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Job Number:  46058
Support and Education Coordinator, First Link - Fraser Region
Job Posted: Friday, 6 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
(65 days ago)
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

There are approximately 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia and this number is growing.  For every person living with dementia, there are many more who are affected: family, friends, co- workers and more. Your work will help us connect with more British Columbians to provide the education and support they need when they are on the dementia journey and reassure them they are not alone. Your work will help us raise awareness, challenge stigma and pursue our vision of a dementia-friendly B.C. – a kinder, more inclusive and supportive place for people who are affected by dementia.


Working independently and as part of a provincial team, the Support & Education Coordinator/First Link works with First Link referral systems to provide outreach to clients, deliver support and education programs within an assigned region, and build strong community and health care professional relationships.


This position is based in the Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre located in Surrey, B.C. Travel within the North Fraser and Fraser region will be required.


Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure the Society’s core programs and services (information, support services and education) are consistently delivered at the community level, utilizing various delivery methods and responding to the needs of the primary target groups
  • Deliver standardized workshops for caregivers, people with early symptoms of dementia , and the public
  • Develop and oversee support groups for family/friend caregivers and people with early symptoms of dementia, recruiting and supporting volunteer facilitators
  • Develop and maintain relationships with health care professionals through presentations, informal and formal contacts and information exchanges to build referral network
  • Manage the referral process to facilitate early intervention
  • Maintain proactive outreach and ongoing follow up with people with dementia and their families, and connections to services and supports
  • Work with the team to develop and implement a plan to build and maintain an effective volunteer base to help deliver programs and services, utilizing Society accepted policies and practices
  • Maintain a client & referral sources database, ensuring recordkeeping is objective and current
  • Collect intake forms and statistics, prepare reports and participate in the evaluation process
  • Other duties as required to meet the needs of the role in relation to organizational goals


Qualifications and Skills


  • Post-secondary degree and 3 to 5 years of experience in a health or social agency related function OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and caregiving issues
  • Experienced in providing support and education in a human services environment, public speaking and presenting structured education programs, group facilitation, peer support interventions, volunteer management, and developing and building community connections.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, strong organizational and time management skills, able to work independently, strong attention to detail.


NOTE:   Some evening and weekend work is required. Flexibility with regards to scheduling is expected.  Must be able to drive and have reliable transportation.


Thank you for your interest in the work of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.  Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted directly.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please provide your resume and a cover letter that outlines how your qualifications match this position.
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
300 - 828 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2

Tel: 604-681-6530
www:   www.alzheimerbc.org

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