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ORGANIZATION: Lighthouse Guild

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The Adult Day Health Care Program (GuildCare) provides healthcare and recreation for multicultural seniors with vision loss as well as chronic medical conditions. Animal-Assisted team(s) are needed to share visiting animals in a way that promotes healing and improves the quality of life clients in our Adult Day Health Care Program.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Interact with clients and staff and staff while continuously interpreting situations to gauge the appropriateness of their pet’s participation and interaction.
2. Carefully monitor and manage the pet’s participation/interaction to ensure the safety and well-being of both humans and animals.
3. Encourage people to talk and share their feelings and experiences while interacting with the animal and promoting a human/companion animal bond.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Ability to control animal through verbal commands and/or hand signals and to physically restrain.
2. Ability and willingness to deal tactfully, courteously, and patiently with a diverse target audience.
3. Must enjoy interacting with individuals who may be elderly; disabled; physically and/or mentally ill or impaired; and/or socially disadvantaged.
4. Must be able to interpret animal’s behavior, disposition, and warning signals.
5. Registration as a pet partner team required.

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About Lighthouse Guild

Location:

250 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023, US

Mission Statement

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss through coordinated vision and health services. With Lighthouse Guild, people who are at risk for, or affected by vision loss have access to all the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives. We provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness.

Description

Lighthouse Guild was officially formed in December 2013 when Jewish Guild Healthcare and Lighthouse International merged, to become the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization. Drawing on more than 200 years of combined service, with histories dating back to 1914 and 1905, respectively, Lighthouse Guild’s experience is unmatched.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
People with Disabilities
Animals, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

250 West 64th StreetNew York, NY 10023

(40.77446,-73.98771)
 

SKILLS

  • Pediatrics

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • This is an ongoing opportunity that begins upon approval by staff members. Candidates must be available Monday-Saturday from 9:00am -3:00pm, at least but not limited to one hour per week, plus any time required for planning and preparation.
  • As Volunteer in GuildCare you will be require to a Health Assessment since you are working with patients.

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