Support Group Facilitators for Caregivers-Alzheimer's Association


(38.92365,-77.227646)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

8180 Greensboro DriveSuite 400McLean, VA 22102


About

Volunteer Support Group Facilitators help group participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns about their loved ones with Alzheimer's.

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Professional healthcare experience preferred
  • Experience working with people with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and caregivers
  • Empathy for individuals and families struggling with the disease
  • Comfort with the expression of emotion
  • Integrity, trustworthiness and discretion
  • Active listening and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interest in serving the community
  • Experience as a caregiver or working directly with caregivers is helpful
  • A willingness to seek out and provide up to date information on research, care and treatment to group members

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Elder care
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment Varies (Avg1-2 sessions per month)
  • Training with Alzheimer's Association
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