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Activities Assistant- full time

Company: JGS Lifecare
Location: Longmeadow
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionActivities AssistantFull time, Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekends requiredJGS Lifecare, located in the quaint town of Longmeadow, MA, has been the proud caretaker of the elderly within the local community for over 100 years! Founded on the Jewish principle of respecting age as a blessing, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering the best in elder care services to people of every faith and every background. So as we enter our second century, we are excited to introduce a new range of services and updates to serve our life-long commitment to our community. Our spacious campus has a full-array of services including Skilled Nursing, Senior Living and Community programs that consist of traditional long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, memory care, assisted living, hospice and day health support services. Our employees are an outstanding team of professionals who go above-and-beyond each day with their compassionate care to our residents and the individuals we serve.JGS Lifecare, located in Longmeadow, MA, is seeking an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate Activities Assistant to join our Activities Department within our skilled nursing facility.Position Summary: The Activities Assistant works with the Activities Director to deliver recreational and social programming in accordance with the resident's assessment and care plan.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION

  • Assists the Director of Activities in executing each resident's activity program and reports resident's progress to the Director.
  • Monitors leisure activities for recreation and therapeutic purposes, designed to enhance the quality of life of each resident as well as maintain an open working relationship with the resident's family or guardian.
  • Leads group activities. Visits with residents on a one-to-one basis.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary/appropriate and as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
    • Minimum of one (1) year experience in long-term care or assisted living.
    • Must have a basic understanding of the needs of the elderly and have an empathetic approach to illness.
    • Must have a basic knowledge of a variety of activities such as art, music, crafts, baking, games, sports, etc. and exhibit imagination, creativity, flexibility, a pleasant/friendly personality, and a strong sense of humor.
    • Must exhibit the ability to give instructions to and lead others.
    • Must have a willingness to participate in field related training.
    • Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to relate professionally and positively to residents, family members, and facility staff.
    • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
    • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the facility which include a medical and physical examination.
    • Experience in a recreation setting preferred.
    • Demonstrates basic knowledge of computer systems, applications, and other office equipment.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
      • Ability to move throughout workday and perform physical activities, including sitting, standing, bending, twisting, stooping, and lifting/moving/pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs. without assistance.
      • Ability to participate in a variety of physical activities, dance, range of motion exercise, field trips, arts/crafts, low impact exercise.
      • Ability to work with a variety of supplies/materials, glues, paper, paints, fabrics, cooking supplies/materials, arts/crafts materials.
      • Ability to drive the community van and assist residents with transfers on and off the vans.
      • Ability to see, hear, feel, read, write, and verbalize clearly in English.Benefits:
        • Weekly Payroll
        • Health, dental and vision insurance after 30 days for full time
        • Voluntary insurance available
        • Flexible Spending Account
        • Special Employee Event Days
        • Direct Deposit
        • In Service Training and Development Programs
        • Education Assistance Program
        • Future Leadership Program
        • Free On-Campus Parking
        • Public Transportation Stops on Campus
        • Easy access to our campus from Interstate 91HP100JGS Lifecare conducts extensive background checks and professional references for all potential employees. If selected for hire, you must be able to provide a recent physical and required immunizations including fully-vaccinated status for Covid-19.JGS is an equal opportunity employer, veterans & disability. All qualified individuals will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is prohibited by law.

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Keywords: JGS Lifecare, Springfield , Activities Assistant- full time, Other , Longmeadow, Massachusetts

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