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Memory Care Activities Assistant

Company: Benchmark Senior Living
Location: Agawam
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Want to make your mark? Join Benchmark, a new type of senior living company. At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us -and to what truly matters! The Memory Care Activity Assistant organizes and implement programs designed to meet the individual needs of our resident. The program is intended to fulfill basic psychological, intellectual, physical, social and emotional and spiritual needs while promoting self-esteem in a caring, nurturing environment.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of an innovative seven day a week activity program that is engaging
  • Responsible for leading and implementing one-on-one, small group and large group activities according to the programming schedule
  • Supports, encourages and directs independent activity pursuits, both individually and in small groups
  • Supports the resident's abilities by understanding that all aspects of care can be viewed as an activity
  • Demonstrates knowledge about residents in regard to background, participation needs, physical abilities, interests, cognitive capacity and attention span capability
  • Encourages and motivates residents to attend and participate in programming and activities
  • Communicates any changes in the residents condition or behavior pattern to Harbor Care Director
  • Stays with group at all times when on excursions Requirements
  • Must have a high school diploma, bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and knowledge of aging and disability issues. Must be qualified by experience and training to develop programs appropriate for elders and disabled individuals.
  • Possesses training and knowledge in recreational activities
  • Possesses training and knowledge of Alzheimer's and related dementias
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding residents, staff, and the community
  • Shows an ability to relate to and perform job functions for the elderly in a positive and efficient manner
  • Shows a consistent ability to coordinate multiple tasks, demonstrates a positive attitude, and works well under pressure BENEFITS We believe in offering our employees competitive pay. To learn more about our pay and benefits, please apply today! Come and join us for our open interviews held on Tuesday's from 2pm to 4pm and Friday's 9am to 11am.

Keywords: Benchmark Senior Living, Springfield , Memory Care Activities Assistant, Other , Agawam, Massachusetts

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