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Alzheimer Society of Durham Region

Alzheimer Society of Durham Region works with local and regional agencies to meet the needs of people with dementia. It also provides support and education programs for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, and their family and professional care partners.
Alzheimer Society of Durham Region is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors of community professionals and caregivers.

Position:  Bilingual Family Support Coordinator

Region:  Durham Region

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Manager of Family Support, the Family Support Coordinator will be responsible for providing information and education through support group facilitation and one on one dementia specific supportive consultation to Francophones living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, their care partners and families throughout Durham Region. . 

Service Delivery Responsibilities:

  • Caregiver Support Group Facilitation; ensuring a positive, safe and respected community environment to build on and promote an opportunity for Family Caregivers to meet together and exchange ideas in a supported environment. 
  • Early Stage Support Group Facilitation; providing an opportunity for persons with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia to learn more about the disease, symptoms and symptom management 
  • Intake Support; as first responder to self-directed calls from the francophone community; gathering relevant information needed to assess and help identify support services needed for Family Caregivers and Persons With Dementia, providing information and referral as appropriate and establishing follow up support in the form of home, office consultation or support group involvement as required
  • Manage delegated First Link referrals sent by First Link referral partners by logging, organizing and entering First Link client information into a case management database, making initial phone contact and follow up support as required by individual(s) referred.

Administrative\ Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Maintain case documentation and service delivery statistical data entry in accordance with direct service policy requirements.
  • Active participation in agency related meetings, providing follow up action and involvement as designated, working collaboratively with colleagues in a positive team centered approach 
  • Represent the Society on community committees as assigned
  • Participation and involvement in key agency annual fundraising events as required
  • Other duties as assigned related to the family support, public education and awareness activities

French Proficiency:  French required

Salary:  To be negotiated

Terms of Employment:  Part-Time

Deadline for Application:  Friday, June 15, 2018

How to Apply:  Submit application to:, quoting 'Bilingual Family Support' in the subject line. Salary range expectation must be included in your cover letter. 
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Alzheimer Society welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Location:  Whitby

Profession Type:  Social Services (Social Workers, Counsellors)

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