Regina Residence provides the opportunity to serve the needs of Sisters who have served in various ministries for many years. The nursing home volunteer is expected to feel comfortable around older people, be willing to listen to them, care for them and generally provide a nurturing relationship.
Under the supervision of the Director of the Regina Residence, plan and organize individual and group activities for residents with cognitive impairment/symptoms of dementia related disease. Work directly with residents either in group activities or 1:1 visits supported by the Regina Residence staff.
Assist in design, planning and conduct of activity programs to encourage socialization, provide entertainment, relaxation and fulfillment, and improve daily living skills. Programming is designed based on the abilities and interests of the residents and within the framework of the person-centered care philosophy. Develop a monthly activity and facilitate individual activities as needed, particularly for residents who self-isolate or are bed bound.
Assists residents requiring help writing notes and letters, organizing personal effects and other needs. Assists in maintaining environment including caring for pets, watering plants and setting up seasonal and celebratory decorations.
Communicates any resident "changes in condition" to the Team Leader (Nurse) on duty .
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
The St. Joseph Worker Program is deeply committed to the volunteers providing mentoring and training for personal and professional development centered around four core values: leadership as a woman, social justice, spirituality and community/simple living. The program begins with a one to two week orientation to the program and placement site. Mentoring, educational and certification opportunities, monthly program day enrichment, and retreats help volunteers discover their strengths and passions and develop the skills and confidence to make their mark on the world. AmeriCorps Education Award opportunity may be available to eligible volunteers through an affiliated national organization.
Credential or Certification
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Experience in related field such as psychology, healthcare or working in retirement communities
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check
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