ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Lead group and individual activities both structured and impromptu in activity spaces, common areas, and in resident’s rooms.
Work collaboratively with other team members, volunteers, and families to deliver programs and activities designed to enhance the resident experience.
Prepare various activity programs according to the schedule and guidance by the Program Manager.
Generates program supply lists, maintains supply levels and ensures safe operation and functionality of equipment.
Participate in team discussions regarding activity programming, weekly schedules, special events, trips, 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED is required.
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
No experience necessary.
Experience working with the elderly preferred.
Flexible work schedule including weekend and evenings as appropriate is required.
Must be able to read, write and communicate in the English language.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Resident programs are conducted in a variety of settings including resident’s private rooms, common areas in the community building, patios and other outside areas, resident shuttle bus, and outside venues such as parks, arenas, theaters, and restaurants.
Programming assistants will be exposed to seasonal weather changes.