Thank you for your interest in becoming an Ombudsman Associate!

Ombudsman Associates advocate for people receiving long-term care services and supports wherever they may live. Our Ombudsman Associates provide a wide range of services including visits to various Long-term Care settings, educating residents and family members about resident’s rights, involvement in resident councils and handle simple complainants with the consent of the resident.

 

In order to establish a regular presence in most homes, we expect our Associates to spend about 4 hours per month at times when it is convenient for the Associate. We also expect our Associates to submit the proper documentation to the Volunteer Coordinator within 5 business days.


We conduct conflict of interest screens so that we are able to remedy potential conflicts they may exist between Associates and Providers to the best of our ability. This will be done with the Volunteer Coordinator. 

We give Associates the tools needed to help them advocate through an initial 14- hour training. These trainings are held within 3-5 sessions (to account for any necessary make up). These sessions are offered at flexible times (weekdays, evenings, weekends) to accommodate potential candidates and their schedules. Then, the Ohio Department of Aging certifies Associates after a brief exam at the end of the training. Associates are also required to complete 6 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) annually. These CEUs will be provided by our program. 

In the form below, please fill out the questions to the best of your ability. Please contact Samantha Cummins, Volunteer Coordinator, if you have any questions or unable to complete the application. 

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* 1. Contact Information:

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* 2. What is the best time to contact you?

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* 3. Do you have a valid drivers license and insurance?

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* 4. How did you find out about our volunteer program?

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* 5. Why are you interested in volunteering in Long-Term Care?

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* 6. Education: 

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* 7. Current Employer:

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* 8. Current Job Title:

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* 9. Related Experience:

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* 10. Other Volunteer Experience:

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* 11. Related Skills:

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* 12. Reference #1

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* 13. Reference #2

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* 14. Reference #3

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* 15. Emergency Contact #1

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* 16. Emerency Contact #2

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* 17. Available Times for Training:

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* 18. What are some questions or concerns that you may have about the program? (Put N/A if you have no additional questions)

Once you submit the form, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator, Samantha Cummins, who will most likely follow up with you within 5 business days. She can be reached at 614-449-2478 or scummins@easterseals-cseohio.org. We appreicate your interest and we look forward to you joining our team!
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