Debbie O

Mature, loving and compassionate with sparkling energy

Toronto, Ontario
Last seen over a week ago

3510/month

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I am a woman who has committed time over many years volunteering for seniors, mostly, including years of regular hospital visits to a wonderful woman until she passed from C-dificile. I would bring my violin sometimes, when appropriate, and end up with groups of patients so delighted to have lively music around them. I also volunteered at Baycrest for their Shabbat service each Friday for some years

.As a hospice volunteer since 2011, I gave hour or longer relaxation therapy sessions each week to those that elected my help, using my knowledge as a hypnotherapist to encourage people to gain profound relaxation, develop their ability to visualize and fantasize to fight their illness and change their state for the better on all levels-emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. This is work that has carried along to the present, where I now teach a method of childbirth preparation using self-hypnosis to expecting couples.

Being in a helping profession and/or capacity with others has been my goal for several years after finishing up with a lovely career as a concert violinist for over two decades. I loved being a musician but always felt that it was kind of selfish as I got so much more out of it than I felt others could possibly gain from hearing our concerts or CDs. I returned to college some years ago after ending my performing career and became an addictions- prevention and education counselor. Unfortunately for me, all entry level positions required 24/7 365 availability which i could not commit to. After a full year of searching for addictions work ( I did get some interviews, but was not a former addict- often a requirement for a job, and of course had no previous related experience outside of extensive internships) others that were already in the field got these more desirable jobs. I stopped looking for addictions counseling work. What I gained from all this was an extensive body of knowledge in psychology, human behavior and doing change-work with others, fulfilling my desire to be of service which has continued with the volunteer work I am currently doing. I am a Roots of Empathy volunteer, delivering a 30 minute anti-bullying program to a combined junior and senior kindergarten class each week at my granddaughter's school. She and my 2.5 year old grandson are the lights of my life!


Availability

I can work:

Start ASAP

Schedule TBD

Live out

Part-time

Long term

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Services

Personal care

Personal care


Mental health disability

Mental health disability


Transportation

Transportation


Companion

Companion


Respite

Respite


Hospice

Hospice


Responsibilities include:

Has own vehicle

Has own vehicle

Bathing

Bathing

Bowel care

Bowel care

Non-sterile simple dressings

Non-sterile simple dressings

Injections

Injections

Medication/blister packs

Medication/blister packs

Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Laundry

Laundry

Meal preparation

Meal preparation

Groceries

Groceries

Errands

Errands


Qualifications

Background check

Background check

Close to transit

Close to transit

Drivers license

Drivers license

CPR

CPR

First Aid

First Aid

I can speak:

English

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Training

The minimum education level I have is:

Completed university


Job Details

I can provide care:

In my home

In my home

Additional info:

Comfortable with family pets


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