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Position: 2664 - Peer Support Meeting Assistant
Organization: CNIB Foundation
Position Address: CNIB Mississauga Office: Unit 300 - 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
This role supports the group session facilitator.Tasks will depend on location and need but may include:
- Making reminder phone calls to members of the group
- Ensuring a safe space
- General maintenance duties (keeping things operational, neat and tidy)
- Assisting with refreshments
- Track and report volunteer hours as directed
- Other tasks as requested

PLEASE APPLY at the earliest opportunity (by no later than January 3, 2020). If you have created a 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, you can 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' to gain immediate access to the 'CNIB Volunteer Interest Form' (online application) for this and other 'positions'. Complete it and 'click' Submit. You also will be put on the CNIB list of applicants for this 'position'.

Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a high profile. non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.

We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.

The 'Peer Support Meeting Assistant' embraces a community-based supporting role, providing assistance to CNIB's support group facilitators to prepare and moderate sessions, and in particular, providing a safe environment for all.

+ Making lives better, encouraging social interaction for persons who are blind or partially sighted
+ You'll support persons experiencing vision loss to gain confidence, knowledge and a peer support network
+ Develop and apply socialization techniques in group scenarios
+ Be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working together to further CNIB's mission
+ After 6 months of completion, each volunteer who has met the role's requirements will be entitled to a Reference Letter and/or confirmation of hours, upon request

Position Qualifications
● Minimum age - 18
● Engagement in this role - minimum of 6 MONTHS (see 'Time Detail', below)
● Friendly, engaging, ready/able to assist participants in the sessions
● Patient, empathetic
● Reliable, organized, and able to volunteer with minimal supervision
● Alert and aware of the participants' needs and surroundings
● Ready/able to abide by CNIB's 'Volunteer Code of Conduct'
● Available for all 'Orientation & Training'

*** Preliminary Screening:
- Long application form
- Interview (with preliminary orientation)
- 3 character references
- 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check'

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Due Date:2020-01-03
Start Date:2019-10-15
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon
1. Group sessions typically run 6-8 weeks
2. Sessions run on WEEKDAYS, mornings or afternoons (2-3 hours each)
3. Frequency: ONE session per week

Volunteering schedules will be arranged having regard to the session(s) schedule. Prep time, as needed, for these sessions will be factored into your volunteer hours.

Orientation includes: CNIB Services, the people we serve, vision loss challenges, and volunteering at the CNIB
Training will be specific to the 'volunteer position'

Supervisor is always present and available for ongoing support and training.

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Customer Service, Youth Programs, Food Services, Life Skills & Accessibility, Parent & Child Support, Program Coordination, Literacy, Research/Evaluation, Support Group Facilitation & Therapy, Youth Mentorship
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