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Chronic Pain Peer Leader Training

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Organization: Living Healthy Champlain

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Mar 30, 2018

Description

Chronic Pain Peer Leader Training is four 8-hour days. This training will consist of two days the first week (April 23, 24) and two days the following week (April 30, May 1). The training will be held in English. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to attend the training. Leaders are individuals interested in teaching and empowering others to better manage their chronic pain and to live a healthy life. As a leader, you will have the satisfying task of integrating the contents of the program and learning group facilitation skills that can be transferred to other areas of your life. Most importantly, you will watch people affected by chronic conditions successfully manage their health conditions by using the skills and tools that you have shared with them. Leaders may be lay people or health care professionals. Regardless, they act as peers when leading the workshop, not as health experts. Two Peer Leaders always work together to deliver the workshops. It is preferred that the leaders themselves live with chronic pain. *Living Healthy Champlain will contact all registrants as part of the screening process.

Contact

Rachel Davidson

613 562 6262 ext 1664

rdavidson@bruyere.org

Volunteer Opportunity Address
43 Bruyere Street, Ottawa, ON

Details

Good for people interested in: Teaching/Tutoring; Health Care

You will be working with: Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Workshop Leaders are dedicated community volunteers who empower participants to better manage their chronic conditions and to live a healthy life. Leaders typically have first-hand experience with a chronic condition themselves. They apply and model self-management skills in their own lives. We hope you will consider becoming a volunteer group leader for this worthwhile program. You will have fun, meet new friends and help others to positively self manage their chronic conditions and chronic pain.

How will the organization benefit?
Our leaders enable us to continue to offer our workshops. Leaders are individuals interested in teaching and empowering others to better manage their chronic conditions and to live a healthy life. As a leader, you will have the satisfying task of integrating the contents of the program and learning group facilitation skills that can be transferred to other areas of your life. Most importantly, you will watch people affected by chronic conditions successfully manage their health conditions by using the skills and tools that you have shared with them. Peer Leader Training is available for persons affected by chronic conditions including patients, family members, caregivers, and educators. Thousands of patients and caregivers have been trained to lead Self-Management Workshops in over 25 countries in all kinds of communities

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - None of the above

Police record check required: Yes

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