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Alzheimer Society of Durham Region

To improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their care partners.

Position:  Bilingual Family Support/Public Education Coordinator

Region:  Durham Region

Description:  Family Support/Public Education Coordinator is responsible for the effective and timely planning, delivery and evaluation of Family Support and Public Education programming to Francophones living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, their care partners and families.


Family Support:

  • Liaises and collaborates with community partners and medical professionals in accordance with First Link referral initiatives
  • Supports client intake 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
  • Provides information and referral as appropriate and establishes follow up support in the form of home, office appointments or support groups as required
  • Facilitates French language support group(s) 
  • Maintains case documentation and statistical data in accordance with policy requirements and shared agreements

Public Education:
  • Assists in the coordination, design, delivery and evaluation of public education and awareness events to the francophone community, including persons with dementia, family and the general public using a wide array of delivery methods including, but not limited to, presentations, forums, consultations, dementia simulations, and web based e-learning.
  • Coordinates and executes the delivery of dementia friendly community initiatives and training programs
  • Assists with the collection of statistical data
  • Assists with the recruitment, training & supervision of public education volunteers who may assist with programming in the francophone community
  • Acts as resource for inquiries from the general public and for the Society regarding programs and services
  • Maintain a current knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and current resources available to the francophone community

  • Participates in internal staff meetings as scheduled 
  • Represents the society on community committees as assigned 
  • Other duties as assigned related to the family support, public education and awareness activities

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in health, social work, community development or social services
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills in both French and English (language competency testing will be conducted)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners and older adults
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in the delivery of education & training to adults
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementias
  • Specific training in dementia studies is considered an asset 
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation & presentations
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization preferred 
  • Excellent organization, planning and time management skills 
  • Demonstrated experience in working as part of a team
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as required
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License with daily access to a vehicle
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector search required

French Proficiency:  French required

Salary:  TBD

Terms of Employment:  Full-time

Deadline for Application:  Monday, November 20, 2017

How to Apply:  

Submit applications quoting “FLS” to:

Letter of application, to accompany resume, must be submitted in English and French. State salary expectation in cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline is Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Location:  Durham Region

Profession Type:  Social Services (Social Workers, Counsellors)

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