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Activity Assistant - Dementia Certified

Company: Vero Health & Rehab of South Hadley
Location: South Hadley
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionActivity Assistant - Dementia Certified Purpose of Your Job Position:The primary purpose of your job position is to assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual programs, in accordance with the resident's assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors.Delegation of Authority:As Activity Assistant, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.Job Functions:Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.Administrative Functions:

  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the activity programs of this facility.
  • Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement so that facility activities and resident progress are evaluated, by noting, reporting, and charting resident behavior.
  • Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.
  • Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of activity care plans and resident assessments.
  • Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information.
  • Involve the resident/family in planning activity programs when possible.
  • Involve the resident/family in planning objectives and goals for the resident.
  • Assist in arranging transportation to other facilities when necessary.
  • Refer resident/families to appropriate social service personnel when the facility does not provide the services or needs of the resident.
  • Assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of Activity Assistant.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments as necessary
  • Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations and recommend to the Activity Director adjustments in activity programs that assure the continued ability to provide daily activities.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining an ongoing quality assurance program for the activity department.
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary or as may be directed
  • Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and indicate the resident's response to the service.
  • Arrange transportation for field trips when necessary.
  • Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submitting such to the Activity Director as required.Vero Health Care requires evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all Vero personnel and affiliates who will be present at a facility. Religious and medical exemptions will be provided in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.Vero Health Care is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence and not influenced or affected by race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military status, veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law.Powered by JazzHRer8oY21hIB

Keywords: Vero Health & Rehab of South Hadley, Springfield , Activity Assistant - Dementia Certified, Other , South Hadley, Massachusetts

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