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Support Group Leader

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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc

  • 1 person is interested

Support Group Leaders create a safe and 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.



Key Activities:
  • 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 people with additional Association services and volunteer opportunities by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.
Qualification:

* Strong listening and effective communication skills with demonstrated ability to be
empathic and separate personal needs from group needs.
* Ability to redirect and facilitate discussion as well as fulfill the Facilitator's duties
and responsibilities as described in onboarding.
* 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.
* Passionate about the Alzheimer's Association mission with personal or professional
experience with dementia preferred.
* Must be age 21 to apply. Background checks are required.

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About Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc

Location:

1159 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85712, US

Mission Statement

The Desert Southwest Chapter's purpose is to empower and support individuals, families, care partners and communities affected by dementia in Arizona and southern Nevada. We offer a variety of free programs, services and resource information. These include a Helpline/Information & Referral 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, Family Care Consultation, Support Groups, Education, Early Stage programming and MedicAlert + Safe Return.

Description

The Southern Arizona Region of the Alzheimer's Association is located in Tucson and provides programs/services to the surrounding communities. Our programs objectives are in place to help increase awareness and knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and available resources, build usable skills to effectively manage the journey of Alzheimer's, reduce the isolation of the family care-giving experience and build social support, and lastly, to enhance the quality of life for both the person with the disease and the family caregiver. We hold an annual Southern Arizona Education Conference in the Spring; Half-day Family Caregiver Conferences throughout AZ for family members and friends of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, as well as Workshops and Community Education presentation requests, available in both English and Spanish. Our fundraising events are the Annual Wine to Remember held in the spring and Walk to End Alzheimer's events in the fall.

Community
Crisis Support
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Tucson, AZ 85712

(32.25409,-110.88509)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year
  • Vaccine required

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