ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking Volunteer Friendly Visitors for our long-term care home! Our Volunteer Friendly Visitors work closely with our Recreation Team. They visit with residents on a one-to-one basis to enhance their quality of life and overall well-being by engaging them in conversation and activities. Although we are a Jewish home, we welcome residents and staff from all backgrounds and with all lived experiences.
We welcome high school and university students who require volunteer hours for course work or admittance to post-secondary education. (Students must be at least 14 years of age.)
We encourage a minimum commitment of 6 months and/or 60 hours of volunteer work to foster meaningful relationships and building a sense of community which comes from such a commitment (exceptions are students in the co-op, placement and community service programs).
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
- A supportive, collaborative, and on-going connection to community
- Opportunities for comprehensive training and personal development
- Free on-site parking
- Casual Dress
- Ask resident(s) if they would like to have a friendly visit. During the visit, bring materials appropriate for that individual resident such as a book, music, pictures, or a sweater (if you are going for a walk outside).
- During the visit, engage the resident in conversation or an activity (such as a walk, reading or writing letters, discussing current events, playing games, attending a recreation program, etc.).
- If resident becomes tired, bring them back to their room.
- Prior to leaving residents room, let them know when you will be returning.
- Notify Recreation and Volunteer Manager if your schedule changes or if you are no longer available for friendly visits. Sometimes relationships raise issues that a volunteer would like to discuss with someone, and the Manager of Recreation & Volunteers is available for this type of discussion.
ABOUT THE LODGE
Hillel Lodge is a welcoming and vibrant Jewish long-term care home located in the heart of Ottawa. Our team of compassionate professionals is committed to providing exceptional person-centred care. With a current complement of 121 beds and housed within a thriving 13-acre Jewish Community Campus, we provide a wide range of programming and events to meet the diverse needs of our residents, their families, and the larger community which we serve.
Hillel Lodge is an equal opportunity employer committed to living our values in all that we do. We strongly encourage qualified candidates who are Indigenous, Black, or of other racialized groups, 2SLGBTQI+ people, individuals with disabilities, and other members of marginalized communities to consider working with us. We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences and job qualifications, and we encourage people to apply even if they feel the position would be a stretch.
Where notified in advance, Hillel Lodge will accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. More information about our Accessibility Policy can be found here.
Interested applications should apply electronically with a current resume and cover letter. Although we appreciate all interest, only those candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. No relocation assistance will be provided. No phone calls, please.
Successful candidates will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance and proof of COVID-19 vaccination (Dose #3), subject to reasonable accommodation measures for protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.