Distress Line Operator
(Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe, Orillia)
|Comments||Board member duties are various. One meeting per month. Flexible|
|Contact||Jude Bossert, Telecare of Greater Simcoe; Phone: 705-327-2383; Fax: 705-327-2383; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Telecare of Greater Simcoe is looking for caring and compassionate people to answer our 24 hour distress lines. |
The service is anonymous and confidential and referrals are provided as necessary.
Training is provided.
All that is required is a non judgmental attitude, an empathetic nature and a desire to help.
|More Info Link||www.telecaredistressline.com|
|Benefits||This is an opportunity to enhance listening and responsive skills while supporting individuals who are experiencing life concerns. Comprehensive training in community services, effective listening skills.|
|Clients||Marginalized, lonely or isolated people often struggling with mental/emotional health, abuse, addictions, dementia, aging, financial or other issues.|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+)|
|Areas of Interest||Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Marketing & Promotions|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Listening Skills ; Caring & supportive, understanding and compassionate. Able to respond to the needs and concerns of all ages. |
One need only be able to protect the confidentiality of our callers and be able to respond in an empathetic and nonjudgmental manner in order to make a difference.
|Commitment Length||Short Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; 6 months to 1 year. various opportunities available|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group ; Distress operator- One on one. Board member- various interaction levels|
|Minimum Hours||4 / Week|
|Dates and Times||7 days per week 24 hours per day. Various times and dates|
|Seasons||Year Round ; Year Round|
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible ; Call Center is fully accessable and located in a secure 24 hour site with parking in Orillia|
|Location||170 Colborne St W Orillia|
|Number of Positions||Orillia: 24 individual(s) |
24 individual(s) needed in total.
Volunteers needed in all communities of Simcoe County for general outreach, fundraising, marketing, needs assessments. The call center is located in Orillia
|Training||Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going - self-directed ; Training classes held twice per year. Volunteer application available at www.telecaredistressline.com|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Car required ; Own transportation is required|
|Cost||Police check free to volunteers within vulnerable sectors. Please contact you local police department for further information|
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|Organization Name||Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe, Orillia|
|Office Phone||Business office 705-327-2383 * AA information Line 705-725-8682|
|Address & Map|
Telecare Business Office
170 Colborne St W
Orillia, ON L3V 2Z3
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