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Parent Aide

(Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office)

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Position ID: V-GUE0089 Last Modified: 11 Nov 2020 Last Full Update: 11 Nov 2020
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementBe a support and resource to caregivers
ContactKaran Mann, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington; Phone: 519-824-2410 ext 4822; Email:
DutiesVolunteers provide one to one support, guidance and a listening ear to a parent/guardian. Provide compassion and emotional support and assist the parent with developing skills in dealing with daily activities. Assist parent to enhance and develop parenting skills.
Benefits- This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of social services and to help families in need. 
- Make a positive impact for the family  
- Training and Orientation on child safety/welfare and working with families in care 
- Gain experience
Foster Parents 
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Parenting / Foster Care Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Empathy, reliability, sensitivity to the families situation, appropriate role model.  
Ability to listen and empower without judgment.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - minimum 8 months commitment ; Require a commitment of 3-4 hours a week for 8 months or longer.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesDays and times flexible based on the availability of the parent/guardian. Commitment is once/week for up to 3 hrs. per week, for a minimum of 8 months
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityF&CS offices are accessible. Can not guarantee other locations are accessible.
LocationIn family home, in the community, at events
Number of PositionsGuelph: 6 individual(s) 
6 individual(s) needed in total. 
Volunteers also needed for surrounding areas.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Orientation and training provided. Supervision and support provided when needed.
TransportationSome opportunities may be on a bus route, others may not. Access to a car would be an asset.
CostMonthly expense sheets completed to address out of pocket expense/reimbursement.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsRecruitment: Application form; Phone Interview; Interview, References; Criminal Reference Check; Internal Agency Record check. 
If using vehicle, Driver Abstract plus proof of insurance/proof of Drivers License
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Display Until31 May 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameFamily and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Office Phone519-824-2410
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-8300
Fax519-763-9628 ; Shelldale 519-766-4537
Address & Map
Family and Children's Services Head Office
275 Eramosa Rd
Guelph, ON N1E 2M7
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Mailing AddressBox 1088 
Guelph, ON N1H 6N3