A Matter of Balance Instructor

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ORGANIZATION: Vivalon

Vivalon is recruiting Instructors to help teach our two evidence-based Fall Prevention programs.

A Matter of Balance (AMoB)helps older adults reduce their fear of falling by increasing activity levels, encouraging small changes to reduce fall risks at home, and teaching ways to exercise to increase strength and balance. ​Evidence-based programs have been proven effective by rigorous evaluation and adapted into models that organizations like Vivalon can replicate to serve their clients. ​

Criteria for Leadership
 Good communication and interpersonal skills.
 Enthusiasm.
 Dependability.
 Willingness to lead a small group.
 Interest in working with older adults.
 Life experiences valued- with education or health care experience a plus.
 Ability to perform a range of motion and low-level endurance exercises.
 Ability to carry up to 20 lbs.

Classroom Responsibilities
 Prepare for each class by reviewing the 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 Program.
 Monitor and connect with each participant.
 Promote socialization and a solution-oriented environment among the participants.
 Have fun!

*Stipend may be available.

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About Vivalon

Location:

999 Third Street, San Rafael, CA 94901, US

Mission Statement

Vivalon's Mission: We advance the independence, health, and quality of life for older adults and people with disabilities. Vivalon's Core Values: Honesty, Equity, Appreciation, Responsibility, and Teamwork.

Description

Vivalon's Active Aging Campus at 999 Third Street in San Rafael provides delicious meals, educational classes, multicultural gatherings, and information and referral services. Vivalon also offers special needs transportation, such as trips to medical appointments and grocery stores, as well as delivering meals for homebound clients. Vivalon is looking for dedicated, caring, and fun-loving volunteers!

We offer volunteer opportunities driving for the Meals on Wheels program and our CarePool program (where volunteers use their own cars to bring individuals to Drs. appointments or grocery shopping). We also have opportunities for outgoing volunteers to help in the Vivalon Cafe. Please click on one of the icons below to learn more about how you can help older adults enjoy aging with dignity in Marin. You may also contact us by emailing: volunteer@vivalon.org or calling 415-456-9067.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Marin County locationsSan Rafael, CA 94901

(37.96506,-122.50333)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • A MATTER of BALANCE (AMoB) Instructor time commitment: 16 hours of classroom instruction (8 weeks, 1x week for 2 hrs) 8-hour training (before first class) 8 hours of prep/take down TOTAL HOURS = 32 hours

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