To facilitate an Alzheimer’s Association affiliated Early Stage Engagement Program for individuals with MCI or Early Stage dementia and/or care partners for the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, following the established policies and procedures.
Motivated, resourceful and dependable (ability to commit to at least one year)
Positive and encouraging attitude and willingness to learn about others
Good interpersonal communication skills
Respectful of cultural diversity and possess the ability to relate to individuals of all socio-economic backgrounds
Recognize and respond appropriately to requests
Empathy for individuals and care givers
Ability to complete required Early Stage Engagement Training.
Individual will need or develop:
Experienced with and sufficient knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Familiarity with association and community disease-related resources, programs, and events.
Be comfortable with medical terms and healthcare issues
Awareness of community dementia related resources and events
Complete/pass a phone screen to determine if Early Stage Engagement Program facilitation is a good fit
Clear a background check prior to beginning with an Early Stage Engagement Program
Work collaboratively with the Program Manager
Begin each meeting with a welcome to new members, introductions and discussion of ground rules and meeting purpose
Create a safe atmosphere
Develop meeting time/schedule and ground rules
Follow participant eligibility requirements as outlined by the Association’s Early Stage Social Engagement Program.
Educate and refer participants to the Association’s programs and services including Information Helpline, Care Consultation, Safe Return and Family Education (NOTE: If a health care professional, does not refer to their own programs/services OR provide any related materials)
Complete necessary group attendance and evaluation paperwork