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Volunteer Peer Counselors

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Merakey Delaware County

  • 81 people are interested

Are you a good listener and 60 or older? Are you compassionate? Do you like helping others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Peer Counseling might be for you. Peer Counselors provide a wonderful, rewarding service as supportive counselors to older adults in senior centers in Delaware County! This is a supportive role, not a professional therapist position however we welcome retired social workers, therapists and psychologists. After completing a training program, peer counselors are placed in a local senior center. The following issues are ones that peer counselors are trained to deal with: loneliness, grief and loss, life changes, health issues, interpersonal concerns, caregiving, etc. Peer counselors talk with seniors one on one and also co-lead group discussions. Ongoing training and close supervision are provided for all peer counselors. Since Peer Counselors are not expected to do professional counseling, volunteers are not required to have a counseling background! Not sure if Peer Counseling is for you - all you need is a willing heart, a listening ear and a desire to help people!

Position is especially ideal for retired human service professionals, i.e. social workers, psychologists and others in the helping field!

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About Merakey Delaware County

Location:

800 Chester Pike, Sharon Hill, PA 19079, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Merakey is to provide the highest quality of care in the lease restrictive setting for those most in need, and to help them achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives.

Description

Merakey is the largest provider of community based behavioral health care in the country.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Senior Centers throughout Delaware CountyCities of Media, Folsom, Chester, Darby,Havertown, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby and WayneAll cities in Delaware County, PA 19079

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 60
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 day a week, minimum of 4 hours
  • Own transportation

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