Support Group Facilitator for Caregivers - Alzheimer's Association (The Fairfax Ft. Belvoir)


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

9140 Belvoir Woods ParkwayFort Belvoir, VA 22060


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.

LOCATION: The Fairfax at Ft. Belvoir | 9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Ft. Belvoir, VA

MEETING TIME: 3rd Thursday of each month at 11am-noon

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
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • A few hours; once per month
  • Training provided by the Alzheimer's Association

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