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Train to facilitate an Alzheimer's caregiver support group in Bryan/College Station

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Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter

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The Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is seeking to re-establish an in-person support group in the Bryan/College Station area. The location and meeting time have not yet been determined. Interested? You can help and have a say!

Alzheimer's Association 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.

Qualifications

  • Ability to be empathetic and separate personal needs from group needs.
  • Strong listening and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to redirect and facilitate discussion as well as fulfill the duties and responsibilities as described in the Facilitator Agreement.
  • 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 health care professional preferred but not mandatory.

Commitment Expected

  • Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term meeting monthly.
  • Training includes online general volunteer orientation (1 hour) + program volunteer orientation (1 hour) + self-study or in-person role training with staff partner (~4 hours). Background checks are required as part of the volunteer selection process.

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About Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter

Location:

6055 S Loop E at Long Drive, Houston, TX 77087, US

Mission Statement

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia -- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Description

The Alzheimer's Association(r) is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Community
Seniors
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Group Facilitation
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • 5 hours per month after training

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