Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
A Matter of Balance Coach
Are you interested in helping reduce falls among older adults? We invite you to join our team and become a workshop coach for Matter of Balance classes. What is a Matter of Balance Coach? A Coach co-leads the Matter of Balance class sessions with another Coach. Two Coaches are required to teach the class to participants. What qualities and experience are necessary to become a Coach? Good communication and interpersonal skills Enthusiasm Dependability Willingness to lead a small group Interest in working with older adults Life experiences are valued, with education or healthcare experience a plus Ability to perform range of motion and low-level endurance exercises Ability to carry up to 20 pounds How do you become a Coach? Attend eight hours of Coach training taught by the Master Trainer(s) and earn A Matter of Balance Coach Certification Attend 2.5 hours of Coach training updates annually Agree to coach two Matter of Balance classes within one year of certification What are the Coach's responsibilities? Prepare for each class by reviewing the 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 Matter of Balance Program Monitor and connect with each participant Promote socialization and a solution-oriented environment among the participants Have fun!
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