Friendly Visitor with Residents

(Georgian Heights Health Care Centre)

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Position ID: V-GRE0085 Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 Last Full Update: 14 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactHannah Greig, Resident Program Manager, Georgian Heights; Phone: 519-371-1441; Fax: 519-371-1092; Email:
DutiesVisit socially with assigned residents for 10-30 minutes depending on their interests, health, and attention span. Visits may include, but are not limited to chatting, going outside, playing cards, crafts, telling jokes, current events, etc.
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Benefits-Giving back to the community 
-Valuable work and life experience  
-Completion of community service hours (if applicable)  
-Letter or recommendation for successful volunteers.
ClientsWorking with residents of the long term home with varying abilities and cognition.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Families ; Individuals ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Life Skills Support ; Personal Support ; Rehabilitation Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Support for Visual Impairments
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality - All names/health status of residents must be kept confidential ; Counseling & Support - Must be able to listen and support residents ; Creativity - Must be able to independently come up with topics or ideas to discuss with resdent ; Dependability & Trustworthiness - Must be able to show up when scheduled for visits ; Elder Care - Experience working with the elderly is an asset, but not required ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work - Must be able to work and communicate with members of the care team
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance
LocationGeorgian Heights Long Term Care 1115 10th Street East Owen Sound
Number of PositionsGrey County: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline31 May 2018
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements2 step- Mantoux TB test is required
Liability InsuranceNot Available
Start DateOn or after 14 Apr 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameGeorgian Heights Health Care Centre
Office Phone519-371-1441
Address & Map
1115 10th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6B1
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