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About the Position
Position Number: 15
Position Title: Volunteer/Friendly Visitor - Listowel
Organization Name: VON Perth Huron
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Senior Services
Position Description: Visits/walks assigned client approximately once per week or as arranged between the volunteer and the client, and notify the client if there are any changes to the schedule
Assist client to maintain or re-establish community contacts
Encourage the client and family to be as independent as possible
Provide companionship to the client
Work with supervisor to meet the client’s individual needs
Submit monthly reports and keep an accurate record of visits and hours
Report to supervisor any concerns regarding the well-being of the client
Attend in-service training as arranged by the branch, including initial orientation
Attend volunteer meetings
If interested, may be involved in the planning and evaluation of events
Goal of Position: To provide activity and compansionship to the person with Dementia in particular Alzheimers Disease (AD)
To assist in the management of Symptoms associated with AD (restlessness, wandering)
To provide relief for caregivers
To increase the family support network

A volunteer gives freely of their time and skills to support and further the mission and values of VON.
Position Benefits: a) Working as part of a dedicated team committed to serving the needs of the community
b) Experience working with seniors
c) Educational opportunities
d) Personal growth and satisfaction
e) Excellent volunteer recognition
f) A reference may be provided upon request
Position Qualifications: The Program Coordinator will provide training and direction

Good communication and active listening skills
Capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to set clear boundaries
Ability to demonstrate:
Respect for privacy and confidentiality
Dependability and trustworthiness
Compassion and Caring
Time Commitment: Anytime
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Start Date: 2017-03-24
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers
Location: Listowel, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s): North Perth
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Unknown
How to Apply
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How to Contact
Website: http://www.von.ca/en/perth/
Contact: Jay Bodrog
Phone: 519-291-5898 Ext. 3
Address: Perth and Huron County Perth and Huron County, Postal Code



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