Supportive Communication Facilitator

(March of Dimes Canada [Durham Region location], Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program)

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Position ID: V-OSH1195 Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 Last Full Update: 11 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactMaryam Iqbal, Volunteer Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: * 647-223-4960; Email:
DutiesProvide members with opportunities to engage in conversations * model and encourage the use of various supportive communication strategies such as key wording, choices etc * participate in calendar planning and program implementation * prepare and/or bring in discussion materials/resources for the group * assist members during arrival/departure, program set-up/clean-up and coffee breaks
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BenefitsPositively impact those who have been affected by stroke * use and strengthen communication and leadership skills * hands-on work experience in the fields of social services/human services and communicative disorders * develop and/or strengthen your personal support network * regular training workshops on a variety of topics * chat, laugh and have fun in a safe and supportive environment
ClientsGroup members are adults with aphasia and related communication disabilities after a stroke, brain injury or brain illness
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a mental disability ; Men ; Women ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestSocial Interaction ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours7 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (12:30 pm-4 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
LocationWestminister United Church, 1850 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby
Number of PositionsWhitby 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit - DRT Bus # 409
Application Deadline18 Sep 2019
CostReimbursed for Vulnerable Sector Screening
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameMarch of Dimes Canada [Durham Region location], Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
Office PhoneOffice: 905-773-7758 ext 6272
Toll Free Phone1-800-567-0315 ext 6272
Address & Map
13311 Yonge St
Ste 202
Richmond Hill, ON
Canada L4E 3L6
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