Support Group Facilitator - Red Bluff/Tehama County


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Location TBDRed Bluff, CA 96080
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About

POSITION SUMMARY
Support Group Facilitators lead or co-lead a support group for family members and caregivers seeking assistance, emotional support and information on all topics related to Alzheimer’s disease: caregiving from diagnosis through the continuum of care, legal issues, research and advocacy information and opportunities. The Association offers support groups for family caregivers, as well as specialized groups (e.g., early stage group, frontal temporal lobe dementia caregiver group).

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Alzheimer’s Association support groups is to provide emotional, social, and/or educational support to group members.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow expectations and recommendations of the Support Group Facilitator Manual, including participation in initial and ongoing training, record keeping, and regular meetings with Alzheimer’s Association staff
  • Arrange for speakers/presenters for the support group as needed
  • Encourage participants to provide assistance and emotional support to one another
  • Present pertinent Alzheimer’s Association materials and information to group members
  • Inform the Alzheimer’s Association in advance of any changes in Support Group Facilitators, time or location of group meetings

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with dementia as a family member or health care professional preferred
  • Ability to be empathetic and separate personal needs from group needs
  • Strong listening skills and effective communication skills
  • Ability to redirect and facilitate discussion as well as fulfill the duties and responsibilities as described in the Support Group Facilitator agreement
  • Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participant thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity, and respect
  • Commitment to promote the mission and services of the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Willingness to act as an extension of the Alzheimer’s Association and to put other responsibilities and obligations aside when acting in this role
  • Punctual and dependable

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly 3-hour shift, depending upon the specific support group assigned
  • A commitment of at least one year is expected

TRAINING

In-office training will be provided to all Support Group Facilitator volunteers.

LOCATION

  • Office location: 150 Amber Grove Drive, Suite 154 Chico, CA 95973

BACKGROUND CHECK

Interns, volunteers and contractors are required to pass a background check before work commences. The Alzheimer’s Association believes that engaging qualified individuals in our mission contributes to the overall strategic success of the organization. Background checks are valuable in promoting a safe work environment for Association employees, interns, volunteers, contractors, donors and clients.

Skills

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Healthcare
  • Social Work

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-6 hours per month, commitment of one year

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