Holly Hill Healthcare Center, a member of the CommuniCare Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Full Time Activities Assistant to join our team. This position works weekdays, with weekend rotation.
Fun, energetic people please apply!
Holly Hill Healthcare Center is proud of our recreational staff. Our trained personnel encourage our residents' socialization and community involvement. Come join our team and help us turn the challenges of aging, rehabilitation, and recovery into positive experiences!
The successful candidate for the activities position will be energetic, passionate, and creative. This job will have you working directly with our residents, so you must be gentle, responsible, and hard working. Must be comfortable with confused people and willing to look for fulfillment in little ways.
The position of Activities Assistant provides individualized activity care and services for residents. This position functions as both a team member within the activities department and an interdisciplinary team member for an assigned unit(s) fostering team success. While focusing on delivery of quality care, the position must also manage assigned resources.
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Leads a variety of activities: one-to-one and group activities on/off assigned unit(s), outside and/or in the community (outings) for a diversified population as assigned.
- Provides supplies and equipment for residents to participate in individual activities as assigned.
- Assists with the planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating of diversified, resident-centered activities as requested.
- Assists in planning and scheduling holiday and special events, religious services, outings, community involvement.
- Assists with decorating for holidays, special events as assigned.
- Escorts residents to and from activities as needed.
- Provide one-on-one time with residents to follow-up on behavioral episodes; interventions.
- Attend community outings with residents.
- May arrange for specialized services (i.e., library, talking book) as assigned.
- Assists with posting activity schedules, posters, announcements, and keeping bulletin boards up to date.
- Communicates and coordinates all plans for assigned activities with activity coordinator/activity director and other departments (schedules, food, room arrangements, escort assistance, and transportation).
- Involves residents in planning, developing, and evaluating the activities program.
- Assists in overseeing resident participation in their individualized activity program as assigned.
- Advocates for residents regarding their needs, interests, preferences, and rights.
- May participate in resident council meetings.
- May participate in family council meetings.
- May participate in resident/family community support groups.
- May contact families/significant others for resident/family activities as assigned.
- May involve families in planning family activities as assigned.
- Maintain up-to-date activity documentation on individual residents.
- May assist in monitoring programming in the center, outside, and in the community.
- May assist residents with ADL needs, i.e. transfer, toileting, feeding, etc.
- Supervises assigned volunteers.
- May participate in fundraising events.
- Promotes positive relationships with individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community through outings and activities provided by volunteers.
- May perform clerical needs of the department, as well as other job related tasks.
- Attend and participate in scheduled training, education classes, and orientation programs to maintain and enhance quality of care.
- Perform other related activities as assigned or requested.
- Maintain and work within established departmental, center, and home office policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, and safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS & ABILITIES
- High school diploma or GED
- Prior work/life experiences, preferably in a healthcare setting.
- Prior experience preferably with related software applications.
- Must have the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must be able to deal tactfully with team members, other staff, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, and the general public
- Must be able to plan, organize, and conduct a variety of activities
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activities practices.
- Basic computer literacy and skills.
- Must possess an active state driver’s license.
- May be required to possess a CDL license to drive a vehicle seating 16 passengers or more.
As a CommuniCare employee you will enjoy competitive wages and PTO plans. We offer full time employees a menu of benefit options from life and disability plans to medical, dental, and vision coverage from quality benefit carriers. We also offer 401(k) with employer match and Flexible Spending Accounts.
A family-owned company, we have grown to become one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care, which includes skilled nursing rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers, assisted living communities, independent rehabilitation centers, and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH). Since 1984, we have provided superior, comprehensive management services for the development and management of adult living communities. We have a single job description at CommuniCare, "to reach out with our hearts and touch the hearts of others." Through this effort we create "Caring Communities" where staff, residents, clients and family members care for and about one another.