NEEDED: Support Dementia Caregivers (Support Group Facilitator) - North Bay
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Support Group Facilitators lead or co-lead a support group for family members and caregivers seeking assistance, emotional support and information on all topics related to Alzheimer's disease: caregiving from diagnosis through the continuum of care, legal issues, research and advocacy information and opportunities. The Association offers support groups for family caregivers, as well as specialized groups (e.g., early stage group, frontotemporal lobe dementia caregiver group).
The purpose of the Alzheimer's Association support groups is to provide emotional, social, and/or educational support to group members.
Follow expectations and recommendations of the Support Group Facilitator Manual, including participation in initial and ongoing training, record keeping, and regular meetings with Alzheimer's Association staff
Arrange for speakers/presenters for the support group as needed
Encourage participants to provide assistance and emotional support to one another
Present pertinent Alzheimer's Association materials and information to group members
Inform the Alzheimer's Association in advance of any changes in Support Group Facilitators, time or location of group meetings
Experience with dementia as a family member or health care professional preferred
Ability to be empathetic and separate personal needs from group needs
Strong listening skills and effective communication skills
Ability to redirect and facilitate discussion as well as fulfill the duties and responsibilities as described in the Support Group Facilitator agreement
Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participant thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity, and respect
Commitment to promote the mission and services of the Alzheimer's Association
Willingness to act as an extension of the Alzheimer's Association and to put other responsibilities and obligations aside when acting in this role
Punctual and dependable
Monthly 3-hour shift, depending upon the specific support group assigned
A commitment of at least one year is expected
Training will be provided to all Support Group Facilitator volunteers.
Santa Rosa and San Rafael, CA
Interns, volunteers and contractors are required to pass a background check before work commences. The Alzheimer's Association believes that engaging qualified individuals in our mission contributes to the overall strategic success of the organization. Background checks are valuable in promoting a safe work environment for Association employees, interns, volunteers, contractors, donors and clients.
About Alzheimer's Association - Northern California / Northern Nevada
1450 Neotomas Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, US
Who We Are: Our Mission: 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. Our Vision : A world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia(r) The Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter, provides support, education, training, and other resources to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias or memory loss. To learn more about our programs and services, visit www.alz.org/norcal. We want to personally invite you to take advantage of our toll-free Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline. Whether you are a person experiencing memory loss, a caregiver, a health care professional, or a member of the general public, we can answer your questions, connect you with resources, or offer support. Please call us, day or night, at 800.272.3900. If you are facing Alzheimer's disease or related dementia, reach out for help. We are here for you. Volunteer Opportunities The Alzheimer's Association engages volunteers in every element of our mission. Volunteers' personal experiences, professional skills, local networks and unique insights amplify our mission and mobilize communities around this cause. We deeply value a diverse team of volunteers and staff partners who work together to end Alzheimer's for all individuals, especially rural, minority and underserved communities, which can face extra challenges when confronted by Alzheimer's disease. Please check all areas that interest you and we will follow up with specific opportunities and details. For more information and to explore volunteer opportunities, go to: https://www.alz.org/norcal/volunteer
What We Do: The Walk To End Alzheimer's is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer's awareness in your community. The Alzheimer's Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. Please consider starting a team or signing up to walk as an individual for walk day. We also are looking for help! We could not do it without our volunteers! Please consider volunteering with us. Who We Are: We provide support, care and education for those living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. This includes a 24/7 Helpline, 1-800-292-3900. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading non-profit contributor to critical research nationwide.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
August 6, 2023