Alzheimer's Association - Support Group Facilitator - Porter/LaPorte area


(41.61114,-86.72272)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

La PorteLa Porte, IN 46350

About

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers in Porter/LaPorte area to facilitate or co-facilitate a support group for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The support group creates an environment for caregivers to receive/share support and education with others on a monthly basis.

Skills Needed:

  • Knowledge of and willingness to learn about and keep current on Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on families.
  • Pertinent professional background and/or personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Comfort with the expression of a wide array of emotions
  • Ability to separate personal needs from group needs.
  • Strong listening skills.
  • Must not be a current caregiver.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend basic and on-going training designed to provide current information, enhance skills and network with other support group facilitators.
  • Promote member participation in chapter programs and services, distribute chapter literature and information, and submit monthly attendance sheets/report forms to chapter office.
  • Help make/maintain arrangements for meeting room
  • Notify the chapter office of support group meeting changes in a timely manner.
  • Ensure confidentiality within the group. Group member names and addresses are confidential and can only be released to the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Conduct group meetings in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.
  • Inform the Alzheimer’s Association of any questions and/or concerns related to the support group.

Training:

  • Potential volunteers will attend new Support Group Facilitator/Volunteer training that will include: overview of Alzheimer's disease, mission and resources of the Alzheimer's Association, guidelines, starting an Alzheimer’s support group, group process, group dynamics, group maintenance, and group evaluation.
  • Attend and observe an existing support group meeting is required. Contact existing facilitator prior to observation.
  • On-going trainings as required.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to submit an application, visit our website: http://alz.org/indiana/in_my_community_participate.asp

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a month/1 year minimum commitment

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