Rockaway Peninsula Support Group Facilitator
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SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATORS
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our network of more than 75 chapters work relentlessly to advance world-class research, ensure access to gold-standard care and support, and engage mission-driven volunteers who make it happen.
Support Group Facilitators create a safe, open environment, where people share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia.
- Facilitate groups of caregivers or people living with dementia to provide social and educational support helping group members provide emotional support to one another.
- Present pertinent Association materials and information to group members and assure a positive experience for attendees.
- Connect the Rockaway Peninsula community with additional association services and volunteer opportunities by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.
- Ability to be empathic and separate personal needs from group needs.
- Strong listening and effective communication skills.
- Ability to redirect and facilitate discussions, as well as fulfill the duties and responsibilities as described in the Facilitator Agreement.
- Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participants’ thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity and respect.
- Commitment to promote the mission and services of the Association and willingness to act as an extension of the Association.
- Experience with dementia as a family member or healthcare professional preferred.
- Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term delivering a monthly or bi-weekly group.
- All program volunteers participate in initial training and ongoing education and must comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.
- Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
BENEFITS TO THE VOLUNTEER:
- Perfect your active listening and group management techniques while serving your Rockaway community.
- Increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
- Be recognized as a leader and resource for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Join a network of other volunteers, staff, and community leaders to help create a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
- Build your resume and skill set.
REPORTING & SUPPORT PROVIDED:
- Support Group Facilitator volunteers work with local staff partners.
- This position is supported by the Associate Director of Care and Support and the Care Consultant at the NYC Chapter.
- The Alzheimer's Association will provide training, information and electronic or printed materials to assist in your efforts.
For additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Community Relations Manager Cody Medina
About Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2240, New York, NY 10165, US
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through brain health. To learn more, visit alz.org/nyc or call the 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900, anytime.
The Alzheimer's Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals who recognized the need for an organization that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer's, and advance research into the disease.
Today the Alzheimer's Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. We are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. You can help advance our mission by volunteering for one of our signature fundraising events - the Walk to End Alzheimer's or The Longest Day.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
September 15, 2021
- Group Facilitation
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Social Work
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term, delivering a monthly group (12 sessions) or bimonthly group (24 sessions). Terms are renewable upon successful completion of annual goal-setting conversation with your staff partner.
- Participate in initial training and ongoing education about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and the Alzheimer's Association.