Pain Support Group Facilitator - CarindaleAustralian Pain Management Association (APMA) - Head Office
Pain support group (PSG) facilitators helps the group to: ~ share their experiences of living with chronic pain, ~ educate the group about self-management techniques and ~ to effectively use healthcare settings.
Tasks will include;
- Prepare materials for group
- Email contact with group
- Deliver engaging talking points or guest speakers (as required)
- Hold meetings at least monthly in person (or on zoom if needed)
- Interact with group participants in a Closed Facebook Group, on Messenger, by phone or email (at least one method).
The PSG provides an avenue for people with pain to socialise with others and reduce the isolation of chronic pain. The group meets once a month for 1.5 to 2 hours. We are recruiting volunteers for this role in the Carindale area. This position is for a chair of a new group.
PSG Volunteers will be supported through, PSG education material, PSG administrative forms, insurance coverage, certificate and reference (as appropriate).
PLEASE NOTE: This is a community service providing peer support, and as such, we ask no practicing health professionals or training/ studying health professionals to apply. A lived experience with chronic pain is a must. APMA facilitators do not provide medical, pharmaceutical, legal, or industrial relations advice. We recommend facilitators to be motivated and have a high degree of self-management for their pain.