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Position Name: Activities Assistant
Location: Harbor House - BaneSouth


 

Activities Assistant, Part-Time

 

Seeking energetic, hard-working self-starter to develop and implement activities for seniors. Must be available for weekend and holiday rotation. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Primary responsibility of this position is to provide scheduled group activities for seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:
- Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
- High School Diploma or GED.


 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly and at times emotionally upset people within the center.
  • Understand the approach and structure of recreation for Alzheimers groups
  • Encourage participation in therapeutic recreation groups
  • Implement and lead activities of therapeutic recreation according to monthly schedule and scheduled hours
  • Must move intermittently through the work day
  • Push residents in wheelchair weighting up to 250 lbs
  • Assist in planning and implementation of organized program for recreation
  • Assist in providing a planned resident-specific, goal-directed recreation program
  • Write recreation progress notes
  • Assist in developing a written comprehensive plan of care for each resident that identifies the problems / needs of the residents and the goals to be accomplished
  • Transport residents to and from recreation program
  • Maintain composure in emergency situations
  • Manage time efficiently
  • Assure confidentiality of all residents
  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, families, and staff
  • Be able to take direction and work as a team

Preferably two years of experience in a long term care or Alzheimer’s/Dementia care facility leading group recreation programs, or similar experience but training and support will be provided to the right candidate!

·· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· High School Diploma or GED

EEO employer

 


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