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Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness, Senior Services
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual,Transgender), Low-income communities, Military/Veterans, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns
Back To School

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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Volunteers needed through 11/1/2020

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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070
connect@scvolunteercenter.org

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