Support Group Leader Position Description
The Barix Clinics Support Group Leader
is responsible for facilitating the support group meeting and providing accurate information and ongoing education about the
Barix program, within a positive supportive environment.
Support Group Leader Tasks/Duties:
Conduct monthly Barix Support Group meetings following guidelines in Support Group Leader Manual.
Maintain a positive outlook regarding Barix program as evidenced by personally practicing guidelines,
and serving as a role model to members of the support group.
Maintain records of attendance and prepare a brief summary of each month for submission to Support Group
Accept responsibility for securing a meeting place that is centrally located, have barrier-free access,
and adequate parking.
Notify Barix Clinics of any significant developments in the meetings:
changes in meeting times
changes in location
customer service concerns
Faithfully attending their support group meeting (not missing more than two consecutive meetings or four
meetings within one year).
Must have the desire and willingness to help others who have had weight loss surgery in their recovery
The Barix Clinics Support Group Leader must be a successful, compliant patient of Barix Clinics:
Have had bariatric surgery performed by Barix Clinics, and be at least 6
Shall be experiencing weight loss consistent with surgeon expectations.
Shall be free of significant medical complications.
Shall have a demonstrated commitment to following nutritional requirements,
and program guidelines.
Keeping current with office visits and lab tests.
Adherence to recommended activity/exercise program.
Must have the ability to successfully facilitate a group.
Ability to answer questions about Barix Clinics in a positive way, and/or directs them appropriately to
The effective Support Group
Leader gains personal satisfaction and community recognition in their role by delivering quality educational resources, emotional
support, and fellowship to Barix Clinics patients, assisting them in finding a new life free of their excess weight.
Volunteer Support Group Leader Agreement
Barix Clinics agrees to provide the following:
Support Group Leader password protected web pages that provide resources
and communication avenues with support group members and other Barix Clinics Support Group Leaders.
Monthly On Track With Barix newsletters
to be utilized as the education portion of the support group meeting.
As a volunteer Support Group Leader, I agree to do the following:
- Conduct monthly Barix Support Group meetings following guidelines in the Support Group Leader Manual.
- Maintain a positive outlook regarding the Barix Clinics program as evidenced by personally practicing
guidelines, and serving as a role model to members of the support group.
- Perform the Support Group Leader tasks/duties outlined in the Support Group Leader position description.
I agree to
serve as a Barix Clinics Support Group Leader for ______________________, for a period of one year.
Volunteer Support Group Leader
Barix Clinics Support Group Services Representative