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Position: 1741 - Complementary Therapy Practitioner Volunteer
Organization: Bethell Hospice
Location: Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Older Adults
Uphold the resident's/client's right to dignity
- Participate in rotating weekly schedule
- Review resident's chart in team room at Bethell House before session
- Update Clinical Staff or Client Care Coordinator of any pertinent changes or highlights of time spent with residents/clients or family members
- Communicate with Clinical Staff/ Client Care Coordinator to confirm resident/client status and appropriateness of receiving complementary therapy treatment
- Confirm written consent for the treatment modality prior to session
- Provide client centered sessions demonstrating sensitivity and responding to the needs of the resident/client and family
- Report observations and concerns of therapy outcomes to care team as needed

Hospice volunteers are highly respected and valued members of the Bethell Hospice trans-disciplinary team who generously give of themselves and their time. They each bring unique gifts to those they serve. Complementary Therapy Practitioner (CTP) Volunteers actively contribute to the well-being of clients and their families, providing basic treatments in accordance with the guidelines of the Network or Association of the applicable therapy being performed. The treatments are provided to clients living in the community with life-limiting illnesses and to residents at Bethell House who are facing end of life. The modalities chosen in the program are Reiki, Therapeutic Touch and Reflexology.

Care for those in your community using your unique Complimentary Therapy skills
Increase awareness of Complementary Therapy Practice
Work in a team environment
Learn more about Hospice Palliative Care Services in your area

Position Qualifications
- 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
- Recognized practitioner of the Reiki Network, Therapeutic Touch Network or Reflexology Network, minimum Level 2 Therapeutic Touch or Reiki or Certified Reflexologist
- Ability to work independently following the 10-hour mentorship program
- Evidence of ongoing learning/practice (i.e. attendance at recent conferences or workshops)

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Monday Afternoon, Wednesday Afternoon, Friday Afternoon, Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Afternoon
Residential CTP shifts are 10am-2pm; Community visits are determined with Client Care Coordinator and Client/Family

Hospice Lite training offered by Bethell. Please contact for more information about Fall 2016 training.

Area(s) of Interest: Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support
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