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Supervised Access Visit Monitor

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Organization: Family Services à la famille Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Weekends

Language Preference: All languages

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jul 31, 2021

Description

The Supervised Access Program is a province wide program, set up and funded through the Office of the Ontario Attorney General. Supervised Access Centers offer a safe, neutral and child-focused setting where visits and exchanges between children and non-custodial parents can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers.
Our volunteers:
- Supervise visits between non-custodial parents and child(ren),
- Work closely with staff to ensure the safety and comfort of the child(ren) for the duration of the visit,
- Redirect/intervene when visit guidelines are broken,
- Record detailed observation notes that provide factual information about each visit.

We are looking for individuals who:
- Have experience working with children and families from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds,
- Are aware of their own biases, emotions, and beliefs,
- Are reliable, empathetic, attentive to detail, and diplomatic,
- Are able to set boundaries and maintain client confidentiality,
- Can recognize and respond effectively to situations where the safety and well-being of children, parents, staff, volunteers, and the wider community could be at risk,
- Are available week-ends and can commit to one year of service,
- Speak fluent English or French; ability to speak other languages is a bonus!

We are always recruiting volunteers and would love to have you attend our next training session!

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information. Volunteers@familyservicesottawa.org or (613) 725-3601 ext. 128.

Contact

Jess

613-725-3601

Ext: 128

volunteers@familyservicesottawa.org

Volunteer Opportunity Address
312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa ON

Details

Good for people interested in: Counselling; Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
We provide our volunteers with:
- Valuable experience in the social service sector,
- Unique and varied training opportunities,
- References for volunteers who have completed more than forty hours of service,
- Additional hours for students completing post-secondary co-op placements or other program requirements.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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