Support Group PLUS Respite Program
(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office)
|Contact||Marguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705 722 1066; Fax: 705 722 9392; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||1. Greet participants upon arrival. Assist with seating if necessary. Provide participants with their name tags. |
2. Assist with assigned tasks such as group discussions, setting up and cleaning up supplies/equipment, providing one-to-one assistance.
3. Provide encouragement and support to participants during activities.
4. Ensure safety of participants at all times.
5. Listen carefully and with respect to the participants.
|More Info Link||www.alzheimer.ca/simcoecounty|
|Benefits||1. Satisfaction in supporting the well-being of people living with dementia. |
2. Application/development of social/recreational skills.
3. Opportunity to network with other volunteers, facilitators and staff.
4. Opportunity for additional education through Facilitator Meetings and attendance at Dementia Conference.
|Clients||Individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Areas of Interest||Mental Health / Addictions ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Direct experience working in social/recreational programs supporting people living with dementia in the early to mid stages; Good understanding of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia; Maintains confidentiality. Breach of confidentiality results in dismissal.|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Training takes some time. This role is relationship building with clients.Time and consistency is important in relationship building.|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||4 / Month|
|Dates and Times||Wednesday: Afternoon (First Wednesday afternoon of the month)|
|Number of Positions||Orillia: 1 individual(s) ; Orillia and area: 1 individual(s) |
1 individual(s) needed in total.
This position description applies to similar programs in Orillia, Barrie and Collingwood. As of April 10, 2018, we do not need volunteers in any of these positions. This information will be updated as soon as positions are again available.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going|
|Transportation||Near public transit|
|Cost||There is no cost to the volunteer.|
|Organization Name||Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-265-5391|
|Address & Map|
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
|Mailing Address||PO Box 1414 |
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4