Become a Hospice Support Outreach and Facility Activity (SOFA) Volunteer!
ORGANIZATION: Traditions Health of Biloxi
Please visit the new page to apply.
The Support Outreach and Facility Activity (SOFA) Volunteer fills a crucial need in helping to support activities and services for the patient and family. They develop and pick up community resources to deliver to patient homes and may also assist marketing personnel with outreach and activities at assisted living facilities and long-term care centers (e.g., BINGO, Farmer’s Market, Musical Pool Noodles, etc.). These events are meant to engage residents in recreational activities and serve to support the Hospice program and residents in Hospice care. Working in a healthcare setting, there is strict adherence to confidentiality/HIPAA. Ongoing training is provided.
Expect a rigorous background (fingerprints required) application process, physical and drug test, and training required for healthcare settings. But ask yourself, "Would I want anything less for my family member, with a volunteer in my home or with vulnerable loved ones?"
Ability to present a professional and upbeat demeanor with all community and facility interactions since the volunteer represents Traditions Health Hospice.
Provide compassionate interactions with patient/family.
Promote positive, supportive, respectful communication to patient/family and staff members.
Be comfortable working in an environment which promotes respect for patient, privacy and property.
Must be comfortable serving diverse groups and cultures.
Must have an outgoing personality.Must be able to communicate with administrative and clinical staff.
Must be able and comfortable serving diverse groups and cultures.
- Expect a rigorous background (fingerprints required) application process physical and drug test, and training required for healthcare settings. But ask yourself, "Would I want anything less for my family member, with a volunteer in my home or with vulnerable loved ones?"
Did you know that volunteers are required for hospice programs by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and that they play a crucial role as part of a hospice care team? Are you ready to become part of our team? Contact us for more information about how you can make a difference to the patients and families we serve. Traditions Health Hospice is waiting to hear from you!
Jenny Johnstone-Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
About Traditions Health of Biloxi
22B Doctor's Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, US
The mission of Traditions Health is to promote health and independence in the patients we serve, to attract and retain exceptional healthcare professionals and to conduct our business with compassion and integrity.
Awarded Home Health Accreditation from The Joint Commission, Traditions Health provides Home Health and Hospice Services.
Our goal is to help patients have the best quality of life possible surrounded by the people they love. Our healthcare professionals are there when patients need us, providing the care they need in the place they want to be - home.
3704 Bienville BlvdSuite A-3Ocean SpringsOcean Springs, MS 39564
October 11, 2023
- Community Outreach
- Resource Development / Management
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Public Speaking
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible Schedule and locations. We are in ten counties, but are focusing on Harrison, Jackson and Hancock counties, with a time commitment of 2 to 4 hours per week. Three-hour Orientation required. Training provided and ongoing.
- The SOFA volunteer should have an outgoing personality and enjoy working with seniors in a healthcare setting. This position may work alongside the marketing team and can be a lot of fun for the right volunteer. Ongoing training provided.