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Position: 2097 - In Home Visitor Volunteer - Healthy Babies Healthy Children
Organization: Region of Peel, Volunteer Resources, Strategic Policy & Performance, Health Services
Position Address: Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Support isolated and overburdened families by engaging children in activities as defined by the family and Program. Training provided.
Volunteer is assigned/matched to a family, bearing in mind the volunteer's and the family's locations
- Weekly scheduled 3 hour visit to family home (confirmed by telephone the day before)
- Set achievable goals with client during family visits in consultation with the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Staff
- Communicate with client about acceptable activities for their children
- Provide quality attention and care for clients' children, ensuring the safely of infant(s)/children at all times
- Consult and debrief with Coordinator, Volunteer Resources regarding challenging or difficult situations
- Visits occur entirely in children's homes with parent(s) present
- Attendances by the volunteer do not include personal care or medical care
- Privacy/confidentiality are maintained/respected at all times, per the parameters defined by Peel Health

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY (no later than APRIL 30, 2020, please) by accessing the Region of Peel volunteer application form; just 'click' on the yellow box 'Apply Now!', (above/below). Thank you!

The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon. Our 20-year vision for Peel is "Community for Life." Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives.

A child's early years - from before birth to age 6 - are very important. Healthy babies are more likely to develop into healthy children, and healthy children are more likely to grow up to be healthy teenagers and healthy adults.

The 'In Home Visitor Volunteer' supports Ontario's Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program, an ongoing initiative the reflects the Region's vision and goals. The volunteer provides competent and reliable in home family support to promote healthy growth and development of children.

+ Promote healthy lifestyles within your culturally diverse community
+ Participate in a program in a key role that makes a meaningful impact on the lives of a family in need in your community
+ Enhance your skills/experience in a professional calling that relates to the role (add to your resume)
+ Experience public health programming, in the field (add to your contacts, the scope of your knowledge/experience)
+ Increase your awareness/understanding of community resources in Peel
+ After successful volunteer engagement for the initial minimum period (40 hours, about 3 months), request a reference

Position Qualifications
● Minimum length of volunteering commitment - 3 MONTHS
● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
● Two (2) professional references required
● Particularly suitable for those working towards or completed a social work, ECE, nursing, psychology or teaching diploma or degree
● Reliable access to a car PREFERRED (some clients also accessible by public transit)
● Genuine interest in helping overburdened families with children (Birth to 6 years old)
● Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in Peel region
● Interest in/awareness of health promotion and early child development an asset
● Excellent, confident oral/written English skills (additional languages welcome)
● Engaging, compassionate about, patient with, sensitive towards children's (parents') needs
● Able to follow the Program's policies and procedures strictly (including privacy/confidentiality)
● Able to volunteer as part of a team, plus be in-the-field independently
● Organized, reliable, consistent in keeping to schedules/commitments

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Due Date:2020-04-30
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon
FLEXIBLE, with minimum 3-hour visit WEEKLY (see 'Description', above)
OVERALL: Medium Term (between 3 to 6 months) requested - Minimum 3 month commitment is required

Orientation - Orientation to Peel Health
Scheduled training TBA

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Counselling & Mental Health, Settlement & Integration, Parent & Child Support
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