Professionally leads caregiver support groups on an as needed basis. Creates a therapeutic environment that encourages feelings of trust and is conducive to disclosing sensitive information and to sharing and learning. Educates group members about community resources and provides linkage to resources as appropriate. Utilizes knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the individual's age and issues at hand to ensure that services and support provided meet their unique, physical and psychosocial needs. Helps group members develop coping strategies and educates them on how to maintain their own physical and emotional health and overall wellbeing. Understands the parameters, scope, and purpose of caregiver support groups. Provides up-to-date information on research, care and treatment to group members. Groups are meant for individuals who are at least 18 years of age or better and caring for an individual(s) who is at least 18 years of age or better.
Follows all applicable State and Federal regulations related to the provision of therapeutic groups. Age Appropriate Competency: Young and Senior Adults.
Supports the Mission of CHE Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.
Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):
- Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners; Minimum licensure level- Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in Maryland.
- Gerontology certificate preferred
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Possesses a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with family caregivers in a professional, supportive capacity and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a health care setting. Possesses a minimum of two years experience working with seniors and / or younger adults with functional limitations or acute or chronic disease. Experience leading or facilitating groups with adults preferred Posses superior interpersonal communication skills including active listening skills Demonstrates superior critical thinking and problem-solving skills Knowledgeable about community resources that support caregivers and the individuals for whom they are providing care Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of health conditions commonly seen in young, middle and senior adult populations Demonstrates knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and related types of cognitive impairment and evidenced-based interventions Demonstrates and understanding of issues and challenges that are generally faced by family caregivers Demonstrates visual and hearing acuity Demonstrates ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language
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