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   About the Position

Impact Statement
An hour a week is all that is needed to assist a resident at mealtime and give them a pleasurable one-on-one mealtime experience.

Description
Volunteers are needed to assist staff during meals with feeding residents who are unable to feed themselves; assist in transporting and walking residents to the dining room; visit and socialize with residents before mealtime; feed residents as assigned by registered nurse; and assist in transportation of residents from dining room to lounge. Volunteers must have patience and the ability to motivate reluctant eaters; an interest or experience in nursing would be an asset.

Volunteers are needed on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m to assist at breakfast.


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+
English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Specialized Training

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Food/Hospitality, Senior Services

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteer orientation and training in feeding techniques is provided.
Working Conditions: Able to sit beside a resident and assist residents.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Transportation: On a bus route


Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Anytime
Priority time is breakfast time, with 8:15 - 8:45 a.m start and dinner time, 5:00- 5:15 start. Weekdays and weekend shifts available.

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Janice Klassen
519-893-8482 Ext. 6372
247 Franklin Street North Kitchener, N2A 1Y5
Kitchener

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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

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