Support Group Facilitator for Young/Early-Onset Dementia Care Partners - Grand Forks
To facilitate an Alzheimer’s Association affiliated support group for care partners who are impacted by young/early-onset memory loss.
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 Support Group Facilitator 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.
Familiarity with issues that uniquely impact young/early-onset care partners.
Be comfortable with medical terms and healthcare issues.
Awareness of community dementia related resources and events.
Complete/pass a phone screen to determine if Support Group facilitation is a good fit.
Clear a background check prior to beginning with a Support Group
Work collaboratively with the Senior 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 Support Group Facilitator Training.
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).
Notify the Sr. Program Manager if there will be a change in group leadership, date/time, location, or decision to continue your group.
Complete necessary group attendance paperwork and return to Senior Program Manager on a monthly basis.
We'll work with your schedule.
311 S. 4th St., Suite 20Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Community Outreach
- Social Work
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Once a month