JOIN CONNECT

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If you are passionate about helping others in a time of need, we would like to have you on board our team.  Keep an eye out for emails from us calling for Expressions of Interest.  Alternatively, you can fill out the form below and we will be in contact at a later date. We are looking for pilots who can engage with their peers in an empathetic and understanding way.  

JOINING CONNECT 

 

Application / Selection Process

Following close of an EOI window, pilots will be selected to attend an interview.   Successful applicants will be notified by email.

CONNECT TRAINING

Initial course

2-3 days extensive training course in Virgin Australia Sydney/Brisbane Training Centre/s. Presenters are subject matter experts/ healthcare professionals

 

Topics

Mental health Illness, stress, depression, anxiety, D&A, HIMs, Mindfulness, Mental Health and Workplace Issues, How to have a peer support conversation, Suicide Awareness, How and when to intervene, CASA, How not to burn out as a volunteer, Communication Skills, Ethics and Boundaries.

Refresher Training

Required to attend 2 ongoing development session per year.

ABOUT CONNECT VOLUNTEERS

Guidelines

Bound by strict guidelines on ethics, roles and responsibilities, values and respect, as well as confidentiality. For access to read extensive guidelines please contact a CONNECT Coordinator

 

Confidentiality

All CONNECT Volunteers sign a confidentiality agreement upon completion of the course and training. CONNECT places the highest level of importance on confidentiality. Shown to be the most significant factor in enabling a helpful supportive relationship to be developed between a CONNECT Volunteer and peer pilot. No formal records are kept in relation to the CONNECT assistance contact.

 

Renumeration and Logistics

CONNECT Volunteers provided  Admin0 days to attend initial and ongoing development. All costs, travel, accommodation, food for training provided by Virgin Australia.  There is no payment, overtime (credit), or time off in lieu.

JOIN THE CONNECT TEAM
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CONNECT ADMINISTRATION

Medical Projects Coordinator 

Virgin Australia Training Centre

Level 2 Bld D 36-38 Lord St Botany NSW 

Ph +61 2 89857400

Email connect@virginaustralia.com

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