Lighthouse Guild
Lead a Discussion Group for Seniors in Buffalo!
Company: Lighthouse Guild
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Location: Buffalo, NY, 14209, US
Project Details

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization with a longstanding heritage of serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions. We help people of all ages who are at risk for, or are experiencing, vision loss. We provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness.

The Adult Day Health Care Program (GuildCare) provides healthcare and recreation for seniors with vision loss, multiple developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions. A volunteer is needed to serve as a Discussion Group Leader and lead seniors in intellectually stimulating or thought-provoking group conversations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the program director or designee the Discussion Group Leader will:

  • Research various topics for discussion and preparing necessary tools from various media to support the discussion, i.e., current events, sports, weather, entertainment, travel, etc.
  • Facilitate discussions that encourage thinking, understanding, learning and remembering.
  • Encourage discussion and participation from all participants within group.
  • Create a safe environment for communication.
  • Be willing to assist by escorting clients to and from sessions.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be engaging, personable, kind and dependable.
  • Must be able to communicate respect for and acceptance of clients and their feelings.
  • Ability to encourage a nonjudgmental collaborative relationship.
  • Prior experience facilitating discussion groups preferred but not required.
  • Bilingual Spanish or Russian/English preferred but not required.

    DETAILS OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:This is an on-going opportunity that begins upon approval by staff members. Candidates must be available Monday-Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm, except between 12:00pm-1:00pm, at least but not limited to one hour per week, plus any time required for planning and preparation. A health form and proof of immunizations must be completed by physician. All candidates must be tested for TB prior to volunteering. The attire during this position is business casual.

  • To express your interest in this opportunity, submit a resume to volunteer@lighthouseguild.org. Please include the days and hours you are available to serve. Please also include a telephone number for follow up! Direct all questions to The Volunteer Resources Department at (646) 874-8688.

    General requirements

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mon-Fri 9am-3pm except bw 12pm-1pm; 1+ hr/wk
  • Immunizations and health forms completed by Dr, TB testing required
  • Category
    People With Disabilities
    Seniors