Volunteer Support Coach

(Facile: Independent Facilitation Perth)

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Position ID: V-GRE0081 Last Modified: 16 Feb 2018 Last Full Update: 16 Feb 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactWendy Woodhouse, Independent Facilitation, FACILE; Phone: 519-477-4133; Email: wendy@facileperth.ca
DutiesComplete a short phone call within a specified time one morning a week, encouraging reflection on daily activities with a person who experiences a developmental disability. Encourage self determination around choice and review support options if person is facing emotional stress or anxiety, with assistance of a facilitator.
More Info Linkhttps://www.facebook.com/facile.independent.facilitation
BenefitsBe part of a team in the community and receive the necessary skills training, resources and an opportunity to work with a person who experiences a development disability. As well, you would have access to an Independent Facilitator to address any emerging issues. Guided by principles of self determination, supported decision making, and developing an authentic life through Citizenship, genuine relationships and opportunities to contribute individual gifts and talents while honouring voice.
ClientsTo support a woman who experiences a developmental disability.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestBehavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Reading / Literacy ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Telephone Communication
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - Enjoy phone conversation which is reflective and positive ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Commitment is small, completing a short phone call within a specified time on just one day a week to support a woman who experiences a developmental disability to start her day on a positive note, reflecting on her upcoming daily activities, with access to facilitator should issues emerge. Team support meetings quarterly which offer training, resources, etc.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - To provide support to a woman with a developmental disability and to receive support from an Independent Facilitator ; Small Group - For team training
Minimum Hours0.25 / Week
Dates and TimesYou have the opportunity to select a time that works for you and the person you are working with to arrange a weekly phone call.
SeasonsSpring ; Summer ; Fall ; Winter ; Your choice when you are available, should you be unavailable there will be an alternate that can fulfill the role. You also have the opportunity to volunteer as an alternate if preferred.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationGrey and Bruce County
Number of PositionsBruce County: 7 individual(s) ; Grey County: 7 individual(s) 
14 individual(s) needed in total. 
Residing in a community in Grey or Bruce County
TrainingTraining is provided - Flexible with access to an Independent Facilitator ; Scheduled training - Four support training meetings per year with the team of Support Coaches ; Training on-going - Flexible when needed with access to an Independent Facilitator
TransportationTransportation provided - If required transportation can be facilitated to the support training meetings ; Only a phone is required for the weekly connection in the role of a Volunteer Support Coach and access by phone or email to an assigned Independent Facilitator to address any emerging issues.
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 13 Feb 2018
End Date13 Feb 2019
Agency Details
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Organization NameFacile: Independent Facilitation Perth
Office Phone519-271-6565 ext 200
Toll Free Phone1-844-471-6565
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32 Erie St
Stratford, ON N5A 2M4
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