Peer Leader

(South West Local Health Integration Network [Central East], Seaforth Office, Home and Community Care)

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Position ID: V-HUR0022 Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 Last Full Update: 31 Jan 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactAndrea Martin, Program Manager, SW CCAC; Phone: (Business) 519-527-3078 * (Business) 1-800-267-0535 ext 5878; Email:
DutiesWe’re looking for: Friendly, outgoing individuals that are living with any number of chronic diseases including Arthritis, Diabetes, Pain, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity and more. Working with other Peer Leader volunteers you’ll be trained in delivering the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition Workshop to others in the community who are also living with a Chronic Condition.  
You will: Empower others to better manage their chronic conditions,
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BenefitsTraining costs will be covered. Reimbursements/honourariums are also available
ClientsIndividuals with chronic conditions and care-givers attend these workshops
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Community Outreach ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Information & Referral Services ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Public Speaking ; Group Facilitation/leadership skills would be an asset
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; After training is completed volunteers will lead a 6 week workshop (once a week for 6 weeks)  
We ask that Peer Leaders commit to 2 workshops each year.
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; You will be facilitating a small group of 6-15 participants
Dates and TimesVarious opportunities are available.Workshop times are flexible
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationWorkshops will be held within your community
Number of PositionsHuron County ; Perth County 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is required ; Scheduled training ; Peer Leader Training consist of 4 days delivered by Stanford University Certified Master Trainers. Trainings usually are offered from 9-4 2 days a week for 2 consecutive weeks
TransportationVolunteers are responsible for own transportation
Police CheckRequired
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Organization NameSouth West Local Health Integration Network [Central East], Seaforth Office, Home and Community Care
Office Phone519-527-0000
Toll Free Phone1-800-267-0535
FaxAdministration: 519-527-1255 
Client Services: 519-527-0470 
After hours: 1-855-223-2847
Address & Map
32 Centennial Dr
Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 580 
32 Centennial Dr 
Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0