Primary Category : Childcare Positions
Type of Position :
Short Term (Less than 3 months)
Description & Details
Parent and Child Support Volunteer
Make a Difference in Your Community
VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) believes that quality care begins with quality people. Our volunteers work directly with our clients and make a difference in people’s lives every day.
We’re looking for volunteers who share and enhance VHA’s values of :
Parent and child Support Volunteers provide temporary relief from caring for children and the provision of support for at risk parents, with children birth to six years of age.
This service will enable parents to take a much needed break from the demands of parenting and attend to their own needs.
This could include attending a medical or social service appointment, joining a group to learn new skills or to receive social support.
The volunteer acts as a resource to these families providing them with the means to discover and connect with social supports in their community.
Visits occur in-home for three hours weekly. Volunteer will interact with the children (child) in such a way as to explore and encourage healthy development and growth.
Your flexibility and ability to work independently, excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask, initiative and respect for confidentiality provide you with unique characteristics that will bring success in this position.
You will pass a criminal reference check. You will deliver early learning services to children such as literacy and interactive learning activities.
Identify community resources and utilize them to provide information, referral, advocacy and supports to children and families.
You will receive on-going professional training, attend monthly meetings, develop an understanding of how isolation impacts on parenting skills and family life.
This is a great learning experience and opportunity for those considering a career working with children, family and in the Social Services field.
We welcome inquiries regarding student placements possibilities. We are committed to giving students meaningful learning experiences while offering them the opportunity to practice theory.
Close to Subway, Bus and Streetcar stop
Building is accessible