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What does being a Community Ambassador mean?
A Community Ambassador's purpose is to develop relational support networks throughout Cochrane that:
- enable neighbors to support neighbours
- connect people with the resources and support of the community
- connect community members with emergency support in time of need
- launch the people of Cochrane and area into service
Ambassadors are accountable to their respective Coordinator.
- Establish and maintain personal contact (by phone) with the people/homes within assigned scope of influence (after initial contact we recommend x times/week).
- Assess and record the needs and/or available assets of each home in the central database.
- Maintain confidentiality by gathering and protecting information in conformity with FOIP.
- Give extra support to vulnerable homes (i.e. seniors, immune-compromised, those without local personal support).
- Respond to or refer the requests of community members as they arise.
- When appropriate/requested, offer basic spiritual care as you are able (i.e. prayer and encouragement).
- Make observations/recommendations to leadership on emerging trends and needs.
- Collaborate with leadership by maintaining channels of communication and participating in ongoing training.
- Access to phone and internet.
- Compassionate heart for people.
- Available to communicate with and serve people for an indeterminate amount of time in conditions that cannot be fully anticipated at this time.
- Flexibility and willingness to troubleshoot and respond creatively to emerging needs.
- Collaborative attitude that works within the boundaries outlined by the Initiative.
- In a state of physical and emotional health.
Substantial time spent with people (some of whom may be in a state of anxiousness or distress) requiring a high degree of emotional energy and mental alertness.