An Adult Day Center in Gilbert is looking for an energetic Activity Leader to add to our awesome team who would like to work in a positive and rewarding environment.
Required to lead group discussion, sensory stimulation, exercise, arts and crafts, and group games. May be required to write progress notes, complete an activity assessment, and/or attend care plan conference. Observes and reports any changes in participants’ behaviors to Nurse Manager or Center Director. Maintains confidentiality. Assists participants with meals and in directing to the bathroom. Responsible for oversight of activity program. Performs any other job-related duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager or Center Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plans and leads sensory stimulation activities.
• Plans and leads exercise class.
• Directs participants with arts and crafts class. Demonstrates different techniques.
• Keeps all activity areas neat and clean.
• Maintains confidentiality with all participants’ personal related matters at all times.
• Assists participants who need help while eating.
• Assists participants in direction to the bathroom.
• Monitors the safety and security of participants at all times.
• Displays enthusiasm and maintains a positive attitude in working with the participants.
• Participates in ongoing training including training sessions offered at the center.
• May assist with set up, serving and clean-up of snacks and lunch.
• May be required to write progress notes, complete an activity assessment, or attend a care plan conference.
• May be required to complete daily Activity Flow Sheets.
• Required to plan, implement, and lead group activities. Topics should be interesting to participants and appropriate to their functioning level.
• May be asked to participate in fundraising activities.
• Other duties as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Must be 21 years of age or older.
• Ability to work with challenging behaviors expressed by participants, i.e. verbal and physical aggression, wandering, etc.
• Self-directed with excellent problem solving skills.
• Must be alert to the needs of the participants; have the ability to work under conditions of frequent interruptions.
• Accuracy in documenting observations of activity performance.
• Requires high-energy output during activity program.
• Ability to become CPR/First Aid certified.
• Must have, or be able to obtain, a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Department of Public Safety background check/fingerprint clearance process.
• Must show evidence of freedom of TB.
• Ability to obtain Food Handler’s card.
• Ability to follow planned activity calendar.
• Must not have any restrictions for physical work for which reasonable accommodation cannot be made.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
• High School diploma or GED.
• One year paid or volunteer experience working with older adults, adults with disabilities, or adults with serious mental illness.
• Experience in geriatrics and dementia a plus.
Wage contingent on experience.