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Pet Therapy Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Kindred Hospice Orlando

  • 1 person is interested

DESCRIPTION

The Pet Therapy Volunteer serves as an additional support to patients, families and caregivers by making
friendly visits with his/ her certified therapy animal. Visits may occur in the patient’s home or in a
professional care setting (subject to the rules of the facility). Both the Volunteer and the certified
therapy animal provide comfort, companionship and a welcome distraction from the illness. All care
provided by the Pet Therapy Volunteer is outlined in the Volunteer Care Plan and agreed upon by the
Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

QUALIFICATIONS

PET: The majority of animals serving in this capacity will be a dog. The dog must be certified/ registered
by an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized therapy dog organization
(http://www.akc.org/events/title-recognition-program/therapy/organizations/). Other certified/
registered therapy animals will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. All required vaccinations must be
up to date and copies of the vaccinations/ medical evaluation must be maintained in the Volunteer’s
Personnel File; required vaccines include Rabies and Distemper. A copy of the current certification/
registration, in addition to the liability insurance coverage, must also be maintained.

VOLUNTEER:

The Pet Therapy Volunteer must have an understanding of Hospice Philosophy and possess
the ability to actively listen and communicative compassionately with patients, families and caregivers.
He/ she must always accompany the certified therapy animal on visits; it is not acceptable for another
handler to accompany the animal. He/ she must have access to reliable transportation. Additionally,
he/ she must:
1. Be at least 18 years of age
2. Satisfactorily complete all requirements to serve as a Direct Care Volunteer (a copy of the Direct
Care Volunteer Job Description must be signed and maintained in the Volunteer Personnel File in
addition to the Pet Therapy Volunteer Job Description)
3. Successfully complete the Direct Care Volunteer Orientation

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About Kindred Hospice Orlando

Location:

4776 New Broad St., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32814, US

Mission Statement

To provide compassionate care and extraordinary service to the patients and the families we serve.

Description

Kindred at Home is a family of personal home care, community care, home health, palliative, and hospice providers.

Our Vision

To be the best in class provider of clinically innovative healthcare services in the home.

Our Values

  • Be authentic
  • Show compassion
  • Embrace accountability
  • Champion successes-big and small
  • Innovate for the future

The hospice care providers in the Kindred at Home family are committed to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and extraordinary service when life matters most. With national resources and support structure for quality outcomes, our network of care providers includes:

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4776 New Broad StreetSuite 200Orlando, FL 32814

(28.56591,-81.32812)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 - 8 hours per week

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