Support Group Facilitator (Vancouver, BC)
Become a Part of the PSP Society of Canada Team
The PSP Society of Canada serves patients and families dealing with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and related diseases such as Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD). For more information please visit. www.pspsocietycanada.ca
We are a group of committed volunteers dedicated to growing a national organization serving Canadians affected by PSP, MSA and CBD. All of our board members have personal connections to the illness through our loved ones. Having experienced the frustration felt by so many families affected by rare diseases – difficulty getting a diagnosis, healthcare teams unfamiliar with the illness, lack of information and support – we are passionate about not wanting another family in Canada to face the same challenges.
What a support group is:
A PSP Society of Canada support group is a voluntary gathering of people who share common experiences, situations or problems related to living with a prime of life disease such as PSP, CBD and MSA. Group members offer each other emotional and practical support and reduce the sense of isolation that is associated with rare brain diseases.
Who the participants are:
Those who have the disease themselves (they may be involved in treatment with a doctor and they may or may not be on medications. Others may be at the beginning of the process of getting help and may be in great need of support and information about the disease. Family members that care for someone with PSP or a related disease. Their loved one may be in a hospital, living at home, or in an alternative living arrangement. Typically, a group will have new people attending each meeting. It is not essential to attend a certain number of consecutive sessions. People come when they can, when they feel a need or interest, and when they are ready.
The ideal candidate:
- Passionate about our cause!
- Comfortable with a long term commitment to the organization’s cause
- Excellent communication skills to navigate inter-personal dynamics and sensitive subject matter
- Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
- Experience with virtual meeting technology: Webex, Zoom, GoToMeeting etc.
- A Team player
The PSP Society of Canada is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.