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Position Number: 2097
Position Title: In Home Visitor Volunteer
Organization Name: Region of Peel, Volunteer Resources, Strategic Policy & Performance, Health Services
Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Counselling & Mental Health, Settlement & Integration, Parent & Child Support
Position Description: Duties & Responsibilities:
● Support isolated and overburdened families by engaging children in activities as defined by the family and Program
● 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
● 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 NOTE: We currently have a HIGH NEED in the Dixie-Bloor area ***

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY by accessing the application form: 'Click' on 'Apply Now!', below.
Goal of Position: 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.
Position Benefits: + 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 (3 months), request a reference
Training Details: Orientation - Orientation to Peel Health
Scheduled training TBA
Position Qualifications: ● Minimum age - 18
● Minimum length of volunteering commitment - 3 months (we prefer a longer engagement, especially if the family to whom a volunteer is assigned needs assistance beyond 90 days)
● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
● TWo (2) professional references required
● Particularly suitable for hose working towards a social work, ECE, nursing or teaching diploma or degree
● Reliable access to a car (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
Time Commitment: Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon
Duration: Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Time Detail: Medium Term (between 3 to 6 months) requested - Minimum 3 month commitment is required
Application Due Date: 2019-08-31
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual, Placement & Co-Op Students, Newcomers, Older Adults
Location: Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Unknown
Special Accommodations: Accessibility will vary, depending upon location where visits take place.
How to Apply
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Website: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/volunteers/

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