevent an injury, we have developed this course.

2. Zero Tolerance - Bullying and Harassment (20 minutes)

This course has been designed to increase your awareness of what is considered bullying and occupational violence and describes your responsibilities regarding such behaviours.

3. Zero Tolerance - Discrimination and Equal Opportunity (24 minutes)

This course has been designed to provide you with an overview of our organisation's policies and your legal obligations relating to equal opportunity.