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Parkinson Canada (Ottawa office)

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Alan Muir
Manager, Resource Development (Ottawa office)
Parkinson Canada (Ottawa office)

1-200 Colonnade Rd
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2E 7M1

TEL: 613-722-9238
FAX: 613-722-3241

E-mail: alan.muir@parkinson.ca
Web: www.parkinson.ca

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Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

Parkinson Canada is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson's and their families by providing information, client services and counseling, and by supporting ongoing research.

www.parkinson.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

About Parkinson Canada:
Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Our National Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada fulfils its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

We are looking for a volunteer(s) to facilitate the monthly Living with Parkinson's Support Group in Renfrew, Ontario. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm at the Bonnechere Manor – Adult Day Program Room (470 Albert Street, Renfrew).

POSITION SUMMARY:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
Duties include: facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
• Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
• Active listening and communication skills
• Sensitivity and compassion
• Ability to model respect for diversity
• Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset

TIME COMMITMENT:
• 3-5 hours per month, (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year
• Training will be provided

Active seniors are welcome! If you are interested in joining a team that makes a tremendous difference in the lives of Canadians living with Parkinson’s, please contact Krista Duncan at krista.duncan@parkinson.ca.
Location: Bonnechere Manor, 470 Albert St.
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Support Group Facilitator
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Community Development Coordinator / Community Engagement Coordinator
PURPOSE:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
 Comfort level in carrying out appropriate group interventions
 Ability to discern personal boundaries and limitations so as to maximize client empowerment
 Ability to seek guidance as appropriate
 Openness to feedback as opportunities for professional and personal growth
 Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
 Active listening and communication skills
 Sensitivity and compassion
 Ability to model respect for diversity
 Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To complete Support Group Facilitator training program and continue to pursue further learning & education throughout volunteer experience
 To inform the Community Development Coordinator in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
 To adhere to the Parkinson Canada Policies and Procedures
 To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
 To sign a Volunteer Service Agreement
DUTIES:
 Facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
 Report on regular basis to Community Development Coordinator.
 Attend district meetings every four months with Community Development Coordinator.
SUPPORTS FOR SUCCESS:
 Volunteer facilitator training program, district meetings, and individual support from program staff.
TIME COMMITMENT:
 3-5 hours per month, on weekdays (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year.

Multiple positions are available throughout Eastern Ontario for either French or English support groups.
Interested candidates should submit their résumé with a letter indicated why they are interested in
facilitating a Parkinson support group to ginette.trottier@parkinson.ca
Location: Vanier area
Deadline: Nov 23, 2018
Support Group Facilitator
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Community Development Coordinator / Community Engagement Coordinator
PURPOSE:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
 Comfort level in carrying out appropriate group interventions
 Ability to discern personal boundaries and limitations so as to maximize client empowerment
 Ability to seek guidance as appropriate
 Openness to feedback as opportunities for professional and personal growth
 Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
 Active listening and communication skills
 Sensitivity and compassion
 Ability to model respect for diversity
 Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To complete Support Group Facilitator training program and continue to pursue further learning & education throughout volunteer experience
 To inform the Community Development Coordinator in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
 To adhere to the Parkinson Canada Policies and Procedures
 To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
 To sign a Volunteer Service Agreement
DUTIES:
 Facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
 Report on regular basis to Community Development Coordinator.
 Attend district meetings every four months with Community Development Coordinator.
SUPPORTS FOR SUCCESS:
 Volunteer facilitator training program, district meetings, and individual support from program staff.
TIME COMMITMENT:
 3-5 hours per month, on weekdays (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year.

Multiple positions are available throughout Eastern Ontario for either French or English support groups.
Interested candidates should submit their résumé with a letter indicated why they are interested in
facilitating a Parkinson support group to ginette.trottier@parkinson.ca
Location: Winchester, Ontario
Deadline: Nov 23, 2018