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Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

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The Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator Program is updating its paper documentation system and is looking for someone interested in researching and setting up a records management system as well as retention schedules and processes. This opportunity will entail some training on probate and court procedures as well as guardian and conservatorships. Supervised by an experienced, retired attorney.

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About Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Location:

3855 Wolverine NE, Suite 6, Salem, OR 97305, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to enhance the quality of life, improve the level of care, protect the individual's rights and promote the dignity of each Oregon citizen residing in a long-term care facility. The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an independent state agency that serves residents living in nursing homes, assisted living communities, and adult care homes. Check out our video: https://spark.adobe.com/video/OWtoSfT57fd2Z

Description

Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen ( om·buds·men / ˈȯm-, -bədz-, -ˌmen) work as a team to advocate for the rights and dignity of residents who are elderly and disabled living in long-term care facilities. Ombudsmen are the voice of the consumer and work to make the system responsive to individual needs and wishes. Ombudsman investigate and resolve problems collegially until resident concerns have been resolved.

There are many facilities in need of a volunteer to advocate for residents living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster homes. Residents have no one to watch out for them or speak up when things go wrong: call lights go unanswered, meals arrive cold or medications are given incorrectly.

Volunteers enjoy a flexible schedule, seeing the difference they make for the resident, local training and support, an opportunity to expand learning and meet like-minded people. You don’t have to be an expert-you just have to care. Great training and a team environment come with the job. Make a difference today as a volunteer Ombudsman.

Learning more is easy! Join our on-line open house monthly. Visit our website link below to sign up. Or call, 800-522-2602 and ask about volunteering today.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Emergency & Safety
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3855 Wolverine St NESalem, OR 97305

(44.95871,-122.98489)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible schedule but must be able to work in the office a minimum of 4 hours per week. Additional hours available. Good opportunity for student or intern.

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