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Position # 3848
OrganizationAlzheimer Society of B.C.
Position Caregiver Support Group Facilitator
Impact Statement The Alzheimer Society of B.C. exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cures.
Description Caregiver support group facilitators create a safe space for caregivers of people living with dementia to share their experiences and strategies in a group setting. They offer education through structured discussions as well as information resources to help caregivers navigate the dementia journey. Facilitators exhibit discretion, empathy, strong listening skills, and a belief in the capacity of peers to support one another.  
 
Role responsibilities: Ensure the ground rules for discussion are followed, facilitate group discussion; provide information on programs, services, and education opportunities offered by ASBC; set up room and coordinate logistics; complete a support group report including attendance and regular debriefs with the supervisor
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
Training Details The Alzheimer Society of B.C. also provides an excellent and comprehensive training program to Support Group Facilitators. This includes an orientation to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.; basic education about dementia and its causes; information about caregiving issues faced by families; maintaining healthy boundaries; group facilitation training (either via e-learning modules or a virtual 2-day training); and on-going mentorship opportunities. The total time commitment for the training, which will take place over the first 3 months of your volunteer placement, is an additional 13.5 hours.
Minimum Duration More than 1 year
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Minimum one year commitment; groups are held once a month for 1.5 – 2 hours – a time commitment of 3 to 6 hours per month is needed. Schedule will be fixed (once a month) based which support group that currently needs volunteers you are matched with.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation Car required
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Senior Services
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Manage Meetings & Groups, Empathy, Ethical Framework
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website https://alzheimer.ca/en/bc
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Amy Gill
Phone 604-742-4907
Address 306 Burnside Road West Victoria, V8Z 1M1
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