ID: 177523

Macular Disease Support Group Facilitator (Online)

Health Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

The Support Group Facilitator role is well suited to someone with good communications skills and confidence in public speaking. Ideally you will have experience facilitating a support group and/or demonstrate the ability to guide 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 • Guiding 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 6 months).

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Approximately 3 hours per month.

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers

Training will be provided to the successful applicant prior to commencement of role.