Children's Ward Visitors

Opportunity ID: 2448

Organization Details
Organization Name: Health Sciences Centre
Address: MS208 - 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
Website: http://www.hsc.mb.ca
Organizational Description: Volunteer Services is dedicated to improving patient care and the quality of life for patients, visitors and staff at the Health Sciences Centre. HSC Volunteers fill a variety of roles in adult patient care, the Children's Hospital, retail and food services, PsycHealth, Rehab Hospital etc.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: -Provide play/interaction/friendly support to patients.
-May be asked to assist parents with supervision of siblings.
-Assist Child Life Specialist with program events and seasonal decorating.
-Tidy and help maintain organization of play equipment and supplies.
-May be asked to escort patients to school or play programs such as Playroom, CHTV and Library.
-Clean toys.
Skills Required: -Experience with children.
-Enjoys being with children of all ages.
-Comfortable working with hospitalized children.
-Comfortable with approaching and interacting with the public and patients in a friendly, supportive manner.
-Able to express oneself clearly and concisely in the English Language.
-Possess an awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences.
-Physically and mentally capable of performing responsibilities, including walking distances, pushing wheelchairs.
-Physical demands may include crouching, stretching, kneeling activities and lifting and holding children as well as pushing and pulling wheelchairs and beds.
-Physically and emotionally tolerant of unpleasant sights, sounds and odors.
-Neat and clean in appearance.
-Knowledge of or willingness to learn about HSC services.
-Display a mature, confident disposition with ability to respond appropriately.
-Understands professional conduct (tactful, diplomacy, confidentiality, respecting boundaries).
-Adhere to all hospital safety and infection control policies.
-Must have passed a Criminal Record Check.
-Must have passed a Child Abuse Registry Check.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -Gain work experience in a hospital/medical setting.
-Work with patients.
-Learn new skills.
-Explore careers.
-Provide service to others.
-Make a personal contribution to the improvement of health care.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Currently looking for daytime/weekday volunteers only.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Bus tickets
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: www.hsc.mb.ca/volunteersOpport.html
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019