Support Group Co-Facilitator - Simcoe County Locations

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S)

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Position ID: V-MID0653 Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 Last Full Update: 06 Oct 2021
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 afternoon Support Group or 3) an evening Support Group, depending upon the community.
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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
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
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) ; The application process and training for this role is significant and takes some time. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one year.
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Small/medium Groups: 12 - 25 per group
Minimum Hours4 / Month
Dates and TimesSupport Groups take place in: morning, afternoon or evening depending upon the needs of each community. Days and times of meeting will be discussed during the interview. Check our website for further information:
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationSimcoe County
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
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
Office Phone705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-5391
Address & Map
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County - Barrie Office
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4