FIRST LINK DEMENTIA HELPLINE COORDINATOR
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 people affected, including family, friends, co-workers and other members of their communities. Our vision is of a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and that world begins with a more dementia-friendly society, where people affected by dementia are acknowledged, supported and included. When you work for the Alzheimer Society of B.C., you help us realize that vision by connecting more British Columbians to the support and education they need at any point on their dementia journey. You help us challenge stigma and change the future for people affected by dementia. You help us show people affected by dementia that they’re not alone.
Working as one of two Dementia Helpline Coordinators, and with a core group of Support and Education Coordinators throughout the province, ensures callers to the First Link Dementia Helpline are responded to through supportive listening, assessment of caller’s needs, recommendation of information resources, by making referrals to other Alzheimer Society of B.C. dementia support programs or community services as needed. May supervise a group of dedicated volunteers.
You have a post-secondary degree and several years of experience in a health or social service agency function, preferably with Helpline or support call experience. You also bring:
PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be asked to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and will also be required to obtain clearance through the BC government online criminal record check system.
We offer a flexible work environment, including opportunities for a nine-day fortnight and the possibility of working remotely within a hybrid work model. We also offer:
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
EMAIL (Only PDF or Word documents are accepted) your resume and a cover letter that details how your experience and qualifications match this opportunity. Please include your salary expectation.
This posting will remain open until the position is filled. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
300 – 828 West 8th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2
We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
To find out more about the Society, our programs, and about First Link® and the Dementia Helpline, visit www.alzheimerbc.org
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