Peer - Youth Social Program


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Position ID: V-OSH0972 Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 Last Full Update: 02 Nov 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactMichele Finney, Volunteer Services, FOOTPRINTS; Phone: 905-420-0388 ext 2; Email:
DutiesSpend time with a young person one-to-one * play games, do crafts * have meaningful, fun and safe experience with your buddy with the guidance of a qualified supervisor
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BenefitsFoster inclusion * provide period of relief for families and caregivers
ClientsYouth (aged 14-21) diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ages14 year(s) - 25 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForYouth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Parenting / Foster Care Support ; Social Media
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2.5 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (3:45 pm-6:15 pm, Whitby)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationWhitby Library, 405 Dundas St W, Whitby * Pickering Public Library, 1 The Esplanade, Pickering
Number of PositionsPickering ; Whitby 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Introduction to Autism ; Training is provided - First Aid/CPR ; Training is required - Job shadow ; Training on the job - Behavioural Management Systems Training ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements18+ Vulnerable Sector police check * those 18 and over, two references * volunteer contract
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Start DateOn or after 01 Jan 2019
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Organization NameFOOTPRINTS 4 Autism
Office PhoneOffice: 905-420-0388
Address & Map
Dunbarton-Fairport United Church; 1066 Dunbarton Rd
Pickering, ON
Canada L1V 1G8
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