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Emergency Response Volunteer

Parkwood Mennonite Home Inc.

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Parkwood Mennonite Home is a Long Term Care and Retirement home that seeks to provide services that meet the ever-changing physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs of each resident.

Parkwood Seniors Community located in Waterloo is a campus to:
• Parkwood Mennonite Home, a Long-Term Care Home for 96 residents
• Parkwood Suites Retirement Residence, a retirement residence providing Independent, Supportive and Assisted Living across 77 suites and apartments
• 18 condominium style Garden Homes for seniors living independently
• Health and Wellness Centre for all seniors in Waterloo Region.

This volunteer position involves ensuring a safe and pleasurable environment for residents. Roles are available in long-term care, and retirement suites. The roles involve meal services, one-to-one visiting, housekeeping, laundry and screening.

Emergency Response Team opportunities include:
• Meal service (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
• One-to-one visiting
• High touch cleaning / housekeeping
• Folding laundry
• Screening
If you are a retired registered staff or have a designation, please let us know.

Given the transmissibility of the omicron variant safety measures include:
• All eligible team members, caregivers and volunteers are required to have booster of covid-19 vaccine.
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required while in the home, including a mask, goggles/shield, gown, gloves.
• Mandatory education will be provided
• Diligently practice infection prevention and control measures

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Age: 18+

COVID-19 Vaccination Required: Yes

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Infection control education will be provided
Masks are mandatory additional PPE may be required

Working Conditions: Infection control education will be provided
Masks are mandatory additional PPE may be required
Screening and daily Rapid Antigen Testing
Working with Seniors, walking, sitting, carrying trays of food.
PPE must be worn


Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Health Care / Wellness, Senior Services, COVID-19
Skill(s): Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Problem Solving, Empathy
Transportation: On a bus route

   Contact Information
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Joanne Gentile
519 885-4810 Ext. 333
726 New Hampshire Street Waterloo, N2K 4M1

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