Support Group Co-Facilitator - Simcoe County Locations

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie)

Position ID: V-MID0653
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 06 Oct 2021

Opportunity Details: Support Group Co-Facilitator - Simcoe County Locations


Kelly , , Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Email:

Contact Kelly Luvisotto, Community Development Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Email:

Volunteers 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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Benefits Satisfaction 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.
Clients Care partners of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Ages 21 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Community Outreach ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/Experience Communication & 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 Length Long 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 Level Small Group ; Small/medium Groups: 12 - 25 per group
Minimum Hours 4 / Month
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Simcoe County
Number of Positions Alliston: 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
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie

Office Phone 705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5391
Fax 705-722-9392
Address & Map
20 Anne St S
Unit 3
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 2C6
Mailing Address PO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5R4