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Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Oregon Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman


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Published 2 months ago

Recurring
A few hours per month

Special Note: Due to the Coronavirus, volunteers are not visiting long-term care facilities at this time. As they are able, they are responding by phone. Our scheduled trainings have also been postponed. Even so, we are still accepting applications as we know that when this crisis is over, Certified Ombudsmen will be needed more than ever.

Certified Ombudsman volunteers advocate for the rights, dignity, and quality of life of adults in nursing homes, residential care and assisted living facilities, and adult foster care homes. Everything they do is free and confidential. Backed by a professional staff, they visit licensed facilities, get to know residents, investigate complaints (from residents, family, friends, facility staff, the public, anyone), watch and listen for problems and, with the resident’s approval, work to resolve them. They inform residents of their rights, educate facility staff, family members, and the community about resident rights and care concerns.

Volunteers enjoy:

  • a flexible schedule
  • a meaningful, challenging role
  • an opportunity to make an impact

Eligibility:

  • over 21 years and can pass a background check
  • available at least 16 hours a month including weekdays
  • can attend 5-day training (usually local)
  • can attend monthly team meetings

Special Note: Due to the Coronavirus, volunteers are not visiting long-term care facilities at this time. As they are able, they are responding by phone. Our scheduled trainings have also been postponed. Even so, we are still accepting…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

Location

Roseburg, OR

How to Apply

Submit an application on-line, via email or fax. Applications can be found on the website or by sending an email to natascha.cronin@oregon.gov.

Participate in on on-line virtual webinar on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Visit our website to sign up!

Call the office at 971-600-6149 for more information or apply online by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/bzEMqi6QQPsmymSP6

Submit an application on-line, via email or fax. Applications can be found on the website or by sending an email to natascha.cronin@oregon.gov.

Participate in on on-line virtual…

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