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Support Group Facilitator- Sault Ste Marie
Parkinson Canada

Not On Bus Route Wheelchair Accessible Free Parking Available

Urgency: High

Number of volunteers needed: 2

Minimum Age: 18

Work Location: Sault Ste. Marie

Police Check: Required

Reference Check: Required

Vehicle: Not Required

Smoking: Not Permitted

Language(s): English

Sector(s): Health

Work Type(s): Administration and General Office Assistance
Event Organization and Related Assistance

Duties: We are looking for a volunteer(s) to facilitate the monthly Living with Parkinson's Support Group in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This group meets the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. POSITION SUMMARY: To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease. Duties include: facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.

Skills Expected: QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset • Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s • Active listening and communication skills • Sensitivity and compassion • Ability to model respect for diversity • Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset

Training: Training will be provided

Car Required: No
Start Date: 04/01/2017
End Date: Ongoing
Time Commitment: 5 hours per month
for 1 years.
Time of Day: Afternoon
Day(s) Needed: Thursday
Season(s): Spring
Contact: Elisabeth Schoep
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: 4162279700
Email: elisabeth.schoep@parkinson.ca

4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316
Toronto, ON