ID: 177231

Peer Support Group Facilitator

Health Regular - more than 6 months Across: Brisbane Adelaide Street QLD, Wynnum QLD, Brookside Centre QLD, Brisbane Adelaide Street QLD

About this opportunity

MDFA's Peer Support Groups provide a safe and welcoming space for people living with aged-related macular degeneration to share their stories and ask questions of their peers. The Peer Support Facilitator role is well suited to someone with good communications skills and confidence in public speaking. Ideally you will have experience facilitating a peer support group and/or demonstrate the ability to lead a balanced discussion. Personal experience with macular disease is desirable but not necessary.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

• Creating a safe, encouraging, welcoming, supportive environment for all group members • Leading group discussions and keeping conversations in line with the purpose of the group • Acting as the main point of contact for the group • Facilitating group decision making around time, place and regularity of meetings • Helping address and resolve conflicts within the group • Linking participants to resources as required • Managing group administration

This role is an unpaid position that contributes to making a difference in the lives of those living with macular disease.

To be successful in this role, you will:

• Have group facilitation experience • Be a confident public speaker • Have good organisational skills • Have good IT skills with the ability to use email, MS Word and MDFA’s client management database

Applicants must be willing to complete a National Police Check (or provide evidence of one complete within the last 2 months).

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination .

Time Required

Volunteers will be required once a month for approximately 3 hours per month.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support

Online training will be provided to the the successful applicant prior to commencing field work.