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Volunteer Peer Health Coach   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Canadian Cancer Society, Mailing Address only, Cancer Information and Transportation Service
virtual

Position Overview 

BETTER Women is a research program that goes beyond cancer to help women aged 40-68 reduce their risk of chronic disease by creating and achieving health goals. Activities such as getting screened, moving more, healthy eating, quitting smoking and, reducing alcohol intake can reduce a person’s risk of getting cancer and other chronic diseases. Volunteer peer health coaches will provide regular support to women so they can reach and maintain their health goals. 

Key Responsibilities

To become a volunteer peer health coach, you will complete a virtual 24-hour online training program that will be delivered over the course of 5 weeks.  

As a volunteerpeer health coach, you will join the BETTER Women program to virtually (you can reside anywhere in Ontario) support women aged 40-68 achieve personal health goals that can help reduce their risk of chronic disease.

You will be matched with a patient and connect with them by phone, text, email, or video conference for short 10–15-minute sessions per week to coach them to reach their goals. 

The program is currently being offered by three sites: Summerville Family Health Team, Barrie and Community Family Health Team: Family Medicine Teaching Unit and Women’s College Hospital Family Practice Health Centre. 

Your Impact 

Peer health coaches can relate to the group of women being supported through BETTER Women because of their own lived experiences and backgrounds. 

Skills and Qualifications 

·       Have had success in meeting their own health goals including healthier eating, exercising, quitting smoking or reducing alcohol consumption

·       Arenon-judgmental and empathetic

·       Can communicate effectively and through a variety of platforms (phone, email, text or video conference)

·       Basic computer skills

·       Canconnect well with a variety of people, strong listening skills

·       Flexible in adapting to different people and situations

·       Strong organizational skills 

·       Strong commitment to confidentiality and can maintain high ethical standards and professionalism

Training & Support 

We will provide you with: 

·       Comprehensive training to become a BETTER Women peer health coach

·       Online resources and a peer health coach toolkit

·       A designated CCS staff member who will provide ongoing support

·       Regular meetings with other peer health coaches to build a strong community of practice

YOUR COMMITMENT  

·       A 1-2-year commitment of 3-4 hours per week 

·       You have a willingness to be a part of a research study, contributing to project evaluation

·       Ongoing level of commitment which will include regular supervision check-ins and involvement within a community of practice

To apply for this opportunity, please submit an application. 

Disclaimer: Peer health coaching is not counselling. Peer health coaches are not medical professionals and cannot diagnose or prescribe nutrition or physical fitness regimens. Peer health coaches are volunteers who are trained in motivational interviewing and work with participants to uncover their own goals and motivation for change. 

Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Job Summary: 
The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster.  
 
Responsibility 1. Disaster Response 
Activities: 
• Conduct client needs assessments to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients; 
• Provide appropriate services based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines; 
• Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups; 
• Communicate and report on progress, as appropriate, to the PDA Supervisor; 
• Provide comfort to clients; 
• Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessments and others as appropriate); 
• Communicate complex cases to PDA Supervisor for provision of appropriate case management services; 
• Participate in operational debriefings and provide suggestions for improvement. 
 
Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities 
Activities: 
• Actively engage in team preparedness activities including emergency planning and kit preparedness; 
• Attend meetings as required; 
• Support PDA Supervisor in materials/inventory management; 
• Support with supplier agreements, as appropriate; 
• Support the PDA Supervisor in planning and organizing services.
Personal Disaster Assistance Supervisor   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Simcoe County and Muskoka District
The Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups.  
  
Responsibilities/Activities:  
Responsibility 1. Disaster Response  
Activities:  
• Assess and determine the scope of impact and the necessary resources needed to address the needs (i.e. one time assistance or complex support) and report back to the designated point of contact;  
• Conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients;  
• Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups;  
• Liaise with the fire protection services or other local authorities, as appropriate;  
• Ensure compliance and provide ongoing feedback to PDA Responders during a response based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines;  
• Facilitate operational briefings and debriefings during a response;  
• Communicate, report on progress and evaluate the provision of the services, as appropriate to the designated point of contact;  
• Provide timely formal and informal performance feedback to volunteers that report directly to the PDA Supervisor;  
• Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessment forms and Response Reports)  
  
Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities  
Activities:  
• Participate in the recruitment of PDA team members  
• Participate in PDA team member orientation & scheduling of training  
• Coordinate team member availability and the team’s on-call schedule  
• Ensure that supplier agreements are completed and updated annually  
• Ensure response supplies are properly stocked and available  
• Prepare and facilitate regular team meetings;  
• Develop and update the response plan;  
• Promote and ensure compliance with Red Cross directives and Technical Standards;  
• Ensure availability of team members for responding 24 hours a day;  
• Manage response equipment. Candidates under consideration will be contacted. 
Volunteer   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Muskoka Arts and Crafts, Chapel Gallery, The Chapel Gallery
Bracebridge
Anything & Everything
Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst , Collingwood, Simcoe County

Help Senior Wish expand into Simcoe County to ensure that no senior is left isolated, alone and feeling like society has forgotten them. Help is especially needed to prepare for our Christmas Wish program starting in Sept.