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About the Position
Position: 2580 - Peer Leader - Chronic Disease Self Management
Organization: Central West Self Management Program
Position Address: Various venues within Peel region
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults
Description
What is the 'Chronic Disease Self-Management Program'?

This evidenced-based workshop series (developed by Stanford University) runs for 2.5 hours, once a week, for 6 consecutive weeks, led by 2 Peer Leaders.

It helps participants develop new tools and skills to manage symptoms and feelings that can result from living with chronic health conditions.

Workshop topics include: actions plans, problem solving, physical activity, nutrition, relaxation techniques, positive thinking, and working with healthcare providers.

As a trained Leader, you commit to deliver a minimum of one 6-week program each year for the Central West Self-Management Program to remain certified.

In appreciation for your time, an honorarium + travel is reimbursed to each Leader upon completion of a full 6-week workshop series.

For more information please visit https://www.selfmanagementresource.com/programs/small-group/chronic-disease-self-management/

TO GAIN IMMEDIATE ACCESS to the program APPLICATION FORM, 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!', below.

Goal
Are you living with a chronic health condition, care for someone who does, or are passionate about helping others?

Are you comfortable speaking in front of small groups and interested in helping others to build their skills to live well with a chronic health condition?

If so, we have a Peer Leader Training opportunity for you with the 'Chronic Disease Self Management Program'!

We are seeking long-term volunteers within the Central West Region (Brampton, Malton, Dufferin County, Caledon, Woodbridge, Rexdale) to become Peer Leaders through certification with the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

We accept a wide range of applications, from individuals with healthcare education and experience to individuals with little or no experience.

Training is delivered in English, but we welcome facilitators who can deliver the workshop in English, French, Punjabi, and Hindi. If you have another language/group in mind please connect with us to discuss further.

Benefits
> As a Peer Leader, you will play a role in supporting people affected by chronic conditions to successfully manage their health conditions. By using the skills and tools that you have shared, workshop participants will be better equipped to manage and cope.
> You will have fun, meet new friends and help others to positively self-manage their chronic conditions in your community.
> Peer Leaders also develop transferable skills with the knowledge of integrating the contents of the program and learning group facilitation.

Position Qualifications
● Complete our application form that can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q7G5ZG6. (IF you have a Volunteer MBC 'volunteer profile', PLEASE REFER to 'Position Description', above, to use the 'Apply Now!' feature.)
● Participate in an interview.
● Have a completed Volunteer Record Search (Vulnerable Persons) prior to scheduled training dates (late November/early December 2019).
● Attend a FREE 4-day training course which will teach the skills required to facilitate the workshop. (See 'Training Details', above.)
● Commit to delivering a minimum of one workshop series per year for the Central West Self-Management Program (see 'Program Description', above).

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Due Date:2019-11-15
Start Date:2019-07-29
End Date:2019-11-15
Anytime
The 6-week Self-Management Workshops are held on various days and at different times throughout the community, which provides flexibility for the Peer Leader volunteer.

Training
Full attendance at the 4-day MANDATORY training on the following dates (successive weekends):

November 30 & December 1
December 7 & December 8

This training is FREE of charge.

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Support Group Facilitation & Therapy
How to Contact
: Send an Email Message
Social Media
: http://www.cwselfmanagement.ca
: https://www.facebook.com/cwselfmanagement
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