Support Group Facilitators - Grand Forks

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Position description: 

**Please note: This role is usually not suitable for college/university students.**

Are you interested in making a real and profound difference in the lives of people caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia? Come join our team of dedicated support group facilitators.

Our support groups operate on an information and mutual aid model and are based on the philosophy that people with similar issues are in a unique position to offer support to others on the same journey. The objective of our groups is to strengthen the coping abilities of caregivers and reduce the impact of dementia on the community. Extensive training is provided.

A support group facilitator (or co-facilitator) facilitates a caregiver support group meeting, communicates with the local Support and Education Coordinator on a regular basis, maintains group attendance records and use Alzheimer Society materials to provide information to the group.

A time commitment of 3 to 6 hours per month (determined by group schedule) is required, plus time to meet with Alzheimer Society staff as required.

Deliverables/Duties: 

This position is scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

Qualifications: 

* Excellent listening and interpersonal skill
* High comfort level in facilitating group discussion
* Basic understanding of the issues surrounding caring for a person with dementia and a willingness to learn more
* Good problem-solving skills
* Personal maturity and a belief in self-help values
* Good time management skills
* Basic computer skills an asset (email, word, excel)
* Satisfactory criminal record check

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
Additional Information: 

Orientation & Training:
*Society orientation
*Confidentiality policy/procedures orientation
*Support Volunteer training (extensive)
*Orientation to local dementia related community resources

Benefits:
Access to Society dementia education programs

Access to monthly volunteer meetings Opportunity to enhance facilitation skills

Increased understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving issues

Knowledge that you are aiding the Alzheimer Society in being able to offer a variety of specialized support groups

Knowledge that you are playing an integral role in helping those who are struggling to cope with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia

Enrich the lives of others

Ongoing training and development opportunities Requirements:

-1.5 year commitment.
- a criminal record check

How to apply: 
https://alzbc.org/volunteer-app
Contact person: 
Ruth Cordiner
Contact phone: 
778-774-2133
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Seniors
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:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
2
Position start/end date:
26 Feb 2020
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays
Work location:
Grand Forks - apply for specific location
Grand Forks, BC