Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
WHAT'S AN “OMBUDSMAN”? IT MEANS “ADVOCATE” -- IT COULD BE YOU!
Company: Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
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Location: 100 Main Medford, OR 97501
Project Details

A "Certified Ombudsman" is a volunteer advocate who defends the rights and promotes the wellbeing of residents living in long-term care facilities.

Volunteers are caring observers, listeners, communicators and problem-solvers who work to protect residents' rights and dignity, ensure quality care, and prevent neglect, abuse and other problems. They are trained to identify, investigate and resolve complaints of residents in nursing homes, assisted living or residential care facilities and adult foster homes.

The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman provides educational training and ongoing support to maximize the effectiveness of these volunteers. Their reward comes from knowing that they protect some of Oregon's most vulnerable citizens.

Volunteers enjoy a flexible 4 hours per week, for at least 1 year time commitment, gaining education and knowledge, and expanding their network. You must be at least 21 years old. Advocates need to be reliable, objective, perceptive, patient, compassionate, persistent and assertive when necessary. If this sounds like you, here is your chance to make a real difference!

Training is coming to Southern Oregon in August of 2018!

Contact us at 800-522-2602 or visit our website www.oregon.gov/ltco

General requirements
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible schedule - 4 hours a week
  • weekday availability during normal business hours
Category
Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
Seniors
Skills Area
Problem Solving
People Skills
Elder care
Verbal / Written Communication
Advocacy
Critical Thinking