Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders (Bowie, MD)

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Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter

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Early Stage Social Engagement Leaders plan, implement and assure positive experience during social engagement events/activities for people living with memory loss and their care partners. As leaders, individuals provide hospitality, support and volunteer oversight at social engagement events (often called Memory Cafes).

Location: Bowie Senior Center
Meetings: 3rd Wednesdays of each month 2pm-4pm

About:
Consult with staff and early stage advisors to schedule early stage engagement activities, secure event logistics, assure group safety, and coordinate volunteers to provide hospitality. At social engagement events, provide hospitality and support needed to attendees by working with additional volunteers to provide a positive experience for ES groups. Responsible for the management of early stage attendance statistics & rosters. Follow expectations and recommendations of the Early Stage Social Engagement Manual, including the handling of transition/termination of group members, participation in ongoing training and record keeping.

Qualifications:
Successful in engaging with people with Dementia and care partners. Demonstrated success working independently or with a team. Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participants thoughts and feelings are valued and treated with fairness, equity and respect. Commitment to promote the Alzheimer's Association's mission and services and excellent verbal skills. 1 year commitment expected.


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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

14900 Health Center DriveBowie, MD 20716

(38.94705,-76.74113)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours each month
  • Online and in-person training plus a background check required.

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