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Wilshire Community Services

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Are you interested in becoming a Senior Peer Counselor in San Luis Obispo County? You can now TRAIN ONLINE* instead of in-person. Wilshire Community Services trains volunteers age 55+ to provide free supportive counseling to seniors. Peer Counselors offer skilled listening and guidance to help older adults navigate the ups and downs of aging. Counselors are trained to provide quality services that have been shown to improve the quality of life of older adults and support their independence as they face various life circumstances.

Volunteers benefit from a free specialized advanced seminar series, mileage reimbursement, weekly professional supervision, on-going training opportunities, and enjoy camaraderie with fellow Counselors in San Luis Obispo County.

*Due to COVID, our training is now online instead of in-person instruction. This is a great time to start the process, as we normally only hold 2 trainings a year (in the fall and in the spring). There is a workbook in addition to the online presentation. Don’t miss this great opportunity for virtual training from the comfort of your home.*

Information: Jennifer Kaplan 805-547-7025 x 2216 or jkaplan@wilshirehcs.org

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About Wilshire Community Services

Location:

285 South Street Suite J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, US

Mission Statement

Wilshire Community Services promotes positive community connections through friendship, counseling, and mediation.

Description

Wilshire Community Services supports individuals and families throughout San Luis Obispo County who are facing challenging circumstances and difficult life transitions. Together, Wilshire Community Services' three primary organizations - Caring Callers, Senior Peer Counseling and Creative Mediation - provide possibilities for healing, connection, resolution and renewal. Our work is always compassionate, safe and confidential. Through our unique combination of programs and services, Wilshire Community Services' clients experience the benefits of new connections and strong relationships, trusted listening through life's ups and downs, and a forum to resolve conflict by having the difficult conversations that matter most. The impact of our work is measured by the positive life changes each of our clients experiences.

Wilshire Community Services is a non-profit division of Wilshire Health & Community Services.

Crisis Support
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

285 South Street, Suite JSan Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo, CA 93401

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Bereavement Support
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 3 hours per week

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