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Social Caller

Spark Phone Program

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington


   About the Position

Impact Statement
The Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington is dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia and their caregivers in our community. Join our team of dedicated board, staff and volunteers working to help our clients live their best day!

Description
The importance of social interaction and connection for people living with dementia has been proven to enhance quality of life.

Through our SPARK Phone Program, our specially trained volunteers engage in meaningful conversations and guided recreational activities with persons living with dementia over the phone.


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: • Mandatory general orientation for all new volunteer placements
• All SPARK volunteers will attend a training program that will consist of core information about the SPARK Phone Program. Volunteers will also be trained on specific policies and procedures that are relevant to this position. The required training will be completed prior to beginning. Prior to the online training the volunteer will receive the “Spark Volunteer Manual” and be asked to review it prior to attending their training session.
• Ongoing training and support through regular contact with the Program Coordinators.
Working Conditions: Working remotely over the phone to provide weekly recreational phone calls to persons living with dementia for the purposes of engaging and meaningful conversations that include a guided recreational activity
Accessibility:


Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Start Date:2021-09-01
End Date:2021-12-01
Weekday - Daytime
2 hours per week. Calls are planned for between Monday – Friday, 9am and 3 pm. Call time will be consistent each week for the 8-week program.



Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care / Wellness, Senior Services
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Facilitation and Training, Verbal Communication, Empathy, Adaptability
Transportation: NONE Needed

   Contact Information
https://alzheimer.ca/en/ww
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Kathy Irwin
519-742-1422 Ext. 2045
831 Frederick Street Kitchener, N2B 2B4
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