Volunteer pet therapist needed to visit inpatient children, adolescents and senior adults in safe behavioral health setting. Flexible times; small time commitment with big impact.
Our patients, who are 5 to 18 yrs old and 55+, would benefit from therapeutic visits from a pet and its therapist. Our Clinical Director agrees having a pet visit would be reduce anxiety and be a special event our residents would look forward to. Therapist could travel thru facility visiting with residents individually or in small groups. The therapist would have a staff person with them at all times and all residence halls are well staffed. Areas of high acuity (behavior) would be avoided.
A pet therapist could visit weekly or monthly, but regular visits would be great. Times are flexible, probably a 1-2 hour commitment.
Again, we aren’t a charitable organization. But funds don’t stretch to this type of therapy and it would be make a HUGE difference to our residents.
Contact Lisa Killion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-800-4398.
Strategic Behavioral Health
3200 Waterfield Dr.
Garner, NC 27529