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Health TAPESTRY Volunteer
Canadian Red Cross

On Bus Route Wheelchair Accessible Free Parking Available

Urgency: High

Number of volunteers needed: 30

Minimum Age: 17

Work Location: 5-475 Trunk Rd. Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Police Check: Required

Reference Check: Required

Vehicle: Not Required

Smoking: Not Permitted

Language(s): English

Sector(s): Health
Social Services

Work Type(s): Providing Consultation/Advice
Providing Services Directly to People

Program: Health TAPESTRY

Duties: The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking in the Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area. Reporting to the Volunteer Coordinator, the Health TAPESTRY Volunteer will work to help people stay healthier for longer in the places where they live. The Health TAPESTRY Volunteer will work in this adaptable model of health care to connect senior clients with their primary health care team and their community, through the support of technology. Key Responsibilities • Visits clients in their homes to conduct wellness assessment surveys/questionnaires • Assists clients in personal health-related goal identification • Provides social connection to older adults • Communicates with volunteer organizations, family health team, research team, and/or community based organizations • Utilizes a tablet computer and other technology to provide information to identified organizations • Maintains up to date knowledge of health programs and services and acts as resource in the community through the use of approved information and referral sources • Works closely with program coordinator to schedule client appointments • Completes feedback and reports; and submits information to the volunteer coordinator Working Conditions • Visit clients at their home (average visit time from 1 to 2 hours) - the conditions of the client’s home may not be known prior to the visit occurring • All visits will be within the assigned community • Local travel is required. Must have reliable transportation by personal or public transit • Meetings and supervision may be in person, by telephone or through other electronic means • Must have access to a telephone, email and internet • Time spent engaging in activities will vary by a volunteer’s interest and availability with the average person committing 6 hours per month

Skills Expected: Qualifications • The incumbent must have the commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement • A good understanding of services in the community is considered an asset • An interest in building partnerships based on community identified needs • Knowledge about and involved in their community or a desire to become involved or learn more • Ability to communicate in English required • Active listening skills • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision • Ability to work within a team • Ability to set clear boundaries • Friendly interpersonal skills • Adherence to privacy and confidentiality guidelines • Good organizational skills • Empathy and compassion with the capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations • Enjoyment of socializing with older adults • Experience working with a diverse population an asset • Computer literacy • Standard First Aid Certification required (or willingness to take training)

Orientation: - Orientation to the Canadian Red Cross services and programs - On the job specific training

Training: - Online and in class program training - First Aid & CPR training at a preferred rate - Introduction to the Red Cross Movement (online) - Introduction to Volunteerism (online) - AODA (online) - Lunch and learn sessions

Benefits: - Assisting vulnerable seniors in our community - Ongoing Community Health & Wellness value added training - Experience working with seniors - Involved in a research project with McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine

Car Required: No

Comments: Interested in applying to the Health TAPESTRY Volunteer position, please contact: Jaclyn McKenna HTAP_SSM@redcross.ca 705-759-4547
Start Date: 07/06/2018
End Date: 03/31/2020
Time Commitment: 6 hours per month
for 2 years.
Time of Day: Morning
Variable Time Schedule
Day(s) Needed: Monday
Season(s): Year Round
Phone: 7057594547
Fax: 7057595865
Email: ssmarie@redcross.ca

5-475 Trunk Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 3T1