Dining Room Volunteer

(Homewood Health Centre)

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Position ID: V-GUE0830 Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 Last Full Update: 15 Nov 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMartha Schuett, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Homewood Health Centre; Phone: 519-824-1010 ext. 2262 519-824-1010 ext 2262; Fax: 519-767-3564; Email: volunteer@homewoodhealth.com
DutiesUnder the supervision of the registered nurse and personal support care workers, volunteers will assist in feeding older adults with cognitive impairment due to dementia and associated behaviours. Volunteers will interact with patients, administer meal trays, provide a calming atmosphere for nutrition intake, report intake and any other pertinent observations to staff.
More Info Linkwww.homewoodhealth.com
BenefitsOpportunity to interact with patients who have limited abilities.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestFood Services / Nutrition ; Health Care ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Desire to work with older adults who have limited function. Be able to demonstrate patience, understanding and compassion. Have an appreciation for the small, minimal gains and responses from this population.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) - 3 month minimum commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon (11:15 - 12:30 pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (11:15 - 12:30 pm) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon (11:15 - 12:30 pm; 4:15 - 5:30 pm) 
Saturday: Afternoon (4:15 - 5:30 pm) 
Sunday: Afternoon (4:15 - 5:30 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityDesignated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationHomewood Health Centre, Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsInterview, references, TB skin test, orientation, training
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/HomewoodHealth
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/homewood-health
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/HomewoodHealth
Display Until14 Dec 2018
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Organization NameHomewood Health Centre
Office Phone519-824-1010
Address & Map
150 Delhi St
Guelph, ON N1E 6K9
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