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• Establish and maintain personal contact, by phone, with community members as assigned • Develop a connection with individuals who report feeling isolated/lonely/disconnected • Possess a general knowledge or willingness to research resources and supports available in Medicine Hat • Complete and record the Well-Being Screener questions monthly and record referrals, report to supervisor monthly • Follow procedures and training manual for reporting hours, referrals, and surveys • Respond to requests as they arise and offer encouragement as you are able • Review and understand training package; this is a crisis prevention role and volunteers are not expected to handle emergency or crisis-situations • Complete online training in: FOIP policies and Mental Health 101 (see resource section) • Ensure that all information disclosed is kept confidential (sign Oath of Confidentiality)
• Must have access to a telephone (required) • Knowledge: awareness and sensitivity of diverse cultures and various age groups (preferred) • Must live (or have lived) in Medicine Hat and surrounding area
• Strong listening skills, verbal and written communication, attention to detail, relationship development • Friendly, compassionate, understanding • Must have access to a telephone (required)
• To support members of the community with regular phone calls to combat social isolation. • To develop relational support networks throughout Medicine Hat and Area that connect people with the resources and support of the community during a time of need. • To feel a stronger sense of belonging and connection in your community.