Community Support Volunteer/Visiting Hospice Program - Adults
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
41d ago

Primary Category :

Visiting / Accompanying Positions

Type of Position : Long-Term (3 months or more)

Description & Details

Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care Philip Aziz Centre (PAC) is a non-profit, home hospice program providing practical, physical, emotional and spiritual support for people living with cancer, HIV / AIDS and other life-

limiting illnesses. Hospice Services are delivered through a small professional staff team and large base of trained volunteers, who work in collaboration with healthcare professionals and other agencies involved in client’s care.

Transportation : TTC accessible (Streetcar), paid street parking

Job Description :

Volunteers in the visiting hospice caregiver program provide non-medical care, which is integrated into the professional health and hospice care team in the client’s home.

  • Volunteer Support includes : emotional and social support, assistance with mobility, mouth care, feeding, personal care, respite care for primary caregivers (allows a break from caregiving), practical care;
  • including assistance with meals, daily activities, grocery shopping, accompaniment to medical appointments and other errands.

    Responsibilities :

  • To complete volunteer training program(s)(missed classes to be made up) and participate in on-going education opportunities
  • To uphold the client’s right to dignity and self-determination
  • To adhere to the Philip Aziz Centre Policies and Procedures
  • To advise Manager of Volunteers & Case Manager in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
  • To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
  • To maintain confidentiality and abide by hospice rules
  • Must be prepared to make a commitment of at least one year following training
  • Manager of Volunteers & Case Manager of vacation or sick leave, giving as much notice as possible
  • Visit client according to schedule
  • Support client by providing companionship and physical comfort, also assisting client with meal preparations and feeding, light housekeeping, errands, grocery shopping Accompany client to appointments, on walks or other social activities
  • Work as part of support team
  • Must complete children’s training in order to work with kids
  • Job Location : PAC Admin Offices

    PAC Admin Offices

    558 Gerrard Street East, Toronto,

    ON M4M 1X8

    Confidentiality Agreement Required :

    Hospice Training Required : Police Check Required :

    Police Check Required : Volunteer Position Status :

    Volunteer Position Status : Part-time

    Part-time

    Familiar with relevant Policy and Procedures from Manual :

    Yes confidentiality, dress code, AODA

    Preferred Gender : Position Length

    Skills : Qualifications :

    Qualifications :

  • Willingness to continue education regarding a variety of life-limiting and terminal illnesses
  • Sensitivity and compassion
  • To be non-judgmental
  • Ability to make decisions in crisis situations
  • Ability to work as a member of the hospice team
  • Ability to work well independently and be supportive
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision
  • Respect diversity and accept individual beliefs and reactions to death and dying
  • Project a warm, caring and empathetic attitude
  • Can serve according to PAC’s Mission, Vision and Value Statement
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