Support Group Facilitator

(Parkinson Canada, Durham Region Chapter)

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Position ID: V-OSH0513
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2022
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Opportunity Details: Support Group Facilitator

Contact Jerlynn Rycroft, People & Culture Coordinator, Parkinson Canada; Phone: (Business) 1 800 565 3000; Email:

 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 *  3 – 5 hours per month *  One support group meeting per month (1-1.5 hours per month), plus 3-5 hours monthly for administrative and organizational tasks * Stability is essential for Support Groups so a commitment of at least one year is appreciated *

Benefits 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.  References are available.  
Clients People Living With Parkinson's and/or their care partners
Ages 18 year(s) - 99 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Individuals ; Community Groups
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment Length Long Term - We are looking for someone who can give a minimum of 1 year to this opportunity. ; 3 - 5 Hours Per Month
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 3 / Month
Dates and Times Times may vary
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Unknown
Number of Positions Durham Region 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Application Deadline 02 Dec 2022
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements We require facilitators leading in-person groups to be fully vaccinated.
Start Date On or after 17 Oct 2022

Agency Details: Parkinson Canada, Durham Region Chapter

Fax 1-844-440-8963
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Whitby, ON
Mailing Address c/o Parkinson Canada, Suite 316; 4211 Yonge St 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M2P 2A9

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