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SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION AID

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Organization: Canadian Cancer Society (Ottawa Community Office)

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 6

Location: Flexible

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Description

**New Program: Quit the smoke-break (QTSB)!**
Health Promotion and Community Outreach

Key Responsibility:
Work with QTSB Intervention Leads to ensure that site visits and conversations with trade workers are carried out smoothly and efficiently.

Trained Volunteers are needed to assist the Intervention Leads with the delivery of the following types of activities:
o Distribute quit kits, t-shirts to smokers & helpers
o Carbon Monoxide testing using standardized process
o Organize and track use of support tools by participants
o Ensure safe and confidential storage of data
o Transport supplies to designated intervention station
o Post or update signs
o Set out materials for information table
o Assist staff partner to complete Contest entry forms
o Assist smokers wanting to complete intake form for Quit

Ideal candidates will:
• have strong verbal and inter-personal communication skills
• be comfortable speaking and interacting with people from diverse communities
• appreciate the importance of quitting smoking as a health promotion initiative
• be reliable and able to get to construction sites as scheduled
• be comfortable speaking to trades workers (primarily men) from diverse communities
•be comfortable working in trailers, lunch areas, or outdoor areas on active construction sites
• be willing and able to have regular communication with Intervention staff partner via e-mail or phone for last minute schedule changes
• will be able to administer Carbon Monoxide testing (smart technology) with people trying to quit smoking (training provided)

Training Requirements (all costs are covered):
• Complete of Training at Heights certification
• Complete Program Orientation webinar
• Complete 30 minute training on use of Carbon Monoxide testing unit
• Optional completion of 10 hr on-line Tobacco Control overview course

Time Commitment:
Approximately 15-20 hours per round.
Focused times of the year: June-July 2019 and Aug-October 2019




Contact

Linda Rodgers

613-723-1744

Ext: 3622

linda.rodgers@ontario.cancer.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
116 Albert Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G3

Details

Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing; Health Care; Counselling

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Benefits:
• Increase knowledge and experience in research based tobacco cessation approaches
• Free training and resources
• Strengthen public communication, organizational and health promotion skills
• Contribute to a key cancer risk reduction factor: tobacco cessation!

How will the organization benefit?
Quit the Smoke-break is a new smoking cessation partnership program between Canadian Cancer Society, EllisDon and Ottawa Public health. Reducing tobacco use is a top Mission priority of the CCS. The goals of this 4-year project are to:
o Create workplace environments that support smoking cessation
o Increase access to evidence-based quit smoking tools for smokers wanting to quit

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24

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