Dining Room Assistant

(Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home)

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Position ID: V-GUE0017 Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 Last Full Update: 31 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementCompassionately support others
ContactMary Black, Coordinator of Volunteers, Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home; Phone: 519-846-5359 ext 7266; Fax: 519-846-9192; Email: maryb@wellington.ca
DutiesVolunteers are needed to assist staff in bringing residents to the dining room, socialize with residents and inform them of the drink and meal choices. Volunteers will also offer physical, hands-on assistance as needed for those who are no longer able to feed themselves independently.
More Info Linkhttps://www.wellington.ca/en/resident-services/WTVolunteerServices.aspx
BenefitsThis is an opportunity to gain experience working with older adults and adults requiring long term care. This role will provide a positive benefit to the residents and will be helpful to anyone interested in a career in the healthcare field. The impact of this role is LARGE in that it provides the residents with a pleasurable dining experience, and assistance needed while maintaining their dignity.
ClientsResidents that require partial or complete assistance during meals.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForSeniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestFood Services / Nutrition ; Friend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; An interest in older adults and people with varying abilities; friendly disposition; caring, patient, reliable and compassionate; completion of the Dining Room Assistance orientation and training that is provided by Wellington Terrace; completion of screening interview and reference check.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - 6 months or longer would be fantastic
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group - High level of participation during the interaction with residents. However, residents often do not participate in conversations.
Minimum Hours1.5 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (5-6:30pm) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (5-6:30pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (5-6:30pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (5-6:30pm) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (5-6:30pm) 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (8-9:30 am; 12-1:30 pm; 5-6:30pm) 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (8-9:30 am; 12-1:30 pm; 5-6:30pm) 
The biggest need is for assistance during all evening meals (5:00 to 6:30 pm) as well as all weekend meals (please see above).
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationWellington Terrace Long Term Care Facility
Number of PositionsFergus: 20 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total. 
Wellington Terrace is located between Fergus and Elora
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training - Meal Assistance Training (video, quiz and discussion) ; Training on the job ; Volunteers are also provided training for working with people living with Dementia and other various abilities.
TransportationCar required - Not accessible by bus ; Volunteer will need to provide their own transportation.
CostNo cost
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements2-Step TB testing and Flu Vaccine are mandatory for this position.
Start DateOn or after 26 Jan 2018
Display Until26 Jan 2019
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Organization NameWellington Terrace Long Term Care Home
Office Phone519-846-5359
Address & Map
474 Wellington Rd 18
Fergus, ON N1M 0A1
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