24/7 telephone-based emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. We also provide voice, chat, and text suicide prevention through our partnership in the Canada Suicide Prevention Service. Programs include outbound calls to seniors who are are lonely, isolated, face major health challenges, etc. In addition, our Traumatic Loss Survivor Support Program provides face-to-face support to people who have lost a family member or friend to suicide or homicide. Programs are delivered by volunteers after extensive training. Volunteers are trained, supervised, and supported by professional staff.
Recruiting for: 1. 408-HELP Line: 24/7 emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention. 2. Traumatic Loss Survivor Support Program: face-to-face support to people who have lost a family member or friend to suicide or homicide
Skills: Attentive listening; ability to convey empathy; emotional maturity; calmness; good judgement; non-judgemental attitude; patience; reliability; acceptance of diversity. Applicants must also have very good verbal English skills (speaking and comprehension).
Programs: Emergency communications, firefighting, medicine, nursing, paramedics, policing, psychology, social work and teaching would be among the most relevant, but applicants from all disciplines are very welcome.
Number of positions: Unlimited
Where positions are posted: Our website: www.torontodistresscentre.com
Application method: Complete application on Distress Centres website.
How to prepare: Bring questions!