St. Joseph's Villa Published: January 11, 2017
Location
Job Type
Organization
St. Joseph's Villa
Skills
Ability to communicate in English. Knowledge of walker/wheelchiar safety. Comfort in working with those with cognitive impairments and frail residents. Calm, patient and pleasant manner. Dependable. Abililty to work as a team with staff and other volunteers. Abillity to push wheelchairs.
Opportunity Location(s)
Dundas
Age range
16 >
Training:
Completion of Volunteer Orientation Session.
Police Check Required
Yes
Additional Requirements
1. Two positive references. 2. Negative 2-step TB testing.
Phone Number
905-627-3541 ext. 2240
Address
56 Governor's Rd.

Description

  1.  Meet therapeutic recreationist to help collect all supplies and equipment.
  2. Collect cart from food services.
  3. Will perform the following duties:  set-up program area by setting up table and chairs, put on tablecloths, assemble cup and saucers, creamers and sugars and help to arrange table centre pieces if they are available.
  4. Gather residents to program area (one wheelchair and two ambulatory maximum).
  5. Assist in music, sing song, dancing or other social activity prior to serving food.
  6. Serve tea/coffee and refreshments.
  7. Comply with all dietary safety precautions and be aware of special needs or restrictions regarding specific residents.
  8. Actively participate in promoting social climate.
  9. Observe and evaluate changes and reactions of residents and report same to therapeutic recreationist.
  10. Ensure that all equipment is locked or carts are returned.
  11. Discuss any problems or occurrences with therapeutic recreationist.
  12. If needed, volunteer may conduct program without recreation staff (only when specified) and volunteer is comfortable with it).
  13. Will be registered with the Villa volunteer services.
  14. Will wear ID badge and apron while on duty.

Dates and Times

Twice each month for a minimum of 2 hours as scheduled by Therapeutic Recreationist.
Hours varied.
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