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Peer Counselor

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Lyme Disease Resource Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 38 people are interested
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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."

Community
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

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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