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Youth Advisory Council

Background
 
At Eastern Health, we strive to constantly improve the care our clients receive. Our priority is client- and family-centred care (CFCC) consisting of health care that is respectful, compassionate and focuses on the client and family needs, values and beliefs. 
 
The Janeway Children’s Rehabilitation Centre is the pediatric tertiary care centre for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our aim is to ensure children and families are recognized as a valuable member of their health-care team. 

We’re in the process of establishing a Youth Advisory Council. 
 
Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
 
We are seeking volunteers to become youth advisory council (YAC) members. The purpose of this council is to help improve the quality of care of children’s health services by engage engaging youth familiar with health-care services delivered at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. The Youth Advisory Council will give youth an active voice regarding health-care services delivered at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, empower youth as valued contributors in decision making to improve the patient experience, and influence positive change to benefit youth and their supporters.
 
Roles and responsibilities of a Youth Advisory Council member with the Children and Women’s Health Program:
  • Commit to a one year minimum participation
  • Participate in six (6) to eight (8) meetings per year
  • Be respectful and honest
  • Have an open mind and a positive attitude
  • Be innovative and learn from mistakes
  • Have fun with purpose
The successful candidate must be:
  • between the ages of 12-18; and
  • a person who has experience with the services offered at Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre either as a patient (inpatient, day-patient or outpatient) or as a sibling of a frequent patient.
  • Note that efforts will be made to reflect the diversity of the patient population (with respect to culture, gender, age, medical background, patient experiences and location of residence). 
Apply now!
 
If you feel you meet these criteria and are interested in becoming a youth  advisor with the Children and Women’s Health Program – Children's Health Services, please visit How to Apply – Client and Family Advisors*. 
 
*Please note this form outlines participants should be above the age of 14. Given the role and nature of this specific Youth Advisory Council, we are recruiting for advisors between the ages of 12-18. Parental/guardian consent to participate is required in this age group. 
 
If selected for next recruitment phase, two references, a certificate of conduct and an interview will be required before advisors are appointed to a council. Completed applications should be forwarded to:
 
Lesley Derraugh, Volunteer Resources
300 Prince Philip Drive, Room2J610 
St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V6
 
Questions?
 
Please contact our Client- and Family-Centred Care (CFCC) Office by telephone at 709-777-6777 or email at client.familyadvisors@easternhealth.ca

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Updated Nov 16, 2020