Advocate for Residents Living in New Jersey Nursing Homes
98 people are interested
Volunteer Advocates 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, group and one-on-one discussion with the Regional Coordinator. Upon successful completion of training, Volunteer Advocates will be assigned to shadow more experienced Volunteer Advocates before they are assigned to a facility. Quarterly meetings provide topics of interest and an opportunity to network with peers.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
We'll work with your schedule.
StatewideOffice of Long-Term Care OmbudsmanStatewideTrenton, NJ 08625
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours a week; quarterly meetings