Part Time Activity Assistant in Brookfield, CT at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 10/31/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Do you strive to “Be the Benchmark” and go the extra mile? Do you find yourself being “Called to Care” as a compassionate individual? Do you believe that working in teams is “Better Together” than going at a difficult task alone? Do you truly want to make a difference and impact lives through human connection? If you answered yes to these questions, then consider applying with us!

 

The Village at Brookfield Common is one of 60 Benchmark Senior Living Communities. We are currently seeking a compassionate, creative, self starting individual to join our Programming and Recreation team!

The Activity Assistant organizes and implements programs designed to meet the individual needs of our residents. The programs we offer are intended to fulfill needs while promoting self-esteem in a caring and nurturing environment. The Activity Assistant supports and assists the Programming Director in all necessary programming. Candidates must have availability on Fridays and Saturdays in order to qualify for this positon.

 

Primary 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

Job Requirements

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

  • Friday/Saturday availability; availability to work at least one major holiday

 

Benefits:

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