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In this section, learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay itself, including the history of the organization, Board of Directors, and our Annual General Reports.

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History

Founded in the home of a family caregiver in 1984, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay was officially incorporated on July 25, 1986. It is a non-profit corporation and a registered charity, governed by a volunteer board of directors.

The Alzheimer Society is supported by individual and community donations, special events fundraising and also receives funding from the North West Local Health Integrated Network.

The Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay is affiliated with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Canada. As one of 38 chapters in Ontario, we support persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias as well as their families and partners in care.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, achieved together.

Our Mission: To alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and to promote research in the district of Thunder Bay.

We achieve this mission by:

  • Advocating for the rights and well-being of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as their partners in care
  • Offering information, support and education programs for people living with dementia, their families and partners in care
  • Promoting public education and awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to ensure people know where to turn for help
  • Funding research to find a cure and improve the care of people with dementia

Our Values: The Alzheimer Society is guided by and committed to these values:

  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Ted Davis-President
  • Maxine Tenander-Vice President
  • Laraine Tapak-Past President
  • Kathryn Lyzun-Secretary
  • Rob Gombola-Treasurer
  • Dr. Peter De Bakker-Member
  • Carol Pollard-Member

 

Career Opportunities

First Link Care Coordinator/Public Education Coordinator

REGIONAL ROLE

1 Vacancy- 35 hours per week

The First Link Care Coordinator/Public Education Coordinator (FLCC/PEC) will coordinate and integrate supports and services around the person living with dementia and their care partner as well as work in partnership with the Education team in the Thunder Bay office to provide community education and awareness.  This position will deliver services in the Nipigon, Greenstone, Marathon areas.

Qualifications

Education: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social work, gerontology or other related health care discipline.  Registered health professional designation and Master’s level education preferred

Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years’ client service experience in the health and/or social service sectors
  • Experience working directly with people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners
  • Experience and knowledge in management of chronic and complex health conditions
  • Knowledge of available community services/supports and clinical, social and residential care options
  • Understanding of roles and linkages across primary care, community care and specialized geriatric services
  • Strong knowledge of client-centred philosophy
  • Knowledge of clinical practices and training models related to dementia (eg: P.I.E.C.E.S. and U-First!)
  • Experience in assessment and care planning/coordination
  • Experience working in settings requiring inter-professional collaboration
  • Above Average Presentation and adult education skills
  • Demonstrated remote work environment team skills
  • Experience delivering support groups and education sessions in a variety of settings; virtual, in person

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies

  • Experience developing and delivering education to large groups
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including shared decision-making and facilitation
  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage competing tasks
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful
  • Excellent problem-solving and change management skills
  • Proficiency in technology (e.g.: Microsoft office and case management and care coordination systems)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team
  • Expertise and experience in cultural sensitivity and diversity
  • Work from home self time management and organization
  • Ability to speak French or other languages an asset

Professional License/Affiliations/Memberships/Certificates

  • Registration with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or a related regulatory body
  • A valid Ontario G Class driver ‘s licence, appropriate insurance and a reliable vehicle is required as there is travel associated with this position

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • General duties within an office environment.
  • Work from Home

Please apply via email [email protected] to the attention of: Pam Gerrie by 4PM on December 10, 2021, with the Subject Heading ‘FIRST LINK’

 

 

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Public Education Coordinator

1 Vacancy- 35 hours per week

The Public Education Coordinator (PEC) is responsible for the development and delivery of the Alzheimer Society’s educational programing and will strive to increase public awareness and education regarding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and ensure the effective delivery of the Alzheimer Society’s core services.

Qualifications

 

Education

 Post secondary education in gerontology, psychology, adult education, social work, recreation therapy, public health, nursing or social services field.

 

Experience:

 Knowledge and experience in gerontology and geriatric care and asset

Experience facilitating training in groups

Experience designing education and training programs

Knowledge of available community services/supports and clinical, social and residential care options

Understanding of roles and linkages across primary care, community care and specialized geriatric services

Experience working in settings requiring inter-professional collaboration

Knowledge of clinical practices and training models related to dementia (eg: P.I.E.C.E.S. and U-First!)

Experience working in settings requiring inter-professional collaboration

Excellent Presentation and adult education skills

Previous experience and/or knowledge of dementia and it’s impact on families

 

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies

 Experience developing and delivering education to large groups

Excellent communication (verbal and written)

Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia

Exceptional interpersonal skills, including shared decision-making and facilitation

Ability to prioritize workload and manage competing tasks

Ability to take initiative and be resourceful

Excellent problem-solving and change management skills

Proficiency in technology (e.g.: Microsoft office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team

Expertise and experience in cultural sensitivity and diversity

Ability to speak French or other languages an asset

 

Professional License/Affiliations/Memberships/Certificates

 A valid Ontario G Class driver ‘s licence, appropriate insurance and a reliable vehicle is required as there is travel associated with this position

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 General duties within an office environment.

 

Please apply via email [email protected] to the attention of: Pam Gerrie by 4PM on December 10th, 2021, with the Subject Heading ‘PUBLIC EDUCATION’