Program Assistant, Minds in Motion

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie)

Position ID: V-ALL0096
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 23 Feb 2023

Opportunity Details: Program Assistant, Minds in Motion

Contact Kelly Luvisotto, Community Development Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Email:

Assist with participant pre-evaluations and assessments 
Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities 
Assist Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization 
Under direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during physical activity component of the program 
Assist with any other required task 
Complete a post evaluation form

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Benefits Training and education received will be of personal value for brain health! Training and experience will be of benefit when applying for professional or volunteer positions in the future 
Be an integral part of a team working toward a better quality of life for persons living with dementia and their care partners 
Gain front line experience working with persons with dementia 
Be a part of an evaluation process by assisting with the delivery and collection of content which will inform a provincial evaluation of Minds in Motion implementation
Clients Persons living with dementia and their care partners
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Health Care ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Program Coordination / Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages ; Enjoy working with others, comfortable initiating conversation and including others 
Patient, friendly and fun, comfortable in a non-competitive, inclusive environment 
Have some experience communicating with older adults 
Be physically able to participate in the physical activity component of the program 
Commit to program  
Aware of the aging process 
Have a basic knowledge and experience with dementia - training will be provided 
Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners 
Physical activity or therapeutic recreation background
Commitment Length Short Term (3 months or less) ; Three hours per week for 9 weeks 
30 minute set up, 2 hour program, 30 minute take down, clean up, de-brief 
Programs will eventually run 3 times per year - trained volunteers are encouraged to return to assist with programs held throughout the year
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Each Minds in Motion program will have a maximum of 22 participants: 11 persons living with dementia, 11 care partners
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Accessibility Unknown - there will be access at the majority of locations ; Minds in Motion will be held at various community locations. Degree of accessibility is dependent upon the community location.
Location Simcoe County
Number of Positions Alliston: 2 individual(s) ; Barrie: 2 individual(s) ; Bradford: 2 individual(s) ; Collingwood: 2 individual(s) ; Innisfil: 2 individual(s) ; Midland: 2 individual(s) ; Orillia: 2 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 2 individual(s) ; Wasaga Beach: 2 individual(s) 
18 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Orientation to local Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County and volunteer policies and procedures 
Orientation to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias 
Orientation to Minds in Motion and specific role 
Opportunity to participate in Minds in Motion specific webinars scheduled throughout the year
Transportation Near public transit ; Driver License required ; Car required ; Volunteers must be able to access the location of the Minds in Motion program on their own.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements At the time of the interview, volunteers will be provided with the documentation that will enable them to obtain a Police Check.

Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie

Office Phone 705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5391
Fax 705-722-9392
Address & Map
20 Anne St S
Unit 3
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 2C6
Mailing Address PO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5R4