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Support Group Co-Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Families

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ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association, Northern CA and Northern NV

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested

We're looking for a wonderful co-facilitator to join our Openhouse volunteers in facilitating a support group twice a month. We're looking for someone with experience in facilitating groups or counseling, and someone with a lived experience with LGBTQ+-specific concerns.
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.

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.

Qualifications:
· 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 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.

Commitment Expected:
· Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term delivering a monthly group.
· All program volunteers participate in initial training and ongoing education and must comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.

Benefits to the Volunteer:
· Perfect your active listening and group management technique while serving your 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.

The Alzheimer's Association will provide training, information and electronic or printed materials to assist in your efforts.

Orientation includes several hours of online learning, self-study and shadowing or mentoring by local Alzheimer's

Association staff and volunteers. Some materials are available in multiple languages.

To apply to become a Support Group Facilitator, visit volunteer.alz.org

1 Shift

  • evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM PST
    2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Alzheimer's Association, Northern CA and Northern NV

Location:

2290 N. First Street, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95131, US

Mission Statement

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission: 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 the promotion of brain health. Our vision, A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Description

We provide programs and support services for patients, families, caregivers, and others in the San Francisco Bay Area affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Outside the federal government, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest research funder in the country and offers advocacy opportunities to make public policy change.

At the Alzheimer's Association, diversity and inclusion are vital to our mission. The Association leads strategic initiatives to support diversity and a culture of inclusivity. These strategic initiatives also strengthen outreach to all populations, providing communities with resources and support to address the Alzheimer’s crisis. By partnering with organizations locally and nationally to advance diversity and inclusion, the Association can broaden its reach in all communities.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
LGBTQ+
Seniors
Community, LGBTQ+, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations San Francisco, CA 94111

(37.79594,-122.400)
 

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 10-15 hours per month. Our group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month on Zoom from 6:00-7:30 PM.
  • Prefer to find someone LGBTQ+-Identifying.

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