Ombudsman Volunteer - White Mountains

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Area Agency on Aging NACOG

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The Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman provides to protect the human and civil rights of State Licensed Long Term Care residents though Advocacy, Investigation and Mediation. Our authority comes from both Federal and State mandates It requires confidentiality, the ability to listen and work effectively with both the resident, family members, care givers and facility management.

The Ombudsman Volunteer will obtain the same background application, training, testing and certification as a staff Ombudsman and works under the direction of either the area staff Ombudsman or the Regional Ombudsman. The minimum requirement for training is 20 hours, plus a testing process. There is also a continual training requirement and minimum volunteer hours (8 hours a month). Volunteer Ombudsman need to be able to either articulate or have computer communication skills as well as reliable transportation.

Volunteer Ombudsman can either be assigned a State licensed assisted living/skilled nursing facility or work a specific geographical area. We also encourage our volunteer Ombudsman to be part of the agency's conference.

This is a very meaningful volunteer opportunity that provides both a sense of accomplishment and knowledge of senior resources. This is a great opportunity for folks with a wide variety of life skills and experiences. We have homemakers to retired attorneys within our volunteer ombudsman staff. All of which share experiences at our regional staff meetings.

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Advocacy & Human Rights Health & Medicine Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1801 W. Duce of Clubs,Suite 220Show Low, AZ 85901

(34.23783,-110.06128)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Elder care
  • Case Work / Management
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month

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