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Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

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KNOW THE SATISFACTION OF ADVOCATING FOR SENIORS WHO ARE UNABLE TO SPEAK UP FOR THEMSELVES.

Certified Ombudsman volunteers provide advocacy for residents living in local nursing homes, assisted living or residential care facilities, memory care centers, and adult care homes.

By contributing this free and confidential service to residents of long-term care facilities, you can enhance their quality of life in a very meaningful way. Identifying problems and resolving complaints protects residents' rights, dignity and wellbeing. It helps to prevent neglect, abuse and many other problems residents experience.

Duties:
Make regular visits at varying times to your assigned facility.

Identify and investigate problems and resolve complaints made by or for facility residents.

Report electronically on your activities and advocacy.

Participate in ongoing support meetings and follow-up training.

Requirements:
- Submission of an application including personal references
- Minimum age of 21.
- Commit to at least 4-hours a week of service for one year - flexible schedule
- Regular attendance at a monthly two-hour support meeting held locally
- Pass a background check and personal interview

This is a volunteer opportunity for people interested in advocacy, problem solving, conflict resolution and humanitarian outreach. Among the abilities and traits that are useful to Certified Ombudsmen are: effective communication and people skills; good observation, listening and problem-solving skills; patience, objectivity, dependability, assertiveness, perseverance, compassion and empathy. The rewards for this service include the gratitude of facility residents and their families and the personal satisfaction that comes from knowing what a difference your advocacy makes for people at a very vulnerable time in their lives.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Douglas CountyRoseburg, OR 97471

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Problem Solving
  • Elder care
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-hours per week - 1 year minimum
  • Report monthly on your activities and advocacy. Participate in ongoing support meetings.

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