Activities Assistant - Part Time Opportunity, Weekends a must! in Yarmouth, ME at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 6/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

PURPOSE

Bay Square at Yarmouth is looking for a fun, energetic Activities Assistant who organizes and implements programs designed to meet the individual needs of the resident. The Activities Assistant supports and assists the Programming Director in all necessary programming. S/he safely uses all utilized equipment when planning or implementing programming.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Resident Care – Programs

• Assists in the development and implementation of an innovative daily program for residents
• Leads and implements one-on-ones, small group and large group activities according to the programming schedule
• Supports, encourages and directs independent activity pursuits, both individually and in small groups

Job Requirements

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Displays computer proficiency with working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
• Possesses excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to relate in a positive and professional way to a diverse resident and associate population
• Shows familiarity and experience using a wide variety of equipment related to the recreational programs of elders and the disabled, including, but not limited to, craft supplies, VCR, stereo, stove, and food preparation equipment
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding residents, staff, and the community.

MIND AND MEMORY REQUIREMENTS - (only for Programming Assistants who will be working in Harbor)

• Pursues educational development in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
• Possesses training and knowledge of Alzheimer’s and related dementias
• Demonstrates understanding of the emotional stress of having a loved one with dementia by responding professionally and sensitively to the family’s needs.
• Possesses knowledge of policies in the Harbor Family Handbook

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

• Physical stamina and ability to assist residents or lift residents where needed and in emergencies.

BENEFITS

We believe in offering our employees competitive pay. To learn more about our pay and benefits, please apply today!

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