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Position:
2439 - Sheridan Villa - Long Term Care Centre Volunteer (14+) - 'In person' volunteering RESUMES!
Organization:
Position Address:
Sheridan Villa: 2460 Truscott Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
Location:
Mississauga

Goal

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. Located in the heart of a well-established residential community known as Park Royal, Sheridan Villa (LTC) has more than 40 years of experience in caring for the Peel community. Sheridan Villa been recently renovated into a 142-bed modern home for residents and 'Adult Day Service' clients. Our volunteers enjoy the vital role of enhancing seniors' living in many ways within the facility, plus helping them connect to the local community.As COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease, the Region of Peel has begun a return of volunteers to 'in person' volunteering opportunities, and Sheridan Villa invites YOU to return to (or newly experience) the pleasure of assisting resident seniors at that LTC facility. See DESCRIPTION (below) for more details. Welcome, and welcome back!


Description

Participate in a variety of programs and services at Sheridan Villa, including:

  • ACTIVATION PROGRAMS: Assisting residents attending various programs including bingo, music, trivia, baking, crafts, games, gardening, etc.
  • GENERAL STORE: Selling basic items and snacks to residents/clients/family members and visitors
  • DINING SUPPORT: Assisting residents/clients at meal times
  • OUTINGS: Accompanying residents/clients attending group outings such as shopping and bowling
  • FRIENDLY VISITS: Interacting with residents one on one and supporting them in a activities such as reading, writing and games

Long Term Care Centre Volunteers ensure that each resident/client is treated with respect and dignity and that his/her choices and preferences are considered and respected at all times. Volunteers provide Supervisors, Activation, and Volunteer Services with information on a regular basis (residents visited, participation level and length of visit).

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above), and your name/contact information will be added to a confidential list of applicants, plus you will gain immediate access to the Region of Peel online VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS. If you do not have a 'volunteer profile', you are invited to create one: Create your Volunteer Profile - Volunteer MBC

Applicants should be prepared to provide 2 References and be accessible for a virtual online interview.


Benefits

Opportunity to interact with older adults + Enhance skills and meet new people + Participate in divisional volunteer recognition events + Opportunities will be provided for training (e.g. feeding residents, palliative care visits, etc.) + Opportunity to belong to the Volunteer Association/Executive at the Centre + Reference available upon successful completion of volunteer commitment (students will be able to earn hours towards your 'community service' secondary school graduation requirement)


Qualifications

  • Minimum Age - 14
  • Minimum volunteering commitment - 60 hours (more than 6 months) > see TIME COMMITMENT, below
  • Solid oral/written English language skills (fluency in additional languages is welcome)
  • Committed to meaningful interaction with older adults (empathy, patience, appreciation of 'special needs')
  • Must provide a clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (form provided by Volunteer Resources)
  • Must undergo TB test with negative result
  • Proof of Vaccination (including 'booster' shot)
  • Ability to volunteer collaboratively as part of a team and independently
  • Committed to compliance with Peel LTC facilities' policies and procedures (incl. any COVID-19 protocols/precautions)

SCREENING of applicants will be virtual/remote, (telephone/email, online interviewing, etc.) After you have applied, please monitor your email 'Junk/Spam' and leave space on your voicemail for communications from the Region of Peel. Thank you!

Min Age: 14   
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 Anytime

FLEXIBLE, subject to Sheridan Villa program schedules and residents' needs. Please be prepared for weekly commitments.
Long Term (more than 6 months): Commitment of 60 hours MINIMUM is required to qualify for this role.


Training

ORIENTATION provided, as well as focused TRAINING when you are in the 'role'


More Details
Areas of Interest: Sports & Recreation, Life Skills & Accessibility, Program Coordination, Senior Support
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups, Newcomers, Older Adults



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


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