Chronic Pain Management Workshop Facilitator

(Arthritis Society (The), Central East Region - Peterborough)

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Position ID: V-PET0515 Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 Last Full Update: 07 Oct 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactKaren Thomson, Community Engagement Specialist, The Arthritis Society; Phone: (Business) 705-742-7191; Fax: 705-742-3560; Email:
DutiesVolunteer will co-facilitate The Arthritis Society's Chronic Pain Management Workshops, sharing proven information and ideas to help registered participants learn ways to self-manage their arthritis. Training will be provided, and volunteers should have first hand knowledge of living with arthritis. All materials required for the workshops will be provided. Workshops are 2 hours in length and require a short amount of time before and after for set-up, questions, etc..
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BenefitsIncreased self-confidence 
Improved job skills 
Increased social and relationship skills 
Develop new friends and contacts  
Help to create better, healthier communities 
Help to increase awareness of services available to people with arthritis
ClientsIndividuals of various ages who are living with arthritis, or individuals who are caring for someone with arthritis
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach
Skills/ExperienceFriendly, outgoing, mature individuals will do well in this position. Some public speaking experience is an asset but not required. Must be skilled at maintaining group's focus and keeping group discussion on track. Must understand the concept of self-management and have first hand knowledge of living with arthritis.
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours6 / Year
Dates and TimesDates and times will be arranged to meet organization's needs and volunteer's availability.
AccessibilityVaries by location.
LocationPeterborough County, Northumberland County, Kawartha Lakes, Durham County, Haliburton County
Number of PositionsHaliburton County: 2 individual(s) ; Kawartha Lakes: 2 individual(s) ; Northumberland County: 4 individual(s) ; Peterborough (County of): 2 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided
TransportationVolunteer will need to drive (or be driven) to venue, though some venues may be accessible by city bus.
CostNo cost for training. Mileage and parking expenses to and from venue will be reimbursed if requested.
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsAbility to carry materials (charts, forms, brochures, etc.), set up tables and chairs, reach above head.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameArthritis Society (The), Central East Region - Peterborough
Office Phone705-742-7191
Toll Free PhoneAppointment bookings 1-800-321-1433 ext 3381 
Arthritis Information and Help Line 1-800-321-1433
Address & Map
Cherney Building
159 King St, Suite 203B
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
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