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Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Danielle Mulvihill
Director of Administration
Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

1750 Russell RD, Suite 1742
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1G 5Z6

TEL: 613-523-4004 x3105
FAX: 613-523-8522

E-mail: info@dsorc.org
Web: www.dementiahelp.ca

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The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County provides support, information and education to individuals and families coping with dementia.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking a Co-Facilitator Volunteer with our Rural Ottawa South Support Group in Manotick.

The Caregiver Support Group Facilitator is expected to support the DSORC mission to alleviate the personal and social consequences of living with dementia by providing a safe and welcoming environment for caregivers’ discussion and support.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Facilitate group discussion
• Inform the participants about the objectives and ground rules for the group
• Empower participants by discussing the important role they play for themselves and each other
• Support inclusion of participants through invitation and inclusion and by providing a safe and comfortable environment
• Initiate, clarify and summarize discussions as required
• Harmonize to reduce tension and encourage participants to explore differences
• Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding participant information and experiences
• Set up room and coordinate logistics
• Complete support group report including attendance and debrief with staff lead

Qualifications and Skills:

• Proficiency in English and/or French
• Experience as a caregiver to a person living with dementia required
• Understanding and knowledge of the lived experience of dementia required
• Excellent communication skills and experience in group facilitation
• Respect for diversity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity
• Effective listening skills, empathy, and adaptability
• Ability to work collaboratively with co-facilitator and supervisor and take initiative
• Reliability and professionalism
• Respect for the boundaries of the position and participant confidentiality
• Education in the social sciences is an asset


Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process.

Position suitability evaluation and approval will be conducted by supervisory staff after completion of the volunteer application process with the Volunteer Coordinator. This evaluation period extends throughout training/mentorship prior to final approval of volunteer assignment.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org.

Location: Manotick, ON
Deadline: Sep 13, 2019