Program Delivery Assistant

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S)

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Position ID: V-BAR0101 Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 Last Full Update: 18 Dec 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactMarguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Fax: 705-722-9392; Email:
Duties1. Help with the set up and clean up of the projects each week. 
2. Assist Art Therapist to ensure activity participation and socialization of each participant. 
3. Under direction of the Art Therapist/Family Support Coordinator, provide one-to-one support to the participants during the creative art process. 
4. Assist with any other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the program. 
5. At the end of the Program (June) complete an evaluation form about the volunteer role in the Quest Art School + Gallery Program.
More Info
Benefits1. Enjoy the benefits of an effective, creative team working towards a better quality of life for persons living with dementia and their care partner. 
2. Assist in meeting the growing need for support and services for persons living with dementia and their care partner. 
3. Gain front line experience working with persons living with dementia and their care partners. 
4. Enhance/learn creative skills. 
5. Enhance communication with older adults. 
6. Provide input to the successful development of a new program for persons living with dementia and their care partners.
ClientsPersons living with dementia and their care partners who are living in the community
Ages21 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Therapy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - Has experience communicating with older adults ; Confidentiality ; Creativity - Willing to learn about working with various media, various techniques ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness - Commitment to a weekly program ; Elder Care - Aware of the ageing process ; Friendly & Outgoing - Comfortable initiating conversation and including others in conversation and activities ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently - Able to take direction, Can take initiative when necessary ; Team Work - Enjoys working with others ; Have basic knowledge and experience with dementia. Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners.
Commitment LengthMid- February to end of June. Currently, program to be a pilot until June. Potential to run again for the duration of the year.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - Team works one-to-one with persons living with dementia and care partners
Dates and TimesThursday: Morning
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
LocationQuest Art School + Gallery, Midland
Number of PositionsMidland: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total. 
Program will take place in Midland
TrainingOrientation - Orient. to Alzheimer Society, volunteer policies and procedures: approx. 1 hour ; Training is provided - Orientation to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias: approx. 3 hours ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job - General training for various art techniques used ; Training on-going - Access to Society's more advanced dementia training, if applicable ; Supervised: 1. weekly by Art Therapist, 2. Monthly, Family Support Coordinator will be on site to guide and support volunteers and answer their questions, and guide and support clients.
TransportationNear public transit ; Volunteer will be required to find their own way to the Quest Art School + Gallery
Application Deadline31 Jan 2020
CostNo cost to volunteer
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsDocuments to obtain Police Check will be provided by Volunteer Resources Coordinator. Two interviews required: 1. General interview with Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 2. Interview with both Mgr. Education and Support & Family Support Coordinator
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Start DateOn or after 10 Feb 2020
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
Office Phone705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-5391
Address & Map
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County - Barrie Office
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4