Distress Line Operator

(Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe)

Position ID: V-ORI0003
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022
Last Full Update: 15 Mar 2022

Opportunity Details: Distress Line Operator

Contact Jude Bossert, Telecare of Greater Simcoe; Phone: 705-327-2383; Email: info@telecaredistressline.com
Duties Telecare of Greater Simcoe is looking for caring and compassionate people to answer our 24 hour distress lines.  
The service is anonymous and confidential and referrals are provided as necessary.  
All that is required is a non judgmental attitude, an empathetic nature and a desire to help.
More Info Link www.telecaredistressline.com
Benefits This is an opportunity to enhance listening and responsive skills while supporting individuals who are experiencing life concerns. Comprehensive training in community services, effective listening skills.
Clients Marginalized, lonely or isolated people often struggling with mental/emotional health, abuse, addictions, dementia, aging, financial or other issues.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Community Outreach ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Marketing & Promotions
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Caring & supportive, understanding and compassionate. Able to respond to the needs and concerns of all ages.  
One need only be able to protect the confidentiality of our callers and be able to respond in an empathetic and nonjudgmental manner in order to make a difference.
Commitment Length Short Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; 6 months to 1 year. various opportunities available
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Distress operator- One on one.
Minimum Hours 4 / Week
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Call Center is fully accessable and located in a secure 24 hour site with parking in Orillia
Location Orillia
Number of Positions Orillia 
 
24 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going - self-directed ; Training classes held twice per year. Volunteer application available at www.telecaredistressline.com
Transportation Near public transit ; Own transportation is required
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe

Office Phone 705-327-2383, Business office ; AA information Line: 705-725-8682
E-Mail telecaredistressline@gmail.com
Website telecaredistressline.com
Address & Map
Telecare Business Office, 170 Colborne St W
Orillia, ON
Canada L3V 2Z3
Mailing Address Telecare Business Office, 170 Colborne St W 
Orillia 
Canada L3V 2Z3