Help Seniors with Visual Impairment as a Program Assistant!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2 Clara Barton Drive Suite 118Albany, NY 12208

Summer student assists senior

About

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization with a longstanding heritage of serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions. We help people of all ages who are at risk for, or are experiencing, vision loss. We provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness.

The Adult Day Health Care Program (GuildCare), which provides healthcare and recreation for multicultural seniors with vision loss, multiple developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions, is looking for a volunteer to support all aspects of the general operations of this Program.

Schedule: Mon-Sat 8am-4pm: 4-5 hrs/days, at least 2 days/week

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the program director or designee the Community Volunteer will:

  1. Greet clients and direct them to daily activities.

  2. Serve as a human guide/escort within the building and on field trips when necessary.

  3. Assist with daily recreational programs as needed.

  4. Help maintain an orderly and welcoming place for clients.

  5. Assist with food preparation and service (breakfast, lunch).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Excellent verbal communication skills, as well as customer service skills, required.

  2. Must be comfortable working with people who are visually impaired and developmentally disabled.

  3. Must be mature, reliable, courteous, have good judgment and be professional.

  4. The ability to understand and follow instructions/directions is required.

  5. Must be organized and able to work in an environment with priority changes.

  6. Able to work independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team.

  7. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required.


Skills

  • Special Needs
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mon-Sat 8am-4pm: 4-5 hrs/days, 2 days/week
  • Health forms and proof of immunizations must be completed by Dr, must be tested for TB

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