EASTERN AREA AGENCY ON AGING

POSITION DESCRIPTION

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: A Matter of Balance Coach

REPORTS TO: Health Programs Training Coordinator

GOAL OF ASSIGNMENT:      Deliver Matter of Balance information to participants.

JOB SUMMARY:

The A Matter of Balance Coach delivers fall-prevention information and material to community participants to reduce the risk of falling and improve awareness.

QUALIFICATIONS SOUGHT:

Experience and Education/Skills Desired:

· High School diploma or GED preferred.

· Experience working with the elderly and/or disabled adults preferred.

· Knowledge of services and programs available for older persons preferred.

· Prepare for each class by reviewing the A Matter of Balance manual and materials

· Organize the classroom with supplies and refreshments

· Present the class according to the directions, training and materials provided

· Encourage interactive discussion about the concepts and skills presented

· Demonstrate and coach the exercises outlined in the A Matter of Balance Program

· Monitor and connect with each participant

· Promote socialization and a solution-oriented environment among the participants

TIME COMMITMENT:

 Estimated hours: Attend 8 hours of coach training. Attend 2.5 hours of facilitator training  update annually. Facilitate A Matter of Balance for 8 weeks, meeting once per week for 2 hours. 

Scheduling: Varies, depending on community need. Agree to facilitate two A Matter of  Balance classes within one year of training.