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 Orillia. We also have similar programs in Barrie and Collingwood.
|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