Visiting - Heritage House - Friendly Visitor

 

VOLUNTEER – Visitor

 

Commitment6 months

TimeAs required

Length of Program: Ongoing

SupervisorRecreation Therapy Assistant / Nursing /Coordinator of Volunteer Services
                    

Job Summary:

Provide friendly and caring companionship to residents. This position offers the opportunity to form a close relationship with a senior or disabled younger adult.

Position Benefits & Requirements

Responsibilities:

·      Establish rapport with residents.

·      Suggested activities may include reading, games, walking and socializing.

·      Listen to and provide support to residents.

·      Report activities, resident participation and concerns to the Coordinator of Volunteer Services/ Recreation Therapist.

·      Promote a sense of well being and contribute to the morale of the resident.

 

Exhibit CapitalCare’s values at all times.

 

Training:

Attend Volunteer Orientation. Other training and in-services may be available.

 

Competencies:

·        Have an interest in serving people.

·        Accept direction and supervision.

·        Be dependable and committed.

·        Be friendly and trustworthy.

·        Able to communicate effectively with residents and staff.

·        Be mature and motivated.

·        Be respectful of others’ views.

 

Screening:

·        Have a clear Police Information Check.

·        Complete a TB screening questionnaire.

·        Provide 2 references, including a letter from the spiritual community.

 

Rewards:

Satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference in a resident’s life. Parking passes and refreshment vouchers available.

 

Qualifications Required

  • Volunteer Security Screening Must be at least Completed