Essex Group Management Corp. Activity Assistant / Aide in New Bedford, Massachusetts
Activity Assistant / Aide
New Bedford, MA
Title: Activity Assistant / Aide
Located in lively downtown New Bedford with scenic views of the ocean, Brandon Woods New Bedford is a skilled nursing facility offering long-term, short-term and subacute care, as well as rehab and our own Adult Day Health Center. We also have services dedicated to Alzheimer's care and the needs specific to this diagnosis. We offer daily programming that encourages our residents and Day Center participants to remain active, social and independent to whatever degree achievable.Our passion for ensuring that our seniors retain a fulfilling quality of life while we provide optimal care is second to none. If you share this passion and appreciate the rewarding feeling that comes from knowing you've made a positive impact on the lives of our elderly population and their families, then we would love to hear from you as soon as possible.
We are looking for an energetic and caring Activity Aide to join our group.
Assists in planning and carrying out recreational programs, group activities, special entertainment, special holiday events and religious activities.
Works with volunteer groups.
Relays any problems that may arise and communicates ideas that may benefit the residents and their environment.
Document activity participation in medical record as required in Care Tracker interface.
Assists in recruiting, training and developing programs for volunteers or special-interest groups and develops appropriate working relationships.
Assists in development and cultivation of working relationships with church, civic and government agencies having special interest in the facility.
Demonstrate dependability, honesty and industriousness and follow Employee Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Policies.
EDUCATION: Must have completed high school. Graduation from a junior college or college is desirable.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Special training in recreational planning and development desirable or two years of experience working in a recreational program. Dementia training strongly preferred.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Good physical and mental health. Finger and hand dexterity to handle and manipulate instruments and equipment. Visual and auditory acuity. Must be able to lift a minimum of fifteen (15) lbs., and be able to carry objects. Must be able to push and pull, and continuously walk, sit and stand. Must be able to turn, crouch, kneel, stoop, bend below waist, and reach above shoulder height as tasks dictate. Must use good body mechanics.
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