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Parent Aide

Volunteer Position Description

Description & Expectations:
  • Provide support, friendship and encouragement to an isolated parent
  • Provide role modeling to enhance parenting and child management skills
  • Help reduce the isolation felt by parent by connecting them to community resources
  • Meet with the parent(s) on a regular weekly basis
  • Make contact with the worker(s) as required
Supervised By:
  • Social Worker 
Qualifications Required:
  • Good interpersonal skills, effective listener
  • Resourcefulness and a good understanding of available community resources
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • An understanding of anti-oppression practices and willingness to embrace these practices
  • Reliability
Time Required:
  • 2 – 3 hours weekly 
  • Minimum one year commitment
Training Provided:
  • Basic Orientation – mandatory
  • Annual workshop
  • Support and training meetings
  • Opportunity to work directly with clients
  • Opportunity to build knowledge of community resources