Friendly Visitor

(Community Care Northumberland, Port Hope, Community Care Northumberland - Port Hope Office)

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Position ID: V-NLD0066 Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 Last Full Update: 12 Apr 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactSherry Gibson, Program Coordinator; Phone: 905-885-9860; Fax: 905-885-1818; Email:
DutiesVisit assigned client on a weekly basis or as arranged. 
Report to the Program Coordinator any concerns regarding the well-being of the client. Assist the client to maintain or establish community contacts. To provide friendship and alleviate loneliness through a personal visit with a senior or adult with disability to improve their quality of life and assist them to remain independent. Complete report forms and return them to the office. Be familiar with the policies and procedures of the agency. Maintain confidentiality. Attend training sessions as arranged.
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BenefitsContributing to the community by being a member of a volunteer team. A rewarding friendship and experience working with seniors. Assisting seniors and adults with disabilities to be independent in their own homes.
ClientsSeniors or adults with disabilities.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceBe reliable with a friendly disposition. Possess excellent communication skills. Have the ability to empathize with individuals in varying circumstances.
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; depending on the clients needs
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesWeekly visit as arranged between the volunteer and client.
LocationIn client homes.
Number of PositionsPort Hope: 3 individual(s) 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsCriminal information check free of convictions as per agency policy. Favourable reference checks. Confidentiality maintained at all times. Successful completion of a 3 month probabtion period.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Start DateOn or after 26 Sep 2014
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Organization NameCommunity Care Northumberland, Port Hope, Community Care Northumberland - Port Hope Office
Office Phone905-885-9860
Toll Free Phone1-866-514-5774 
Hospice Palliative Care, Bereavement Support - 1-855-473-8875  
Accessible, Rural Transportation - 1-866-768-7778
Address & Map
151 Rose Glen Rd N, Suite A
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V6
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