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Support Group Facilitator

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ORGANIZATION: Parkinson Canada

  • 4 people are interested
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About the role

The Support Group Facilitator plays a critical role in the delivery of support services at community level. Once a month, they create a confidential and welcoming virtual space, where people living with Parkinson’s and/or their care partners can share their experiences and develop supportive relationships in a group setting. The time commitment for this opportunity is 3 - 5 hours per month.

Resumes are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Parkinson Canada has suspended in-person support group activities until further notice. At present time, all support groups are taking place virtually.

Benefits for Support Group Facilitators

As a volunteer Support Group Facilitator, you will learn more about Parkinson’s and make a genuine impact in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners. You will meet wonderful new people and gain experience in the facilitation of groups, while contributing to the critical work of Parkinson Canada.

Key accountabilities

As a Support Group Facilitator, you bring a keen desire to make a difference in the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s. Your empathetic approach, enthusiasm for learning, and ability to facilitate discussion about issues related to Parkinson’s are key factors in ensuring that monthly support groups are safe spaces.

What is needed to succeed in this role

  • Compassion and a non-judgemental approach to supporting people
  • Strong communication skills including active listening
  • Ability to facilitate discussions that put the voices of those living with and affected by Parkinson’s at the centre
  • Commitment to model inclusion and respect for diversity
  • Love of learning
  • Background in nursing, social work, or related field is an asset
  • Enthusiasm to work closely with Parkinson Canada staff
  • Ability to carry out administrative tasks and provide promotional support
  • Level of comfort or willingness to become familiar with virtual meeting technology
  • If support groups return to in-person activities, willingness to take on the logistical aspects of monthly group
How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete a Volunteer Profile, available at: https://www.parkinson.ca/getinvolved/volunteer/#available-opportunities 

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About Parkinson Canada

Location:

316-4211 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9, CA

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform the lives of People Living with Parkinson’s. We do this through: - Research leading to the end of Parkinson’s. - Advocacy bringing the voices of Parkinson’s to the forefront. - Support helping people living with Parkinson’s live well through education.

Description

Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Our National Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada fulfils its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4211 Yonge StreetToronto, ON Canada

(43.74817,-79.40717)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment • One support group meeting per month • 3 – 5 hours per month, including one hour meeting, administrative, and organizational time
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkinson Canada volunteers will need to provide proof of full Covid 19 vaccination status prior to commencement of volunteer duties.   Parkinson Canada is committed to inclusion, fairness, respect, human dignity, and

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