Friendly Visiting Volunteer

Posted: September 27, 2017

Region: Melville, SK

Application deadline: March 30, 2018

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Friendly Visiting Volunteer to work with the Community Health Team. Reporting to the Friendly Visiting Coordinator, this position brings volunteers into direct regular contact with older adults who feel isolated from their community in order to provide them with companionship and a connection with their community.
  • provides regular visits to assigned  older adult clients, offering companionship, conversation & engagement in meaningful activities
  • performs regular outbound phone calls to assigned older adult clients
  • Provides client centered support including referrals to other services
  • Maintains timely and accurate records
  • Reports any health or safety concerns to the Supervisor
  • Provides monthly activity reports to Supervisor
  • Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment.
The incumbent must have the commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the CRCS; team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused.
  • Related education or experience in social work, counselling, nursing, senior/elder studies, or equivalent health / social sciences program or a combination of education or experience including related life experience.
  • This position requires a satisfactory Canadian Criminal Record Reference check and a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • This position requires a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • < > knowledge and understanding of concerns that might arise with older adultsGeneral knowledge of local community resources and events
  • General knowledge of intergenerational relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including handling interactions with the public, clients and colleagues required.
  • Intermediate English and/or French speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or distance supervision & as part of an effective team
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and empathize with clients concerning personal and/or health-related issues
  • Clear understanding of privacy and confidentiality
  • Current Standard First Aid certification, or willingness to take training
  • The majority of the work is performed in client residences which are mainly clean and comfortable. May involve working alone.
  • The hours for this position are flexible and dependent on client need and volunteer availability. 
  • A minimum one-year commitment preferred.
  • Local travel is required.
The Canadian Red Cross is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested parties may submit their application & resume, quoting Friendly Visiting Volunteer (Yorkton & Area), along with the appropriate Posting ID (FV-CH-100) no later than March 30, 2018.
The Canadian Red Cross Society
100-2050 Cornwall Street
Regina, SK
While we appreciate all responses, only candidate under consideration will be contacted. Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position.

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