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Reader - In-Person

Direct Support

Elmira District Community Living

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers help us create partnerships that provide relevant, individualized, and innovative services for persons supported by EDCL. We Advocate, Educate and Facilitate the participation of the Community in Achieving the individual’s life vision.

Reading a story to an individual with intellectual disabilities, you give meaning to pictures in the book by engaging the imagination. This activity inspires connection, improves mental wellbeing and is truly enjoyed by many of the people we support. This position is in person working with individuals with high care needs.

The ideal candidate is patient, comfortable with self-initiation, and has a positive attitude.

Commitment: 1hr/week, min. 12 weeks (to establish trust with assigned person)

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Library/Research , Accessibility

Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Written Communication, Sensitivity, Self-Motivation, Flexibility

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Free Training and Orientation provided. (Some self-directed modules available online)
Working Conditions: Inside a group residence in rural Elmira. Staff are nearby but not immediately supervising. A car is required to get to this location.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekday - Daytime
1-hour shift weekly (day & time flexible)

   Contact Information
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Jenn Maxwell
519-669-3205 Ext. 225
118 Barnswallow Drive Elmira, N3B 2Y9
Township of Woolwich

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