Wig + Headwear Consultant

POSITION: Volunteer Wig and Headwear Consultant
SUPERVISOR: Comfort + Wellbeing Manager
Lewiston or South Portland, Maine

Purpose of Position:

The volunteer in this role will provide a personalized and comprehensive wig consult to individuals coping with hair loss or hair interruption due to cancer treatment. The goal of the consult is to provide the client a wig that works for them and care and acclimation instruction resulting in a prepared and successful wig wearing experience.

Commitment: Standard 4-6 hours per week

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Measurement process to determine size
  • Supporting client in choosing the best cut, color, size, style of wig available
  • Managing wig inventory and the process for this program

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A licensed or retired hair stylist is ideal although not a must, will train a good fit individual
  • Knowledge of hair loss issues or working with patients in a professional setting would be preferred
  • The ability to offer a caring approach and comfortable supporting a person in distress
  • Strong compassionate communication skills

Physical Requirements:

The ability to stand for 3-4 hours per shift.  Reaching.  The ability to lift containers weighing twenty pounds.

General Requirements:

  • Must attend Dempsey Center Culture Training
  • Maintains professional behavior, dress and appearance at all times while volunteering
  • Must use discretion and protect the confidentiality of all Dempsey Center clients.; HIPAA-specific training will be provided
  • Must complete background check
  • Must comply with Dempsey Center vaccination policies