Friendly Visitor with Residents

(Georgian Heights Health Care Centre)

Position ID: V-GRE0085
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022
Last Full Update: 14 Apr 2018

Opportunity Details: Friendly Visitor with Residents

Contact Hannah Greig, Resident Program Manager, Georgian Heights; Phone: 519-371-1441; Fax: 519-371-1092; Email:
Duties Visit socially with assigned residents for 10-30 minutes depending on their interests, health, and attention span. Visits may include, but are not limited to chatting, going outside, playing cards, crafts, telling jokes, current events, etc.
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Benefits -Giving back to the community 
-Valuable work and life experience  
-Completion of community service hours (if applicable)  
-Letter or recommendation for successful volunteers.
Clients Working with residents of the long term home with varying abilities and cognition.
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Life Skills Support ; Personal Support ; Rehabilitation Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Support for Visual Impairments
Skills/Experience Confidentiality - All names/health status of residents must be kept confidential ; Counseling & Support - Must be able to listen and support residents ; Creativity - Must be able to independently come up with topics or ideas to discuss with resdent ; Dependability & Trustworthiness - Must be able to show up when scheduled for visits ; Elder Care - Experience working with the elderly is an asset, but not required ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work - Must be able to work and communicate with members of the care team
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance
Location Georgian Heights Long Term Care 1115 10th Street East Owen Sound
Number of Positions Grey County: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements 2 step- Mantoux TB test is required
Start Date On or after 14 Apr 2018

Agency Details: Georgian Heights Health Care Centre

Office Phone 519-371-1441
Fax 519-371-1092
Address & Map
1115 10th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6B1
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