Therapy Dog Handler
Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Commitment: Short term less than 6 months
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 1
Location: Ottawa - West
Deadline: May 20, 2018
DescriptionBridges is a community-based, collaborative service between four partnering agencies: Youth Services Bureau, CHEO, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, and Ottawa Public Health. Bridges provides a link between hospital and community offering intensive short-term clinical intervention and skill building for youth and their families presenting with complex mental health needs.
The program is looking for volunteers with their own certified therapy dog who can visit the youth engagement groups (small groups of less than half a dozen youth) that run on either Tuesday (4:30 - 5:30 pm) or Thursday (3 - 4 pm) out of our Queensview Dr. location. Bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly schedules can be accommodated to suit the volunteer's availability.
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting
You will be working with: Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Youth (19-24 years)
Organization category: Social services
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Persons with a disability
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes