Activities Assistant / Van Driver in Marlborough, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 2/3/2021

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Job Description

If you are Called to Care & Believe in Being the Benchmark, then this is the position for you! The Branches of Marlboro is looking for a Part Time Van Driver!

**$500 SIGN ON BONUS!**

Want to make your mark? Join Benchmark, a new type of senior living company. At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us –and to what truly matters!

The Van Driver is responsible for providing transportation for community residents. This position assists in planning, coordinating, and implementing all activities requiring van transportation as appropriate.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Maintains vehicles in accordance with warranty requirements and/or internal maintenance plan to ensure safe, working order
• Represents the community with a positive attitude and pride when interacting with potential residents and families
• Monitors individual resident needs in ambulation
• Must be hands-on with residents getting into and out of van to ensure their safety
• Acts as Activity Assistant when on excursions; stays with group at all times except for when parking the van
• Assists in planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating activities
• Participates in in-service training as required by state regulations

Demonstrates ability to set priorities

• Completes assignments in a timely manner while managing multiple duties and responsibilities
• Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to work in an environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration
• Demonstrates innovation and creativity
• Has patience, high energy, and resourcefulness in problem solving

The Activity Assistant organizes and implements programs designed to meet the individual needs of our residents. The program is intended to fulfill basic psychological, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs while promoting self-esteem in a caring, nurturing environment. The Activity Assistant supports and assists the Programming Director in all necessary programming.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• 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 • Supports the resident's abilities by understanding that all aspects of care can be viewed as an activity

• Demonstrates knowledge about residents in regard to background, participation needs, physical abilities, interests, cognitive capacity and attention span capability

• Communicates any changes in the residents condition or behavior pattern to Activity Director

• Must have a high school diploma, bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and knowledge of aging and disability issues. Must be qualified by experience and training to develop programs appropriate for elders and disabled individuals.

• Possesses training and knowledge in recreational activities

• Possesses training and knowledge of Alzheimer's and related dementias

• Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding residents, staff, and the community

• Shows an ability to relate to and perform job functions for the elderly in a positive and efficient manner

• Shows a consistent ability to coordinate multiple tasks, demonstrates a positive attitude, and works well under pressure

Job Requirements

 

• Must have a valid CDL License
• F Endorsement PSL
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding residents, staff, and the community
• Maintains a current understanding of procedures if an accident should occur with the van, with or without residents on board

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