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ORGANIZATION: Lyme Disease Resource Center

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a path to wellness

Currently, our physical office is closed to the public due to the pandemic. This opportunity can be performed virtually, but the volunteer must be within commuting distance of Northampton MA 01060. Anyone entering our physical office must follow LDRC policies and procedures for the safety of all.

Ideal candidates will have commitment, savvy diplomatic skills, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of people affected by Lyme and tick borne illness.

PEER COUNSELOR
Training Provided

DUTIES:
Conduct one-on-one support meetings developing strategies and sharing resources for living well. Generate client information on LDRC intake form. Conduct assessments and provide feedback to the client, and the care partner/family. Commit to one year of service.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have experienced some form of Tick-Borne Illness. Empathetic listener who motivates clients to take action. Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills. Comfortable reading databases. Familiarity with Zoom, Microsoft Office and Google products. Exhibit a high degree of ethics and integrity in dealing with personal data.

A top-notch peer support counselor should be able to easily identify warning signs in clients and provide effective interventions and emotional support.

Ability to research and identify new resources a plus!

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About Lyme Disease Resource Center

Location:

243 King Street, Suite 248, Northampton, MA 01060, US

Mission Statement

Lyme Disease Resource Center, Inc. is an all-volunteer community-based 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2013.  All of our services are FREE! Our Mission is to be a peer guided, supportive and safe place for those living with Lyme Disease and their care partners, sharing strategies and resources for living well.

Description

Lyme Disease Resource Center, Inc. is a non-profit community-based 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2013

Our Vision is:

"...to provide clients their families and care partners with tick-borne disease a place to find guidance and emotional support on a path to wellness"

"...to educate the community by providing: material, forums and workshops on the issues surrounding tick-borne disease."

"...to advocate for better education, knowledge, treatment and awareness of tick-borne diseases."

"...to connect tick-borne disease support and educational groups across Massachusetts and beyond."

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Community, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

243 King Street Suite 248Northampton, MA 01060

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Data Entry
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per shift, currently all virtual via phone, Zoom, and Google Meet. Text and email offered as optional communication at client request.
  • Knowledge of Lyme Disease and Tick borne illness

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