Support Group Co-Facilitator - Simcoe County Locations

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office)

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Position ID: V-MID0653 Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 Last Full Update: 02 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMarguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066 * 1-800-265-5391; Fax: 705-722-9392; Email:
DutiesVolunteers work with Alzheimer Society Family Support Coordinators in 1) a morning Support Group, 2) an evening Support Group
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BenefitsSatisfaction in helping care partners through a challenging time. Assist care partners to know that they are not alone. Learn information about the resources in the community. Training in: listening skills, communication skills, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. group dynamics, crisis management, facilitation skills, coping skills/stress management, wellness
ClientsCare partners of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Ages21 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Suitable for individuals with a 'heartbeat' for care partners: understanding and compassion for the needs of care partners. Experience as a Facilitator is helpful. Able to anticipate & deal with sensitive situations. Excellent communications skills, organizational skills. Able to work as part of a team. Good understanding of dementia is an asset.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Small/medium Groups: 12 - 25 per group
Minimum Hours4 / Month
Dates and TimesTuesday: Morning, Evening
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsAlliston: 1 individual(s) ; Barrie: 2 individual(s) ; Bradford: 1 individual(s) ; Collingwood: 1 individual(s) ; Innisfil: 1 individual(s) ; Orillia: 2 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 1 individual(s) 
9 individual(s) needed in total. 
We have Support Groups in: Barrie, Collingwood, Alliston, Bradford, Innisfil, Orillia, Penetanguishene
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
CostThere is no cost to volunteer in this role.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Office Phone705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-5391
Address & Map
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4