Senior Living Residences

Programming Assistant (Activity Assistant) - Neville Place, Cambridge

US-MA-Cambridge
3 weeks ago
ID
2017-1398
# of Openings
1
Category
Other

Overview

Our community is seeking a Per Diem professional to serve as Activity/Programming Assistant for its assisted living and memory support community. 

 

The Activity/Programming Assistant may assist both the EnrichedLIFE and Compass Memory Support Program Director in creating, scheduling and implementing programs for our assisted living residents, as well as for residents in our Compass neighborhood who are living with dementia.

 

This job posting is for one day a week which will be Mondays between 11:00AM - 07:00PM, with the opportunity to get more hours to cover vacation and sick days of collegues.

 

Responsibilities

The Activity/Programming Assistant provides assistance to the community's EnrichedLIFE Director and Compass Memory Support Program Director in managing a comprehensive program for active independent seniors, as well as individuals with memory impairments, with the goal of enhancing their social, intellectual, creative, spiritual and physical well­being. As assigned, instructs and supervises other assistants, Resident Care Associates (RCAs) and volunteers in their participation in activity programming; and serves as a liaison with family members, the larger community and care providers.

  • The Programming Assistant may assist with developing, scheduling and directing these programs daily, including driving residents to off-site activities in the community van.
  • Duties also include providing support for photography, the creation of a monthly newsletter, updating the community Facebook page, and assisting with public relations efforts.

Qualifications

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative programmer who is creative, friendly, energetic and organized. Experience in a senior community as well as basic computer skills are required.

 

Qualified candidates will have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Must have 1 to 2 years experience working with the elderly and/or Alzheimer’s populations. Experience providing programs or services to the elderly. Must be responsible, organized, and dependable with the ability to communicate effectively with senior citizens and their families. Computer skills required.

  • Must be flexible, a good team player, and able to work some evenings and weekend hours.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm.
  • Must be able to express self clearly, verbally and in writing.
  • Must have a history of responsible, accident-free driving. 

Background checks will be completed prior to employment. Our new associate will have an orientation week prior to starting on the job. 

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