Therapy Dog Handler

(St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka)

Position ID: V-MID0194 Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 Last Full Update: 21 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactSt. John Ambulance; Phone: (Business) 705 726-0991 * Toll Free 800-269-0968; Fax: 705-726-3246; Email: BarrieSimcoeMuskoka@on.sja.ca
DutiesVolunteers visit seniors' centres, hospitals and schools with properly evaluated dogs, no less than 1 year old, providing residents and patients the companionship of a pet.
ClientsSeniors, children
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Friend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - 2 year +
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours60 / Year
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
Flexible to meet the needs of the organization being visited and the availability of the volunteer.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - Most locations are fully accessible
LocationVarious locations throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka
Number of PositionsBarrie: 1 individual(s) ; Christian Island: 1 individual(s) ; Coldwater: 1 individual(s) ; Collingwood ; Midland: 1 individual(s) ; Orillia: 1 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 1 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 20 individual(s) ; Springwater: 1 individual(s) ; Tay: 1 individual(s) ; Tiny: 1 individual(s)
TrainingOrientation ; Scheduled training - 3 months or 10 visits with a trained handler
TransportationCar required
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
Organization NameSt John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka
Office Phone705-726-0991
Toll Free Phone1-800-269-0968
Fax705-726-3246
E-Mailbarriesimcoemuskoka@on.sja.ca
Websitewww.sja.ca
Address & Map
Barrie By The Bay
80 Bradford St, Suite 400
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7