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Program Link Ambassadors - Chinese Speaking

The position supports the Link2Wellbeing: Social Prescribing for Older Adults project. Responsibilities include:

  • Meet with the centre’s designated staff to understand who the client will be and their interests in being part of the centre

  • Meet with the potential client (online or by phone) to complete the client intake form and to explore specific areas of interest

  • Match client with programs of interest and/or other services offered by the centre

  • Follow up with the client at intervals outlined in the client intake form and potentially accompany them to a program (e.g., online, by phone and/or in person)

  • Ongoing contact with the centre designate about the project and participant needs and interests

  • Other duties as required

TIME & MINIMUM COMMITMENT

12 months

Based on the number of clients who are referred

REQUIREMENTS
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that this position requires the volunteer to have the ability to speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Reliable with good organizational skills

  • Good listening and interview skills to assist with matching older adults and program

  • Experience with computers and virtual applications (e.g., Zoom) is an asset

  • Comprehensive knowledge about the centre’s programs and services (Information and training will be provided)


Schedule:

  • Based on project needs and number of clients referred, flexible schedule


Technology:

  • A working phone, Internet at home, Basic knowledge of the Zoom platform to assist clients participate is an asset


Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to perform duties in a manner that is non-judgemental and hold the belief that diversity makes us stronger


Screening Requirements: 

  • Interview with volunteer coordinator or program staff

  • Police Record Check (Criminal and Judicial Matters)

  • 2 references


HOW TO APPLY

Please contact Alvis Choi, Program Coordinator: Yet Keen Senior's Day Centre

achoi@swchc.on.ca

613.292.4233

LOCATION

Virtual