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Volunteer Opportunity

ABI ADULT DAY SERVICE PROGRAM 

April – August 2018 

Four Volunteers required on a weekly basis for 16 weeks 

Commit to volunteering either: 

  • 1 shift: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (meal prep only)
  • 1 shift: Mondays 10:00 am to 3:30pm 
  • 1 shift: Wednesdays 9:30am, to 3:30pm 
  • 1 shift: Thursdays 12:00 pm- 3:30pm 

About the Program: 

The ABI Adult Day Services (ADS) program offers a supportive and creative group environment for people to engage in meaningful activities, explore strengths and develop new skills. The program is located at Providence Healthcare at 3276 St. Clair Avenue East. The Adult Day Service program requires 3 volunteers to support staff and clients during group sessions 

Skills:

  • Consistently patient, caring and understanding
  • Non-judgmental of group member beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • Comfortable listening to difficult life experiences and/or the expression of intense emotion
  • Honest
  • Approachable
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Good English language skills
  • Initiative
  • Basic understanding of Acquired Brain Injury and interest in working with this population
  • Conscious of safety risks and concerns
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Basic cooking and cleaning skills 

Duties: 

Meal Preparation Volunteer:

  • Commit to volunteering between the hours of 11:00 am and 1:00 pm each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for a 16 week term.
  • Prepare and cook a light lunchtime meal for up to 20 clients.
  • Serve food to the clients.
  • Wash and put away dishes
  • Wipe down counters and stove top after meal preparation
  • Sweep kitchen floor after meal preparation
  • Turn off power to stove return stove key to office and notify staff when power is turned off
  • Inform staff of client issues that staff have not observed so that staff can respond accordingly 

Mondays 10:00 am to 3:30pm “Start Me Up” Social Recreational Group Staff and Client Support Volunteer:

  • Commit to volunteering between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:30 pm every Monday for a 16 week term. (hours can be negotiated based on availability)
  • Answer the door as needed
  • Support clients to socialize with each other at the direction of staff
  • Inform staff of client issues that staff have not observed so that staff can respond accordingly
  • Support clients to navigate the program space (sometimes pushing wheelchairs)
  • Support clients with physical tasks they cannot complete independently such as preparing coffee putting on, taking off coats, buttoning jackets
  • Wipe down tables, empty and clean coffee maker, general tidying of program space
  • Put away games, sweep the floor and assist staff to move tables at the end of the day 

Wednesdays 9:30am to 3:30pm “Knowing Me Knowing You” Social Recreational Group Staff and Client Support Volunteer:

  • Commit to volunteering between the hours of 9:30 am to 3:15 pm every Wednesday for a 16 week term. (hours can be negotiated based on availability)
  • Answer the door as needed
  • Support clients to socialize with each other at the direction of staff
  • Inform staff of client issues that staff have not observed so that staff can respond accordingly
  • Support clients to navigate the program space
  • Support clients with physical tasks they cannot complete independently such as preparing coffee of buttoning jackets
  • Support staff at mealtime to set out cutlery, napkins, dinner rolls, cups, juice and to serve food.
  • Hand wash, dry and put away cooking tools.
  • Wipe down counters and stove top after meal preparation
  • Sweep kitchen floor after meal preparation
  • Put away games, sweep the floor and assist staff to move tables at the end of the day
  • General tidying of program space 

Thursdays 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm “The Brains Are A Changin” Brain Fitness Group Staff and Client Support Volunteer:

  • Commit to volunteering between the hours of 12:00pm to 3:30 pm every Thursday for a 16 week term.
  • Answer the door
  • Serve water to clients at the beginning of the session
  • Provide one to one support to clients during group activities as directed by staff
  • Inform staff of client issues that staff have not observed so that staff can respond accordingly
  • Support clients to navigate the program space
  • Support clients with physical tasks they cannot complete independently such as preparing coffee of buttoning jackets
  • Assist staff to put away program supplies and move table at the end of the session 


To apply:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter along with a current résumé.

Applications are to be forwarded to Human Resources via e-mail to: humanresources@cotainspires.ca and reference "volunteer opportunity" in the subject.

Applications must be submitted by March 28, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. 


Cota IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources.








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