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Position: 1740 - In-Home Visiting Volunteer
Organization: Bethell Hospice
Position Address: Brampton and Caledon
Location: Brampton, Caledon


Hospice volunteers are highly respected and valued members of the Bethell House trans-disciplinary team who generously give of themselves and their time. They each bring unique gifts to those they serve. In-Home Visiting Volunteers actively contribute to the well-being of clients and their families, providing companionship and emotional support.


- Uphold the client's right to dignity and self-determination and to provide client-directed support - Support the social and emotional wellbeing the clients with life-limiting illnesses and to the family members/caregivers. - Establish supportive relationships with clients, their family and visitors. - Endeavor to meet the client and family's needs according to the goals of the care plan and guidelines in the hospice policies and procedures. - Observe and report changes in client's condition to Community Care Coordinator or designate- Communicate with the Community Care Coordinator after first visit and communicate any changes or concerns about the client/caregivers- Visit with the client and family, sharing mutual interests, reading, letter writing, arts and crafts, music, errands, light meal preparation and feeding, and light household tasks- Accompany clients for walks where suitable- Provide comfort measures such as assistance with feeding, bed changing, personal hygiene, mouth care and light hand massage- Continue to pursue available training opportunities to ensure learning is kept up to date and relevant throughout volunteer experience- Adhere to Bethell Hospice's policies and procedures- Maintain record of client care visits/telephone support and report monthly statistics by the 5th of each month to Community Care Coordinator- Act as an ambassador for Bethell Hospice


Care for those in your communityApply compassionate, listening and communication skillsWork as part of a team of In-Home Visiting volunteersLearn more about Hospice Palliative Care Services in your community


- Minimum 18 years of age - Sensitive, compassionate, flexible and conscientious- Open-minded and non-judgmental- Respect for diversity, equity and inclusivity- General proficiency in English for reading and writing- Responsible, punctual and reliable - Maintain confidentiality at all times- Courteous and effective communication; Active listening skills- Work within role boundaries and position scope- Work well in a team or independently, open to guidance as an opportunity for self-growth- Manage stressful situations, remain calm in an emergency- Strong time management skills- Comfortable asking questions and seeking information- Meet physical requirements of the position - Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding, illness, dying, death and bereavement- Active listening and communication skills- Ability to discern boundaries and limitations to maximize client empowerment- Successfully complete screening requirements and Hospice Palliative Care Ontario training

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume: Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

Time of visits are coordinated with Client Care Coordinator and Client/Family


Hospice Palliative Care Ontario training provided by Bethell Hopsice. Please contact [email protected] for more information on Fall 2016 dates.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Older Adults

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