Support Group Facilitator- Huntsville

(Parkinson Canada [Central East], Huntsville Area, North Muskoka (Huntsville Area))

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Position ID: V-CWD0334 Last Modified: 01 Oct 2017 Last Full Update: 01 Oct 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactElisabeth Schoep, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Parkinson Canada; Phone: 1-800-565-3000 * 416-227-9700 ext 3304; Email:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s disease, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.  
Duties include: facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
ClientsPeople with Parkinson's disease, members of their families and/or their caregivers.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestSupport Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; QUALIFICATIONS:  
Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset  
Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s  
Active listening and communication skills  
Sensitivity and compassion  
Ability to model respect for diversity  
Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset  
*Active Seniors are welome
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; 3-5 hours per month, (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon 
Third Monday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsHuntsville: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation
Agency Details
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Organization NameParkinson Canada [Central East], Huntsville Area, North Muskoka (Huntsville Area)
Toll Free Phone1-800-565-3000
Address & Map
Meeting location - Robinson's Independent Grocers' Community Room
131 Howland Dr, Upper Level
Huntsville, ON P1H 2P7
Mailing Address4211 Yonge St, Ste 316 
Toronto, ON M2P 2A9