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Become a Support Group Facilitator

 

Become a Support Group Facilitator

The Alzheimer's Association works 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.

WHAT: Become a Support Group Facilitator and 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. As facilitators, individuals may be responsible for general caregiver, adult children, spouse, gender-specific or language-specific groups and will encourage participants to provide assistance and emotional support to one another.

Volunteers will be expected to follow expectations and recommendations of the Caregiver Support Group Facilitator Manual, including participation in initial & ongoing training and submission of all required documentation to Chapter. Present pertinent Association materials and information to group members. Connect members of the community with additional Association services by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.

WHERE: Currently all support groups are being held virtually on Zoom. Facilitators would need access to a computer with webcam capability and internet to hold video conferences on Zoom monthly for support group sessions. Facilitators will also need to assist participants with technology (Zoom training provided during orientation).

TO QUALIFY: Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling or a related field required. Ability to be empathic and separate personal needs from group needs. Strong listening and effective communication skills. Be able to 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.

Online orientation includes: online program Volunteer Welcome and Orientation. Other required training include disease education training, zoom training and Support Group Facilitation training, and observation.

TO APPLY: Visit http://bit.ly/3n05PvV

*This is not a New York Cares project*

Partner

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help. Their mission 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 the promotion of brain health.