YoloCares Senior Peer Counseling Program

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Yolo Hospice/YoloCares/Citizens Who Care

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Have you shared your life experiences to help others? Are you someone who is 55+ and looking to help others of a similar age? If so, we want your expertise as aging can be challenging even for individuals with the biggest support systems. At YoloCares the Senior Peer Counseling (SPC) Program works to ensure that no one 60 years old or older will have to navigate those challenges alone.

PURPOSE:
Senior Peer Counseling is a program that commits to serving older adults and caregivers in Yolo County by providing one-on-one peer support for one hour weekly. Our Senior Peer Counselors act as mentors, advocates, and expert listeners. SPCs use their own life experiences as an avenue to help others cope with their own challenges.

LOCATION:
Locations may vary depending on where your client lives, we serve Yolo County which includes Woodland, Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Esparto, Clarksburg, Dunnigan, Madison, Brooks, and Monument Hills.

Reports to Norriell Richards, Senior Peer Counseling Program Coordinator.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide practical and emotional support to peers who are having difficulty coping with life challenges.
- Attend one supervision meeting, and one education meeting each month.
- Track monthly volunteer hours and client contacts each month.

TIME COMMITMENT:
one-hour a week based upon your availability

QUALIFICATIONS:
- 55+ or older
- Provide own transportation or use public transportation.
- A valid driver's license or personal identification.
- Proof of Negative TB test, Flu Shot, COVID- 19 vaccine, and other immunizations.

SUPPORT:
SPCs are given training to best support their clients and are required to do brief documentation per visit. The Senior Peer Counselors are supported by a Gerontologist who helps guide the volunteer counselors in their work.

DRESS CODE:
Business Casual/ Casual

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About Yolo Hospice/YoloCares/Citizens Who Care

Location:

1909 Galileo Court, Ste A, Davis, CA 95618, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide expert and compassionate hospice care, community bereavement support, and end-of-life education to all people in our culturally diverse community.

Description

The Yolo Hospice team of professionals helps people fully live the final days of their lives by focusing on the whole person, body-mind-spirit. Providing clinically expert care, delivered in a spirit of loving service, we emphasize comfort through pain control and sophisticated symptom relief. As the first hospice in our area, we have provided not-for-profit hospice care to Yolo, Solano, and parts of Sacramento, Sutter and Colusa counties since 1979.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1909 Galileo Court Suite ADavis, CA 95618

(38.54232,-121.72912)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • one-hour a week based upon your availability

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