Volunteer Advocate in New Jersey Nursing Homes


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

StatewideOffice of Ombudsman for Institutionalized ElderlyStatewideTrenton, NJ 08625


About

Volunteer Avocates are assigned to visit residents in a long term care facility close to their home 4 hours weekly to: Maintain a non-adversarial presence in the facility; Respond to concerns and complaints which are resolved through communication with the facility's administrative staff; Educate and inform residents, family members and staff about residents' rights and Ombudsman services; Empower residents to advocate on their own behalf by exercising their rights; Advocate for the rights of residents who cannot advocate for themselves; Refer instances of abuse or neglect for investigation to the Ombudsman's Office. 32 Hours of training and on-going support is provided by Ombudsman staff. Training consists of self-study and one -on-one discussion with the Regional Coordinator as well as shadowing an experienced Volunteer Advocate as a buddy. Quarterly meetings provide topics of interest and an opportunity to network with peers.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a week; quarterly meetings
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