Programming Assistant - Memory Care, Assisted Living in Lincoln, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 6/6/2020

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Job Description

Join The Commons in Lincoln, a breathtaking new campus, where you’ll enjoy many employee perks, incentive bonuses, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off and more. We will help you flourish in a vibrant, elegant and state-of-the art community.

We are looking for a Part-Time Activity Assistant for the Memory Care Neighborhood of our Assisted Living Community. 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 (Activity) Director in coordinating and implementing programs and services for residents with cognitive impairment.

 

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 schedule
  • Supports, encourages and directs independent activity pursuits, both individually and in small groups
  • Effectively communicates with residents, families and friends of residents
  • Effectively communicates with other members of the staff
  • Demonstrates knowledge about residents in regard to background, participation needs, physical abilities, interests, cognitive capacity and attention span capability
  • Communicates any changes in the resident’s condition or behavior pattern to Activity Director
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions as necessary
  • Ability to create a resident-centered environment
  • Varied work schedule

 

EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Must have a high school diploma, bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and knowledge of aging and disability issues
  • Possesses training and knowledge in recreational activities
  • Possesses training and knowledge of Alzheimer’s and related dementia 
  • 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
  • Demonstrates proficiency in computer applications including: Microsoft Office, calendar/newsletter software
  • At least one year of prior experience in a memory care setting

Job Requirements

Think senior living sounds boring? Think again. 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!