Reporting to the Director of Support Services, the Counsellor is responsible for working directly with families and individuals diagnosed with dementia to ensure they receive ongoing support and access to resources and programs to meet their needs. They are also responsible for special caregiver projects.
About Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI)
Located in Montreal, Quebec, Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI) is a charitable organization that offers therapeutic programs to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additionally, AGI provides support services to families and professional care partners, focusing on best practices in dementia care, while sensitizing the community at large through education and awareness.
- Full-time – 35 hours/week (5 days per week)
- Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Occasional evenings as required by activities/programming needs
- Telework and In-Office as determined by the Executive Director
- This role is presently working remotely due to COVID-19. Expect to resume in-office work at the end of August 2021.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Respond to incoming referrals exploring the nature of the call, e.g. presenting problem, request for service, precipitating factors
- Assess client needs, develop intervention plans and follow ups
- Assess participants’ barriers to service, develop strategies to reduce these barriers, monitor and evaluate results
- Provide ongoing to support to clients and advocate on their behalf
- Identify and refer families to appropriate internal and external resources
- Monitor and maintain client files
- Liaise with the interdisciplinary staff to assess individual needs
- Liaise with other community agencies/health care practitioners
- Develop and facilitate support groups
- Responsible for a ‘Caregiver Support’ Program
- Assist in the Activity Centre on an as-need basis
- Deliver educational workshops and programs
- Community outreach
- Act as a resource to those in the community on dementia-related resources
- Fulfill any administrative duties related to their position including completing statistics, referral forms, writing reports, participate in meetings, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
- Fluency in French and English is a necessity
- University Degree in Social Work or a related profession
- Knowledge of Alzheimer disease and other dementia's and the impact on people living with dementia, caregivers and families
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to integrate and collaborate well with other professionals
- Strong ethical standards and a respect for client confidentiality
- Ability to demonstrate empathy, flexibility and leadership
- Knowledge of the Quebec healthcare system and community organizations
Following a successful 3-month probationary period:
- 4% vacation indemnity (2 weeks); paid leave during December holidays
- (dates determined by the Executive Director)
- 2 sick days, 3 personal days, 2 family obligation days per year
- Group Benefits Package that includes Health and Dental, AD&D, life insurance, dependent life insurance, long-term disability, critical illness and access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP)