Job Posting 84154

Minds in Motion Coordinator
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Cariboo, North Coast / Nechako / North East
Prince George
closes in 19 days (Fri, 22 Jul)
part time  •  $35,680 to $53,440 (21 hours per week)

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss. The individual attends the program with a care partner or friend. The Minds in Motion® Coordinator is responsible for the facilitating the Prince George Minds in Motion® program, which includes screening participants, supervising volunteers and working in close partnership with the YMCA facility and fitness instructor. 

                                           

Working as part of a two-person staff team based out of the Prince George Resource Center, the Minds in Motion® Coordinator will also assist in coordinating volunteers who are involved in other on-line or in-person programs and services delivered by the Society in Prince George and throughout the Northern communities. Experience with Indigenous communities and cultural practices is an asset.

    

RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                                                                     

  • Plans and facilitates social interaction through activities that engage people with dementia and their care partners, guided by their needs, abilities, and interests.
  • Evaluates the ongoing appropriateness of participants in the program and manages the process of transitions from the program with awareness and sensitivity.
  • Works in partnership with the fitness instructor and the facility to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the participants.
  • Coordinates and supervises volunteers who assist in Minds in Motion® or other  programs and services in Prince George and northern communities.
  • Connects participants to Alzheimer Society of B.C. services and other community resources for people with dementia and their families, as needed.      

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Relevant post-secondary education and 2 years of experience in the delivery of community services or programs, specifically from a health-related or social agency setting.
  • Desire to work with people who are affected by dementia and their care partners.
  • ExperiencewithIndigenouscommunities, or a strong interest in learning more about Indigenous cultural approaches.
  • Experience supervising and supporting volunteers to deliver services in a program or group setting.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; excellent interpersonal and customer service
  • Proven leadership abilities and able to work
  • Experience providing support and information in a human services
  • Some knowledge and experience with dementia (personal or professional) and an understanding of related
  • Able to lift and move equipment used in the

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be asked to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and will also be required to obtain clearance through the BC government online criminal record check system.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Some evening and weekend work may be required. Flexibility regarding scheduling is expected.

ABOUT US

There are approximately 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia, and this number is growing. For every person living with dementia, there are many more people affected, including family, friends, co-workers and other members of their communities. Our vision is of a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and that world begins with a more dementia-friendly society, where people affected by dementia are acknowledged, supported, and included. When you work for the Alzheimer Society of B.C., you help us realize that vision by connecting more British Columbians to the support and education they need at any point on their dementia journey. You help us challenge stigma and change the future for people affected by dementia. You help us show people affected by dementia that they’re not alone.

 

We offer a flexible Hybrid work environment, including opportunities for a nine-day fortnight and/or the ability to work from home on occasion. We also offer:

  • Excellent employee benefits
  • Competitive hourly rate of $24.51 to $36.70 (at .8FTE, this equates to a salary range of $35,680 to $53,440)
  • Participation in Group
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program for you and your
  • Growth and learning
  • Generous leave provisions (vacation, sick, personal days, ).
  • 13 paid statutory holidays a year

Equity, diversity and inclusion are essential to societal change and healthy workplaces. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have historically been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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