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Activities Assistant

Company: Emerald Place
Location: Glenview
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Full TimeSchedule: 9:00AM-5:30PMFlexible Days with weekend scheduleGENERAL STATEMENT OF POSITION:Works together with the Life Engagement Director to ensure that activities services are available and provided to the residents to help fulfill their basic psychological, social and spiritual needs.REPORTS TO: Life Engagement DirectorESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.Provide daily encouragement to residents for involvement in activities available via verbal invitations and reminders. This should include both group and individual activitiesProvide transportation and directions to/from activities residents are interested inProvide leadership and direction with activities such as; games, exercise, socials, flower arranging and crafts. Will assist in leading activities as assigned by supervisor.Maintain a record of residents activities involvement. Evaluate residents reactions during activities and report unusual observations to the Life Engagement Director or nursing staff along with documenting behavioral problems and/or changesAssist Life Engagement Director in completing Initial Interest Forms and help provide activities orientation to new residentsRequisition and may purchase supplies, equipment, and materials as assigned to do so by Life Engagement Director to carry out programsProvide assistance in keeping the activities areas orderly and decorated appropriatelyProvides driving assistance when going on outings. Helps load/unload activities bus during outingsMay be required to perform tours and/or answer questions regarding residents and programs at the communityEnsure that all items are purchased, prepared and set up for happy-hoursAttend and participate in meetings and/or training in areas related to activities and resident rightsAssist Life Engagement Director in ensuring that residents activity needs are being met via 1:1 visitation, encouraging intellectual and educational development through literature, movies, cultural events, and some form of stimulus in the rooms of the residents who are unable to leave their roomsAssist in delivering mail and packages to residentsEnsure all required paperwork is completed accurately and timely by state requirementsPerforms all other duties as assigned by supervisorMINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Ability to read, speak and understand English sufficiently to follow directions and communicate with supervisor, co-workers and residents; some Activities experience in geriatric setting is desirable but not essential, since on-the-job training will be provided.CERTIFICATION AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:First Aid and CPR CertificationCriminal record clearance or criminal record exemption, as required by lawHealth evaluation to ensure ability to perform duties of the position and the absence of any communicable disease, including tuberculosis and CXR clearance

Keywords: Emerald Place, Glenview , Activities Assistant, Other , Glenview, Illinois

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