Peer Leader- Healthy Living Program

(Home and Community Care Support Services South West, London Office, Home and Community Care)

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Position ID: V-CWD0354 Last Modified: 29 Mar 2020 Last Full Update: 29 Mar 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactJackie Alves, Program Outreach Officer, South West Self Management Program, Southwest Local Health Integration Network (LHIN); Phone: 519-474-5694; Email:
DutiesPeer Leaders are volunteers in the South West Self Management Program, who facilitate the Living a Healthy Life workshop series for individuals with chronic health conditions. The workshop series contains 6 sessions - each 2.5 hours in length. Workshops are offered in a community setting with groups of 6-15 participants. Leaders are required to facilitate 2 workshops per year. Peer leaders receive paid mileage and honorarium for each workshop they facilitate. 
Workshops are held in various accessible community spaces, such as community center and family health offices.
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Benefits•Empower others to better manage their chronic conditions 
•Learn valuable information and hone your skills in group facilitation 
•Have the satisfaction of watching participants successfully manage their chronic conditions and live healthy lives
ClientsAdults with a chronic condition and their caregivers/families.
Ages21 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForSeniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Individuals ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Health Care ; Information & Referral Services ; Personal Support ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round ; Workshops run 2.5 hours, one day a week for 6 weeks
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationBruce County, Grey County, Huron County, Perth County
Number of PositionsBruce County: 1 individual(s) ; Grey County: 2 individual(s) ; Huron County: 1 individual(s) ; Perth County: 2 individual(s) 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 14 Mar 2019
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Organization NameHome and Community Care Support Services South West, London Office, Home and Community Care