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Position: 2905 - COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Volunteer > URGENT NEED > PLEASE APPLY NOW!
Organization: Region of Peel, Volunteer Resources, Strategic Policy & Performance, Health Services
Position Address: Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon

Goal

The Region of Peel serves almost 1.5 million residents in Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region. In 2021, Peel continues to face perhaps the biggest challenge in its history – the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with the health system and our community partners, we are leading delivery the vaccine to Peel residents.

Volunteers provide valuable support to the Region of Peel in the delivery of the COVID-19 mass vaccination program. Volunteers help augment the health system capacity while gaining valuable skills and personal development in the process.The Region of Peel takes great pride in the efforts of all volunteers for their commitment to provide this valuable support.


Goals of the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Volunteer Program:
To support the Regional staff with the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination at community clinics throughout Peel
To help save lives, protect health system capacity, and minimize the impacts of COVID-19 on the community

The GOVERNMENT of ONTARIO has accelerated the DATES for ADMINISTRATION of SECOND DOSES, and residents of the Region are directly benefiting. BUT to MEET THE NEW DATES, we URGENTLY NEED VOLUNTEERS to assist at the Region's VACCINATION SITES. Don't delay! APPLY NOW!



Description

Volunteers provide valuable support to the vaccination clinics by:

  • Welcoming clients and monitoring line-ups to ensure physical distancing protocols are followed.
  • If clinic is operating by calling pre-registered clients in from their vehicle or outside, performs this function.
  • Asking if client has an appointment (if clinic is appointment-based)
  • Screening for any COVID-19 related symptoms as per the clinic screening protocols.
  • Referring clients who fail the screening protocol or have questions to the appropriate staff member
  • Ensuring clients arriving at the clinic are wearing a mask and that they clean their hands with alcohol-based hand rub. Provide a mask to clients who do not have one.
  • Determining whether the client has any accessibility needs (e.g., mobility issues, sight or hearing impaired, need for a translator)
  • Directing clients to registration.
  • Facilitating crowd control and clinic flow
  • Wiping down frequently touched surfaces
  • Ensuring that signage is in place and visible
  • Directing clients who have registered to the next available Immunizer.
  • Ensureing clients waiting in line for the next Immunizer are physically distanced with the aid of markings on the floor indicating where to stand and/or where chairs are placed to sit.
  • Promoting and supporting clients to complete the client experience survey

The Region of Peel invites interested volunteers to create an online 'profile' within Volunteer MBC's Referral system, and you then will be able to click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to gain immediate access to the Region of Peel's online application procedure. It is our intention to recruit suitable volunteers as soon as possible, and in view of that, we encourage qualified candidates to APPLY WITHOUT DELAY (by no later than June 30, 2021).

PLEASE NOTE: You may also access the APPLICATION PROCEDURE directly: Apply to Volunteer - Region of Peel (peelregion.ca)

After you have applied, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders, and leave space on your voicemail, for communications from the Region of Peel.


Benefits

Satisfaction of playing a part in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 Increase knowledge about community resources in Peel +Gain experience in Public Health  (add to your contacts, the scope of your knowledge/experience) Enhance your skills/experience in a professional calling that relates to the role (add to your resume) + You can request a certificate upon successful completion of your volunteering commitment


Qualifications

  • Minimum length of volunteering commitment > at least one 4 hour shift per week, preferably until at least the end of August, 2021
  • Physical ability to perform tasks associated with position (ie. able to stand/walk around for extended periods of time during 4 hour volunteer shift)
  • 2 References required
  • Genuine interest in helping the community during these challenging times
  • Interest in/awareness of Public Health is an asset
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • Solid oral English skills (additional languages welcome)
  • Self-directed and able to multitask and prioritize within a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to follow the Program's policies and procedures strictly (including privacy/confidentiality)
  • Able to volunteer as part of a team
  • Organized, reliable, consistent in keeping to schedules/commitments

SCREENING of applicants will be 'virtual', initially (tel/email/online interviewing), unless otherwise advised. See DESCRIPTION, above.

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


Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2021-05-18 AND ending 2021-08-31
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE: Minimum 4-hour visit WEEKLY volunteer shift (see DESCRIPTION, above) OVERALL: Medium Term (between 3 to 6 months) requested 


Training

Orienttaion and training will be provided.

Includes:  Orientation to Peel Health, PHIPA training, Vaccination clinic volunteer training


More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Crisis, Distress & Emergency Response, Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Youth Programs, Healthcare
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Co-op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Apply before: 2021-06-30



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.peelregion.ca/health/volunteers/


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