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

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time/Part-Time
  • Location:
    Walpole, MA
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/13/2018

Job Description

The Memory Care Program Assistant reports directly to the Program Director and also works under the guidance and supervision of the Memory Care Director and Harbor Program Coordinator.

    **Flexibility for weekends and early evening.

The Harbor Program Assistant is to organize and implement programs designed to meet the individual needs of the resident. The program is intended to fulfill basic psychological, intellectual, physical, social and emotional and spiritual needs while promoting self-esteem in a caring, nurturing environment.

• Assists in the development and implementation of an innovative seven day a week activity program that is engaging
• Responsible for leading and implementing one-on-one, 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
• Encourages and motivates residents to attend and participate in programming and activities
• Communicates any changes in the residents condition or behavior pattern to Harbor Care Director
• Stays with group at all times when on excursions

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

BENEFITS

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