Canadian Red Cross (Health Equipment Loan Program – Specialized Equipment Assistant Volunteer)

Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Opportunity Title: Health Equipment Loan Program – Specialized Equipment Assistant Volunteer
Category: Administration / Clerical / Office
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 30, 2020
End Date: January 30, 2022

Email: communityhelpns@redcross.ca
Website: http://www.redcross.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking a Health Equipment Loan Program – Specialized Equipment Assistant Volunteer. Reporting to the Service Centre Lead, this position will assist with our Specialized Equipment Program, a service that provides individuals living in Long Term Care Facilities with various specialized equipment needs. This volunteer ensures that CRC equipment in tagged properly in these facilities and maintains the client files.   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Meet with Long Term Care facility representatives or clients to complete equipment tagging. This involves tagging the CRC equipment at each facility with a large sticker. Travel to facilities throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. Work with the Occupational Therapist to review the agreements and return the signed agreements to the office. Create and maintain paper and/or computer records regarding clients. Review the client files to plan for your day at each facility. Follow Red Cross policies and procedures related to health, safety and quality to ensure employee, volunteer and client safety. Perform other duties as required.   QUALIFICATIONS Strong customer service skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Some lifting of equipment is required for HELP positions. We suggest volunteers be capable of lifting 50 to 80 lbs. Experience with seniors, cognitively impaired and physically disabled clients would be considered an asset. A valid Driver’s License (Class 5) and a clean driver’s abstract is required. Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with a team in a fast-paced environment. Commitment and clear understanding of privacy and confidentiality. This position requires a satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector check. WORKING CONDITIONS The majority of time the incumbent is performing work which requires manual dexterity and is performed outside of the office. This volunteer opportunity requires a minimum of four volunteer hours per week depending on availability. Apply now to join our local Red Cross team and become a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, and one of our 13 million volunteers across the world.  The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.  Interested parties may submit a resume to communityhelpns@redcross.ca . Please include Specialized Equipment Program Administration volunteer in the subject line. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  

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