Volunteer Peer Support Group Facilitator

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Date Posted May 25, 2022
Expiry Date of Posting Ongoing
Organization Name MS Society of Canada: Programs and Services
Contact Name Brittany Pretty
Mailing Address 250 Dundas Street West, Suite 500
City Toronto
Postal Code M5T 2Z5
Phone Number 1800-268-7582
Fax Number
Email Address volunteer@mssociety.ca
Web Site https://mssociety.ca/get-involved/volunteer
Position Title Volunteer Peer Support Group Facilitator
Job Description

We are seeking a Volunteer Peer Support Group Facilitator for our Support Group based in Saskatoon. During meetings, members share information, best practices and support one another on issues affecting people living with MS.    

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm CT and are currently running virtually but there is potential for in person meetings to resume once safe to do so and location is sourced.  

As Volunteer Peer Support Group Facilitator, you will use a self-help model to foster a safe, caring environment so that group members will feel comfortable dealing with their issues and concerns regarding the ways in which MS affects their lives. 

For more information and to apply, please contact volunteer@mssociety.ca.

Skills Required - Excellent communication and listening skills - A strong sense of ethics and appropriate peer-to-peer boundaries - Able to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information - Capacity to work as part of a team and in a one-to-one support role - A commitment to attend all meetings, except in times of illness or other exceptional circumstances - Ability to ensure a cohesive and safe environment that allows all participants to speak freely and have equal opportunities to engage
Benefits to Volunteer - Flexible schedule, except for set monthly meetings - Gain experience with group facilitation and peer support - Valuable training about MS and the effects of a chronic medical condition - Experience working in the non-profit / health services sector - Opportunity to connect with other volunteers, such as through monthly virtual coffeehouses and Facilitator Forums - A reference letter will be provided upon your request
Days/Times Flexible
Suitable For Adults (18 and over)
People with physical challenges
Small Groups (2-4 people)
Work With Youths (ages 8-12)
Adults (18 and over)
People with physical challenges
People with mental challenges
Position Duration Ongoing (more than 3 months)
Specific Dates
Application Deadline Ongoing
Application Procedure Email

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