Activity Assistant in Framingham, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Benchmark Senior Living is growing, and we are excited to welcome our 62nd community; The Branches of Framingham! Our beautiful state of the art  community will feature 76 traditional apartments and 28 memory care apartments opening in early 2020! We are seeking a Full and Part Time Activity Assistants for traditional and memory care.

We offer:

  Competitive wages  Bonus & incentive programs  Paid training   Growth opportunities

Apply now and be part of a truly amazing team, great working environment, a company who values the human connection and encourages growth and advancement of their employees! Benchmark has been voted Best Place to Work 11 years in a row!

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 in all necessary programming.

• 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

Job Requirements

 • 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

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