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Activities Assistant

Company: Harmony at Hope Mills
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

STATEMENT OF JOB:The Program Coordinator supports the Life Enrichment Director in implementing meaningful activity and recreational programs for the entire community, including Independent Living (IL -- if applicable), Assisted Living (AL), and Memory Care (MC). Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Resident Activity Programs:Assists Life Enrichment Director in orchestrating and delivering programs for all levels of care.May attend resident council meetings and work with committees of residents in an advisory and supportive capacity to identify resident and program needsAssists with planning monthly programs of activities for all levels of care (i.e., IL, AL and MC) per Harmony Senior Services guidelinesAssists in meeting new residents to complete the Resident Life ProfileMaintains activities area and supplies in a neat and orderly fashionProvides guidance and acts as a resource to staff on the importance of life enrichment and other areas regarding the quality of life for residentsSupports a dignified and caring atmosphere for residents, resident's families, visitors, and staffActivity Calendar:Assists Life Enrichment Director in implementing activity programs in compliance with Harmony Senior Services guidelines and standards:Aids in the process of planning activities by making suggestions or bringing knowledge of community resources to the attention of the Life Enrichment DirectorAssists in advertising programs by preparing and posting daily notices and posters as requiredArranges chairs, tables, and sporting or exercise equipment in specified areas for scheduled group or one-on-one activitiesAssists in resident transportation to get groceries, shopping, leisure activities and other resident activities. May transport residents to physician appointments occasionally as directedAssists in off-site outings for residents; providing transportation and safe coordination for participantsOrganizes facility activities for group and individual participationPolicies/Procedures/AdministrationAssists residents as necessary when going to and from activitiesEncourages participation through a friendly, welcoming attitudeLeads and assists resident activities as requestedHelps maintain equipment as necessaryAttends in-services and staff meetings as assignedCompletes all other duties as assignedRequirements:High school diploma or GEDA certified activities professional; or has two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one year of which was full-time in a long-term care setting providing programs for seniors with Alzheimer's and other related DementiaBe a Certified Dementia Practitioner or Eligible for CertificationRequires current First Aid and CPR certification or eligibility to obtain within 60 days of hireMaintain applicable state requirements of dementia specific trainingMust have a valid driver's license for the state in which the position is locatedMust have a safe/good driving record and be able to provide copy of the MVR. Must have or be willing to obtain a Commercial Driver's License, if requiredMust have compassion for and desire to work with the senior populationMust be a self-starter and demonstrate the ability to work responsibly & independently as well as a team playerMust be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others.Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staffAbility to represent the Community in a positive and professional mannerMust be able to communicate verbally and in writing, must be able to follow instructions and direction, interact with residents of varying backgrounds and abilities, and remain cheerful and calm under stressful situationsMust be able to bend, reach, walk, sit, stand and push/pull as the position requires.Must be able to lift 25 lbsAbility to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays

Keywords: Harmony at Hope Mills, Fayetteville , Activities Assistant, Other , Fayetteville, North Carolina

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