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Peer Support Leader

Caregiver Support Groups

Community Support Connections


   About the Position

Impact Statement
The Caregiver Support Program provides support groups for caregivers who would like to connect and meet regularly, either virtually or in person. The Volunteer Peer Support Leader helps to facilitate some of these groups. Groups are initially formed by the Caregiver Engagement Specialist, with a Volunteer Peer Leader assigned to facilitate the group on an ongoing basis.

Description
The Volunteer Peer Support Leader helps to facilitate some of these support groups for caregivers. Groups are initially formed by the Caregiver Engagement Specialist, with a Volunteer Peer Leader assigned to facilitate the group on an ongoing basis.

Requirement: Personal caregiving experience


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care / Wellness, Senior Services

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Manage Meetings & Groups, Time Management, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: All volunteers will receive agency-wide and program-specific training before their first shift. The Caregiver Engagement Specialist is available to discuss concerns and to provide ongoing support, as needed.
Community Support Connections offers regular volunteer educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming sessions.
Working Conditions: Caregiver support group sessions are typically 2 hours in length
Sessions are held bi-weekly for virtual groups and/or monthly for in-person groups.
Additional time once per month for 1 hour spent connecting with the Caregiver Engagement Specialist about group attendance, required resources, etc.
Accessibility: Accessible work space
Transportation: Car required


Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Daytime
Sessions are typically 2 hours in length.
Sessions are held bi-weekly for virtual groups and/or monthly for in-person groups.
Additional time once per month for 1 hour spent connecting with the Caregiver Engagement Specialist about group attendance, required resources, etc.

   Contact Information
http://www.communitysupportconnections.org
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Kayla Widish
519-772-8787 Ext. 205
61 Woolwich Street North Breslau , N0B1M0
Kitchener,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Virtual

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