Support Group Facilitator - Caregiver Support Groups

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Position description: 

Caregiver Support Group Facilitators create a safe and open space for caregivers caring for people with dementia to share their concerns and solutions. When needed, Support Group facilitators offer information to support caregivers in their decision-making.

Facilitators are people with discretion, empathy, strong listening skills, and a belief in the capacity of peers to help one another.  

Deliverables/Duties: 

As a support group facilitator you will receive thorough training in group facilitation and the dementia journey.  We ask for a one year volunteer commitment to allow you to establish trusting relationships with group members over time. 

Groups are held once a month with a time commitment of 3 to 6 hours per month.

We are currently seeking facilitators for our weekday evening Caregiver Support Groups in

  • Coquitlam
  • Port Coquitlam
  • New Westminster
Qualifications: 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Problem solving skills
  • Personal maturity
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Experience with dementia, caregiving, and/or facilitating is an asset
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
Additional Information: 

“As a caregiver, it is very challenging to even know where to begin. The Alzheimer Society not only opened doors for me, it gave me a new lease on life. I am no longer a lonely traveler, but have connected with others with similar experiences and continue to learn on my journey.”

- Caregiver support group member

How to apply: 
http://joinbc.alzheimer.ca/site/PageNavigator/volunteerApplication.html
Contact person: 
Stacy Ashton
Contact phone: 
604-742-4937
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cure.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
4
Position start/end date:
10 Jun 2018
Time Committment:
6 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays
Work location:
Tri-Cities and New Westminster
Tri-Cities and New Westminster, BC