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About the Position
Position #: 1750
OrganizationNorthwood
Position: Support Companion - Recreation Therapy
Location: 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS, Canada
Impact Statement: Volunteers are essential to providing support for the many programs that enhance quality of life for the 6000 clients we serve. The over 500 volunteers contribute their talent, skill and time to Northwood. They make a difference in the lives of residents and seniors in the community, and continue to be a vital part of the Northwood community.
Description: Many older adults benefit from increased social connections. This position involves visiting residents in their room or in a common place to facilitate conversation and engagement. The volunteer must be comfortable working with those with dementia or mental health issues.
Training Details: Orientation to Northwood building, staff and resident.
Working Conditions: Must have good judgement to know when diversion is needed.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail: Daytime to early evening.
Age: 20+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Senior Services
Skill(s): Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Sensitivity, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.nwood.ns.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Ruth-Ellen Jackson
Phone: 902454 3353
Address: 2615 Northwood Terrace Halifax, B3K 3S7

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