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Senior Living Activities Assistant - FT & Flex Schedule

Company: Harmony at Savannah
Location: Savannah
Posted on: January 15, 2022

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 needs

Assists with planning monthly programs of activities for all levels of care (i.e., IL, AL and MC) per Harmony Senior Services guidelines

Assists in meeting new residents to complete the Resident Life Profile

Maintains activities area and supplies in a neat and orderly fashion

Provides guidance and acts as a resource to staff on the importance of life enrichment and other areas regarding the quality of life for residents

Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere for residents, resident's families, visitors, and staff

Activity 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 Director

Assists in advertising programs by preparing and posting daily notices and posters as required

Arranges chairs, tables, and sporting or exercise equipment in specified areas for scheduled group or one-on-one activities

Assists in resident transportation to get groceries, shopping, leisure activities and other resident activities. May transport residents to physician appointments occasionally as directed

Assists in off-site outings for residents; providing transportation and safe coordination for participants

Organizes facility activities for group and individual participation

Policies/Procedures/Administration

Assists residents as necessary when going to and from activities

Encourages participation through a friendly, welcoming attitude

Leads and assists resident activities as requested

Helps maintain equipment as necessary

Attends in-services and staff meetings as assigned

Completes all other duties as assigned

Requirements:
High school diploma or GED

A 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 Dementia

Be a Certified Dementia Practitioner or Eligible for Certification

Requires current First Aid and CPR certification or eligibility to obtain within 60 days of hire

Maintain applicable state requirements of dementia specific training

Must have a valid driver's license for the state in which the position is located

Must 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 required

Must have compassion for and desire to work with the senior population

Must be a self-starter and demonstrate the ability to work responsibly & independently as well as a team player

Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others.

Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff

Ability to represent the Community in a positive and professional manner

Must 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 situations

Must be able to bend, reach, walk, sit, stand and push/pull as the position requires.

Must be able to lift 25 lbs

Ability to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays

Keywords: Harmony at Savannah, Savannah , Senior Living Activities Assistant - FT & Flex Schedule, Other , Savannah, Georgia

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