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Starting A New Support Group

Barix Clinics

Support Group Leader Position Description

 

Position Summary:

 

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:

 

1.      Conduct monthly Barix Support Group meetings following guidelines in Support Group Leader Manual.

2.      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.

3.      Maintain records of attendance and prepare a brief summary of each month for submission to Support Group Services Coordinator.

4.      Accept responsibility for securing a meeting place that is centrally located, have barrier-free access, and adequate parking.

5.      Notify Barix Clinics of any significant developments in the meetings:

        changes in meeting times

        changes in location

        customer service concerns

6.      Faithfully attending their support group meeting (not missing more than two consecutive meetings or four meetings within one year).

 

Qualifications

 

1.      Must have the desire and willingness to help others who have had weight loss surgery in their recovery process.

2.      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 months post-surgery.

        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.

3.      Must have the ability to successfully facilitate a group.

4.      Ability to answer questions about Barix Clinics in a positive way, and/or directs them appropriately to Barix Clinics.

 

Benefits

 

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.

 


Barix Clinics

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.                                                                                              (location)

 

 

______________________________     _______________________________________

Volunteer Support Group Leader                     date                 Barix Clinics Support Group Services Representative             date

 

 

 
If you are interested in applying, please complete and submit the online application. 
 
Questions can be sent to supportgroup@barixclinics.com

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