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Chicago Methodist Senior Services

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Chicago Methodist Senior Services

Position Title: Therapeutic Pet Visitor

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary purpose of your position is to enhance the experience of daily living by providing residents with visits from vaccinated dogs that provide therapeutic companionship and entertainment.

TIME REQUIRED: Approximately 30 minutes to an hour or as schedule allows

LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: Sporadic visits are welcomed. Weekly or monthly commitments are preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Consistently promotes interactions and activity that reflect the Mission and Values of the organization while consistently demonstrating and ensuring person centered customer service.
  • Ability to control animal through verbal commands and/or hand signal and to physically restrain dog, if necessary, as well as an understanding of basic animal behavior.
  • Compliance and understanding of HIPAA laws.
  • Handler must present current vaccinations for the dog
  • Interest in serving seniors and compassion for this population
  • Experience working with elderly population is desirable, but not required

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Animals Health & Medicine Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1415 W. Foster Avenue2720 W. Foster Avenue5520 N. Paulina St.Chicago, IL 60640

(41.97597,-87.6654)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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