Support Group Facilitators for Caregivers - Alzheimer's Association (Prince George's)


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

4640 Forbes BlvdLanham, MD 20706


About

Volunteer Support Group Facilitators or co-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 for group members

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies: usually once or twice per month for 2 hour
  • Training with the Alzheimer's Association
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