Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Medical & Health
For many people with PD, the support group is a gateway into the world of PD advocacy, education, and services available in their community. It is a place to share their feelings in a safe, caring environment and gather to share information and resources.
The APDA offers different types of support groups for persons with PD, their care partners and family members. Connecting with others diagnosed with PD can help with the day to day coping of living with PD.
The facilitator will represent the medical community (Nurse, PA, Doctor, Nurse Practitioner) or the mental health field (Social Worker, Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse, other Counselor, Pastoral Counselor)
There are three contract locations available. An applicant may apply for one or more than one position.
The facilitator must have the following credentials and skills set to be considered:
Proper educational background (Master's level preferred) and knowledge in their respective fields. In addition, the facilitator must have experience leading groups and the group process, preferably related to Parkinson's disease and/or chronic illness, though prior knowledge of PD while desirable is not required.
The ability to commit to approximately 2 hours per month year round.
Obtain and provide proof of generall liability insurance.
Work autonomously while maintaining programmatic integrity within APDA standards.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Pay is $125 per session approximately 2 hours per session.
Please send resume/CV, cover letter indicating preferred location to RChaidez@apdaparkinson.org
About American Parkinson Disease Association Midwest Chapter
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to assist the more than 1 million Americans with PD live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease.