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Activities Assistant

Company: Madonna Gardens
Location: Salinas
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAre you looking for a job that you will LOVE? Do you enjoy sharing your creativity to bring joy, laughter and fulfillment into the lives of seniors living with memory loss? If so, then Madonna Gardens is looking for you! Madonna Gardens, a Carefield Living assisted living and memory care community, has been designed to provide a beautiful and spacious secured community for our residents living with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Expansive gardens, outdoor dining areas, exquisite activity areas and a great team are just some of the elements that make Madonna Gardens unique as a memory care provider. As the Memory Care Activities Assistant, you will work with the Lifestyle Director and Memory Care Director to plan and implement a well-rounded and life-enriching program of activities that meets the spiritual, cultural, physical, intellectual and social needs of our community members. Your upbeat personality, happy energy and related experience will be a key component in our team.Carefield Living builds and operates outstanding assisted living/memory care communities by focusing on the needs and desires of our community members, their families and friends, our Carefield staff, and the community at large. Our goal is to help our community members grow and strengthen their network of support and friendship, gaining a greater sense of purpose and belonging.Each of our communities was designed to encourage residents, friends, family and staff to interact and enjoy each other's company every day. As the Activities Assistant, you would have the opportunity to plan and implement a well-rounded and stimulating program of activities and entertainment that meets the spiritual, cultural, physical, intellectual and social needs of our community members.Job Summary:This position assists the Lifestyle Director in establishing a program of activities that is stimulating and that fosters a positive atmosphere through leisure activities that meet the spiritual, cultural, physical, intellectual and social needs of residents both inside and outside the Community.Job Duties:Essential Functions▪ Support the mission, vision, and culture of the organization through positive communication and leadership.▪ Contribute to Community relationships by demonstrating cooperation and professional conduct with residents, families, fellow associates, physicians, pharmacies and other vendors or persons.▪ Contribute to team effort by being flexible in work assignments; by furnishing support; by taking initiative; and by understanding how this position affects and compliments all other Community positions.▪ Able to maintain work pace appropriate to given workload. Perform activities on schedule while maintaining regular attendance and punctuality within specified tolerance.▪ Approach all encounters with residents and employees in a friendly, service oriented manner.▪ Assist with planning and implementing events and activities.▪ Promote residents attendance at events and activities.▪ Assist in preparation of activity calendar and input of newsletter.▪ Conduct activity programs as assigned.▪ Drive community van and bus.▪ Assist residents entering and exiting van or bus.▪ Assist with decorations for holidays and special occasions.▪ Assist residents with gardening projects.▪ Assist with group activities, sing-a-longs, exercise classes.

  • Must pass DOJ and FBI background checks. Added Responsibilities:▪ Respond appropriately to changes in the work setting.▪ Perform other related assignments as required.• Assist Community Relations Director with large community events.• Assist the front desk, dining room, and yard work as needed.• Be familiar with Carefield Living Policies & Procedures Manual and Carefield Living staff Handbook.Accountabilities:▪ Act on constructive feedback by listening to supervisor(s), customers and peers and use it to improve performance.▪ Maintain resident, employee, and community confidentiality.▪ Respect Resident's Rights.▪ Demonstrate positive attitude and ability to work well with all people, particularly the elderly.▪ Promote positive work environment that emphasizes teamwork.▪ Demonstrate willingness to help other staff whenever needed.Job Specifications:• This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, computer literacy, and experience working with elderly.• Must possess valid First Aid Certification, a valid license to drive a passenger vehicle, state required licenses, and a clean motor vehicle report.• Must also be available for weekend coverage and on-call emergency situations on a rotating basis.• Operate a VCR, DVD, and stereo system.• Demonstrate positive attitude and ability to work well with all people, particularly the elderly.• Promote positive work environment that emphasizes teamwork.• Demonstrate willingness to help other staff whenever needed.Effort:▪ Maintain mental alertness, attention, and concentration for necessary periods.▪ Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic).▪ Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards.▪ Regularly required to sit and talk or listen.▪ Able to stand, stoop and bend frequently, lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 40 pounds. Also must have the ability to talk, hear, sit, use hands and fingers, handle/feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.▪ Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust the focus of the eyes.The physical demands described must be met by every staff. Reasonable accommodations may be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.Working Conditions:▪ Must be willing and able to work required and scheduled shifts, including evenings, weekends, overtime and holidays.▪ The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

Keywords: Madonna Gardens, Salinas , Activities Assistant, Other , Salinas, California

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