Program Delivery Assistant

(Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie)

Position ID: V-BAR0101
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 23 Feb 2023

Opportunity Details: Program Delivery Assistant

Contact Kelly Luvisotto, Community Development Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Email:
  • Help with the set up and clean up of the projects each week.
  • Assist Art Therapist to ensure activity participation and socialization of each participant
  • Under direction of the Art Therapist/Family Support Coordinator, provide one-to-one support to the participants during the creative art process.
  • Assist with any other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
  • At the end of the Program (June) complete an evaluation form about the volunteer role in the Quest Art School + Gallery Program.
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  • Enjoy the benefits of an effective, creative team working towards a better quality of life for persons living with dementia and their care partner.
  • Assist in meeting the growing need for support and services for persons living with dementia and their care partner.
  • Gain front line experience working with persons living with dementia and their care partners.
  • Enhance/learn creative skills.
  • Enhance communication with older adults.
  • Provide input to the successful development of a new program for persons living with dementia and their care partners.
  • Clients Persons living with dementia and their care partners who are living in the community
    Ages 21 year(s) and up
    Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
    Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Therapy
    Skills/Experience Communication & 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 Length Short Term (3 months or less) - Weekly for 6 weeks 2-3 hours a week
    Interaction Level Small Group
    Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
    Location Midland
    Number of Positions Barrie: 2 individual(s) ; Midland: 2 individual(s) 
    4 individual(s) needed in total. 
    Program will take place in Midland
    Training Orientation - 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.
    Transportation Near public transit ; Volunteer will be required to find their own way to the Quest Art School + Gallery
    Cost No cost to volunteer
    Police Check Required
    Additional Requirements Documents 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 Insurance Available
    Community Sets Barrie ; South Simcoe ; VC - North Simcoe ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland

    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