Tele-connect Volunteer

(Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office)

Position ID: V-HVC1011 Last Full Update: 06 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsWe are looking for retirees and students from the Health/Social Services (nursing, social work, teachers/facilitators and those who have experience with supporting individuals with dementia) to join our team.  
Become a part of a program designed to increase social interaction in seniors living with dementia and/or their caregivers through friendly connection and consultation by phone. The Tele-connect Program will also help to decrease incidents of depression and reduce the isolation often experienced by seniors.
ContactAndrea Pitts, Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton Halton; Phone: Hamilton Office 905-529-7030 ext 201; Email: volunteer@alzhh.ca
DutiesWe are looking for retirees and students from the Health/Social Services (nursing, social work, teachers/facilitators and those who have experience with supporting individuals with dementia) to join our team.  
 
- Under the direction of the Coordinator, Tele-connect Program, make outreach calls to clients who have been diagnosed with a dementia and/or their caregivers.  
- Provide support and socialization to aid in decreased feelings of isolation and depression and increased independence.  
- Educate clients on appropriate resources (brochures, handouts, etc.), and other community programs that may benefit the client and caregiver/family.
BenefitsKnowledge that you are playing an integral role in helping those who are struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. 
Knowledge that you are aiding the Alzheimer Society in connecting with those who are in need of support. 
Opportunity to enhance your communication skills. 
Access to Alzheimer Society resources (books, videos, journals). 
An opportunity to build career skills.
ClientsPersons living with dementia living alone (still able to use the phone and having no identified concerns/risks). Caregivers dealing with caregiver stress who will benefit from a friendly phone call and caregivers who are socially isolated due to caregiving duties and personal challenges.
Ages20 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Health Care ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Telephone Communication
Skills/ExperienceCounseling & Support ; Medical Assistance
Commitment LengthLong Term - 6 month commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
 
8:30 - 4:30 (looking for 1/2 day per wk)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationHalton Branch Office, 2345 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville
Number of PositionsOakville: 4 individual(s) 
 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; 1 full day of training. Dementia training and program specific training along with WHIMIS and AODA training.
TransportationMust provide your own.
Police CheckNot Required
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office
Office PhoneBurlington 289-837-2310; 
Hamilton 905-529-7030
Toll Free Phone1-888-343-1017
FaxBurlington 905-681-7783; 
Hamilton 905-529-3787
E-Mailadministration@alzhh.ca
Websitewww.alzhh.ca
Address & Map
4391 Harvester Rd, Unit 8
Burlington, ON L7L 4X1
 
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