SUMMARY: The Program Assistant II will stimulate the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, and emotional well-being of the residents residing in Continuing Care. Assess for the resident’s needs/desires related to purposeful engagement and providing therapeutic and recreational activities to meet the daily needs and interests of the residents.
Person Centered Care Summary:
The Continuing Care team is committed to serving residents in all aspects of their daily lives and assisting with the day to day functioning of the neighborhood. Members of the Continuing Care team will develop relationships with the residents and their families using a consistent caregiver approach; supporting the residents’ physical, spiritual, emotional and clinical needs and focusing on placing the residents first.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Uses independent judgement to design, plan and facilitate various structured and impromptu programs to individuals and groups in the common areas and resident rooms.
- Escorts and ensures the safety of the residents on group trips and excursions.
- Work collaboratively with other team members, management, volunteers, and families to deliver programs and activities designed to enhance the resident experience.
- Routinely monitors changes in the resident’s needs, abilities and preferences to provide programs and activities appropriate for individual and group audiences.
- Generates program supply lists, maintains supply levels and ensures safe operation and functionality of equipment.
- Collects and records information by conducting interviews and reviewing documentation for assessments.
- Assess resident’s needs and limitations on an on-going basis for program planning and to contribute to the written assessment forms and MDS.
- Consistently maintains proper documentation including daily attendance sheets, quarterly progress notes, assessment forms, service plans/care plans and contributes to the MDS as needed.
- Participate in team discussions regarding resident programming, monthly calendars, activity and staff scheduling, and resident issues.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Understanding of the dementia process.
- Independent thinker, self-motivated, organized, flexible and dependable.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma of GED is required.
Minimum of 1 year working with the geriatric population or experience related in a professional field.
- Experience leading groups of people with varying levels of physical and cognitive independence is preferred. This type of experience with the elderly is preferred.