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Description:

The Imagine Day Program Volunteer will provide supports to adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis and may display challenging behaviors.

This volunteer will assist in delivery of direct and indirect support services with a focus on therapeutic recreation, inclusion and community integration as assigned by the Program Supervisor – Community Participation or designate.

This volunteer will support Community Participation staff in a therapeutic recreational program setting and will conduct their practice encompassing YWCA Hamilton’s Mission, Vision and Values.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Completes weekly shifts (2-3 hours once a week)
• Provide assistance to participants in opportunities for community participation, socialization, recreation, and therapeutic programming
• Establish positive professional rapports with staff, clients, client’s families or advocates, and other community service agency providers
• Ensures healthy boundaries and confidentiality are maintained as outlined in the program guidelines
• Participates in volunteer support meetings and workshops
• Performs duties safely and reports any hazards
• Adheres to all policies as outlined in the YWCA Volunteer Training

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Supports YWCA Hamilton’s mission, vision, and values
• Works from a feminist, anti-oppressive/anti-racist perspective
• Must provide a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (valid within 1 month)
• Experience working with adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities an asset
• Experience working with individuals who may display challenging behaviors, knowledge of behavioral supports and implementation of behavioral programming
• Knowledge of Community Resources and ability to research resources
• Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• Required to submit a self-declared medical on an annual basis
• Current Emergency First Aid / CPR Certification, WHMIS, and participate in all YWCA Hamilton mandatory training
• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certification (will be provided if necessary)
• Willing to accept supervision, take direction from staff
• Respectful of confidentiality and privacy
• Reliable, mature, non-judgmental, kind, caring, and able to listen

When:

TIME REQUIRED:
• A long-term commitment of six (6) months is required for this role, with an option to renew after this period.
• 1 to 4 shifts per month for 2 to 3 hours each, schedule based on collective availability
• Last-minute requests and in-person events are a possibility based on availability
• Training required: Self-directed online learning - YWCA Hamilton Orientation & Pandemic Training – 2 hours, Virtual YWCA Volunteer Training – 1 hour

Address:
YWCA Hamilton, MacNab Street South, Hamilton, ON, Canada

If interested, please review the position and apply below

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