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Aging and Disability Services

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Disability Advocate
Life is better when we make a new friend!

Can you adopt a granny and change a life? If you have just two hours per week you can be a part of this great multi-generational effort that will put you in touch with a wonderful local granny or grampy who needs a little extra help to remain living independently in their homes. What would you do? ... How about sorting through and organizing photos, doing a little shopping together, taking them to a medical appointment, or just reading a book, sorting mail, writing out cards or letters and chatting? If this sounds like something interesting to you, call today. You can set your own schedule and offer as much or as little time as your schedule permits but the rewards will be fabulous!

Or, if you have some time to devote, become a long-term care advocate.

Positions Open: Throughout Connecticut - Contact the Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman. Individuals who work, live in , or own a long-term care facility or who have members of their immediate family who work in a long term care facility are restricted from being volunteers in the Long Term Care Program.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Sensitivity to the elderly.
· Open-minded and non-judgmental - the ability to be fair and honest
  • Resourceful in coping with a variety of situations.
  • Perseverance - working on a problem until it is solved.
  • Tactful and diplomatic with staff residents and
  • Good listener - the ability to determine the true nature of the problem behind a complaint

Special Considerations of the Job:

  • Transportation to area nursing homes is essential (mileage costs are reimbursable)
  • Must complete training and certification requirements
  • Must attend ongoing monthly in-service training and supervisory meetings through the state.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.

Description

Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.
Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

New Haven, Hartford, New London, Norwich,New Britain, Bridgeport, Bristol, Wethersfield,Your Town!statewide, CT 06510

(41.30609,-72.92204)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, choose what works for you!
  • Special Considerations: •Transportation to area nursing homes is essential (mileage costs are reimbursable) •Must complete training and certification requirements •Must attend ongoing monthly in-service training and supervisory meetin

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