Support Group Co-Facilitator for Caregivers (Gaithersburg, MD)

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Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter

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We're looking for a Facilitator & Co-facilitator to help launch and facilitator a new support group in the Spring of 2020. 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: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Meetings: TBD by the facilitators/host location

Skills & Abilities

  • Required experience working with people with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and/or caregivers
  • Empathy for individuals and families struggling with the disease
  • Personal or Professional caregiving/healthcare experience with dementia preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to keep and submit sign-in records in a timely fashion

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About Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter

Location:

8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102, US

Mission Statement

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. As part of a nationwide network of chapters, the Alzheimer's AssociationNational Capital Area Chapter provides help and hope to more than 66,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their families and caregivers in the District of Columbia, five counties in suburban and Southern Maryland and eleven counties in Northern Virginia. For more than 30 years, we have provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced changes in public policy. The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization.

Description

The National Capital Area Chapter is affiliated with the national Alzheimer's Association, headquarted in Chicago. We serve persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families, caregivers,professionals and communities in Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, DC through support, counseling information, referrals, education, advocacy and research.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

655 Watkins Mill RdGaithersburg, MD 20879

(39.15598,-77.22211)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 2 hours twice per month
  • Online and in-person training plus a background check required.

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