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Activity Assistant - Full Time

Company: Elderwood at Amherst
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Join Our Team: Are you ready for a rewarding career? Join a company that cares for you, too. Overview:

Elderwood at Amherst is seeking an Activity Leader that is high energy, compassionate and detailed oriented. We are offering Full Time and Part Time opportunities. 

 

Our Activities Department plays a crucial role in the health and well-being of our residents. While there is much fun to be had, this position requires planning and documentation. Comfort with technology is a must. 

 

Activity Leader Overview:

  • An active social life is an essential aspect of life at Elderwood. Our activities leaders conduct enjoyable recreation programs that keep residents energized, engaged and mentally stimulated.
  • This position requires a high level of energy and activity. Comfort with technology and love for the elderly are a must!

Additional Information:

  • There is opportunity for flexible scheduling; The department is open from 8a-8p.
  • Shift availability will be discussed during pre-screen phone call. 
Responsibilities:
  • Assists the Director Activities in planning and carrying out the activity program.

  • Approaches residents on assigned unit to plan individual recreational and social activities; reports to Director Activities about response and cooperation of resident.

  • Prepares resident information for use by the Director Activities in care planning and documentation; writes progress notes as assigned.

  • Assists in developing and maintaining good contact with community resources for the betterment of the activities program.

  • Responsible for maintaining departmental inventory of equipment and supplies.

  • Maintains attendance records and prepares other reports as required.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum 18 yrs. age required, HS diploma or equivalent required.

  • Valid New York Driver’s License and clean driving record required.

  • Ability to develop good relationships with staff, volunteers, families and visitors required.

  • Ability to inspire and motivate others, create a warm and accepting climate for residents and be able to adapt and modify activities to meet their needs required.

  • Understanding of the rights and needs of residents required.

  • Physical stamina for constant activity required.

EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Elderwood at Amherst, Tonawanda , Activity Assistant - Full Time, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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