Alzheimer Discussion Group Facilitator

(Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0302 Last Full Update: 28 May 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactAndrea Pitts, Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement, Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton; Phone: 905-529-7030 ext 201 * 888-343-1017; Email: volunteer@alzhh.ca
DutiesTo facilitate an Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton discussion/social group of care partners, family members and friends who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia at our Georgetown or Milton locations.
More Info Linkwww.alzhn.ca/volunteer
Benefits1. Knowledge that you are playing an integral role in helping those who are struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. 
2. Knowledge that you are aiding the Alzheimer Society in being able to offer a variety of specialized support groups. 
3. Independence and autonomy to run group. 
4. Limited time commitments. 
5. Access to Alzheimer Society resources (books, videos, journals) 
6. Applicable training fees reimbursed (food handling certificate)
ClientsCarers of those with dementia
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Health Care ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; 1. Knowledge of dementia and its implications for those caring for someone with the disease  
2. Group facilitation skills which include effective communication skills  
3. Personal or professional experience with those who have dementia and/or their families would be an asset  
4. Willingness to commit to on-going schedule of the discussion group  
5. Completed police record check on file
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction LevelCasual small group
Minimum Hours3 / Month
Dates and TimesOur needs are always changing. Please apply to inquire about Group Facilitator openings in your area.
LocationKnox Presbyterian Church 170 Main St. E. Milton or Extendicare 9 Lindsay Court, Georgetown
Number of PositionsGeorgetown: 2 individual(s) ; Milton: 2 individual(s) 
 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job ; The Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton will provide training and support to ensure your success!
TransportationCar or public transportation required.
Police CheckNot Required
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office
Office PhoneBurlington 289-837-2310; 
Hamilton 905-529-7030
Toll Free Phone1-888-343-1017
FaxBurlington 905-681-7783; 
Hamilton 905-529-3787
E-Mailadministration@alzhh.ca
Websitewww.alzhh.ca
Address & Map
4391 Harvester Rd, Unit 8
Burlington, ON L7L 4X1
 
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