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Position:
2734 - Hospice In Home Volunteer (Fluent in English, Polish, Mandarin, etc.) > Actively recruiting NOW!
Organization:
Position Address:
Peel Region/Etobicoke/Halton region
Location:
Mississauga

Goal

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Heart House Hospice. They are a group of very special individuals who are multi-talented, compassionate and caring. Our Hospice in Home Volunteers provides companionship to those who have a life limiting illness, by providing a listening ear, social, and emotional support. Heart House Hospice's vision is To lead, provide, partner and inspire excellent hospice palliative care in our community.



Description

When assigned to an individual/family, duties may include:

  • Providing support and companionship to the individual who is palliative and/or a loved one (in person, additionally by phone)
  • Providing respite (a break) for the caregiver
  • Providing care/comfort measures such as complementary therapies - Reiki, TT, aromatherapy (free training for volunteers who are interested in learning)
  • Maintain monthly contact with the Hospice office - submit a monthly report

*** ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR THOSE AVAILABLE DURING THE DAY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY, who are English speaking, as well as volunteers fluent in Polish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Urdu, etc.

Clients (with volunteer 'profiles') of Volunteer MBC may click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to gain immediate access to Heart House's online VOLUNTEER APPLICATION. or visit Heart House's website (see Social Media, below).


Benefits

Gain Canadian experience through volunteering + Excellent opportunity to enhance communication and interpersonal skills + Interaction with those in the care of the Hospice will enhance your social work/caregiving skills/experience + Enjoy the personal reward of making a differences in your Mississauga and Brampton communities, assisting individuals who are palliative and by supporting their loved ones


Qualifications

  • You have strong interpersonal skills, good boundaries, are judgement aware, and you have cultural humility, committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Minimum ONE YEAR volunteer engagement/commitment (see TRAINING and TIME COMMITMENT, below)
  • Solid oral English language skills (Fluency in another language is especially welcome - see DESCRIPTION, above)
  • Screening Interview
  • References Required - 1 written and 1 phone
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check and Proof of Vaccination required
  • Attendance for 30 hours of training (see TRAINING, below)
  • Adherence to policies and procedures of Heart House Hospice
  • Reliable, punctual

SCREENING will be virtual/remote (Tel/Email/Online interviewing), unless otherwise advised. After you have submitted a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION, please monitor your email (incl. 'Junk/Spam' folders) and leave space on your voicemail for communications from Heart House Hospice. Thank you!

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


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon

FLEXIBLE, bearing in mind the needs of those in the Hospice's care.

A ONE YEAR commitment is requested. We ask for 2 to 4 hours per week (preferably during daytime).



Training

MANDATORY 30-hour Hospice Volunteer TRAINING: Various scheduled training dates available, in an effort to accommodate volunteers' schedules. Must attend all training sessions to become a volunteer. Next training sessions will be in Fall 2022.

Daytime Training  -  Every Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 11am starting Tuesday October 4th to Thursday December 8, 2022

Evening/Weekend Training - Every Wedneday 6:30pm to 8pm and Saturday 10:30am to 12pm starting Wednesday September 21 to Saturday December 3, 2022

(Also required are completion of the Ontario Government's Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps and AODA free online elearning courses.)


More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Counselling & Mental Health, Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support, Multilingual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.hearthousehospice.com
https://www.facebook.com/Hearthousehospice
https://twitter.com/HeartHouseHosp
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkTqO7FTCMpfJnFw1-7-a1g


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