Sensory Activities Assistant - Memory Care - Part Time in Yarmouth, ME at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

PURPOSE

Bay Square at Yarmouth is looking for a fun, energetic Activities Assistant for our new memory care sensory program!  Bay Square needs a Sensory Activity Assistant Tuesday through Saturday and/or Sunday and Monday from 1:00-4:00pm to ensure the highest quality of engagement is met!

A qualified candidate will organize and implement programs designed to meet the individual needs of the resident through purposeful, physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual programs through tactile stimulation.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads and implements small group and/or large group activities according to the programming schedule

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.

 

MIND AND MEMORY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.
  • Possesses knowledge of policies in the Harbor Family Handbook

 

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!

 

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