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About the Position
Position: 2684 - Vision Mate
Organization: CNIB Foundation
Position Address: CNIB Mississauga Office: 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
Description
● The role involves a one-on-one approach (with training) to assist CNIB clients in their homes and in their community. Included are:
- Regular visits to a client in his/her home or other suitable environment at mutually convenient times
- Activities that are determined by client need and/or mutually agreed upon (approved activities are: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, and friendly visiting)
- Outings that are on foot, by public transportation, or taxi

● Restrictions. Volunteers do NOT:
- cook, clean, provide personal care, do home repairs, give advice (eg. about medical conditions/treatments, health care professionals), provide counseling, or do heavy lifting
- drive clients
*** When a client needs more support, service, or information than a 'Vision Mate' is able or authorized to give, the volunteer refers them to staff

● Volunteers are expected to keep track of, and record, their hours

PLEASE APPLY at the earliest opportunity. IF you have created a 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, you can 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' to gain immediate access to the 'CNIB Volunteer Interest Form' (online application) for this and other 'positions'. Complete it and 'click' Submit. You also will be put on the CNIB list of applicants for this 'position'. Thank you!

Goal
Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a high profile. non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.

We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.

Within the local community, the 'Vision Mate' provides personal, one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. For energetic, dedicated volunteers, being a 'Vision Mate' is a true in-the-field, people-oriented opportunity!

Benefits
+ Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted
+ Provide sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted
+ Develop or use experience and skills in assistance/companionship for persons with a disability
+ Excellent opportunity to 'network' and form friendships
+ Be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB's mission
+ Letter of Reference or confirmation of hours upon request, after 3 months' successful participation as a volunteer

Position Qualifications
● In order to promote continuity, volunteers are required to COMMIT to a ENGAGEMENT of at least 6 MONTHS
● Excellent English communication skills (fluency in a second language most welcome!)
● Organized, reliable, able to abide by schedules and appointments
● Friendly, engaging, empathetic, plus creative in terms of activities planned with CNIB client(s)
● Available for/committed to 'Orientation & Training' for the role
● Committed to ahere to CNIB policies and procedures, including the 'Volunteer Code of Conduct'

*** Preliminary Screening:
- Long application form and interview
- Orientation (preliminary)
- 2 character references
- 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required


Min Age: 20    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Due Date:2020-04-10
Start Date:2020-01-06
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, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening
WEEKDAYS & WEEKENDS (mornings/afternoons/evenings), typically 2 HOURS PER WEEK, schedules to be mutually arranged by the volunteer and CNIB client, with our assistance and supervision.

Training
One-month probation period. During this period, successful applicants will learn:
About CNIB, About the people we help, About vision loss, and About volunteering at CNIB, and training that is specific to the 'position'. Areas covered include confidentiality, conflict of interest, safety, the prevention of workplace harassment and violence, plus recording volunteer hours, reporting to supervisors, etc.

Supervisor is available for ongoing training and support. Random and scheduled spot checks will be conducted to ensure quality service delivery.

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Customer Service, Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Multilingual, Newcomer Support
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
https://cnib.ca/en?region=on


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