Programming Assistant in Quincy, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 6/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Atrium at Faxon Woods is looking for talented and caring Program Assistants to support our programming needs at our all Memory Care community.

The Program Assistant organizes and implements programs designed to meet the individual needs of the resident. 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 Programming Assistant supports and assists the Programming Director in all necessary programming. S/he safely uses all utilized equipment when planning or implementing programming.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 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
Resident Care - General
• 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 Program Director

Job Requirements

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Displays computer proficiency with working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
• Possesses excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to relate in a positive and professional way to a diverse resident and associate population
• Shows familiarity and experience using a wide variety of equipment related to the recreational programs of elders and the disabled, including, but not limited to, craft supplies, VCR, stereo, stove, and food preparation equipment
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding residents, staff, and the community
• Pursues educational development in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
• Possesses training and knowledge of Alzheimer’s and related dementias
• Demonstrates understanding of the emotional stress of having a loved one with dementia by responding professionally and sensitively to the family’s needs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

• Physical stamina and ability to assist residents or lift residents where needed and in emergencies.

BENEFITS

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