- High School Diploma or GED
- Word Processing
- Recreational Therapy
- Driver's License
- Computer Literacy
The Reflections Resident Engagement Assistant shall provide the special programming and services as designed by the Habilitative Curriculum, required by individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This person assists the Reflections Director in providing active and passive, group and individual resident engagement, which enhance the emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs of residents and allows residents to continue playing an active role in society.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The essential duties and responsibilities described below are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the basic functions of this position. While every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of the position, 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.
1. Promote the mission and core values of the Residence and LCB Senior Living to residents, visitors, co-workers and the surrounding community.
2. As an associate you are expected to have an active role in growing community occupancy by representing and interacting positively with potential residents, family members and professionals.
3. Assist in the Planning, developing, organizing, and implementation of all residence activities.
4. Develop suggestions and ideas for improving and expanding the Activities Program.
5. Maintains a professional, warm and caring relationship with residents and families.
6. Establish and maintains good community relations and contacts with the community.
7. Assist in arranging transportation and escorts for residents to and from outside and community activities.
8. Assist with maintaining and expanding Volunteer Programs.
9. Assist residents with maintaining and operating the residence store.
10. Assist with maintaining adequate supplies per department budget.
11. Assist residents to and from activities.
12. Assist with monthly newsletter and/or weekly calendar.
13. Attend required on-going in-service training sessions and orientation.
14. Responds to resident’s needs. Initiates, conducts and facilitates programming, including therapeutic groups and individual interaction, that offer cognitive stimulation, socialization, physical activity and spiritual connection.
15. Demonstrates therapeutic conversation and redirection conversation with residents, offering appropriate cues.
16. Ability to manage difficult resident behaviors.
17. Driving residents in van as needed.
18. Perform dual tasks and work independently.
19. Perform all duties and responsibilities with a positive attitude.
20. Other duties as requested.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
Good physical and mental health. Finger and hand dexterity to handle and manipulate instruments and equipment. Visual and auditory acuity. Must be able to lift a minimum of fifteen (15) lbs., and be able to carry objects. Must be able to push and pull carts, and continuously walk, sit and stand. Must be able to turn, crouch, kneel, stoop, bend below waist, and reach above shoulder height as tasks dictate. Must use good body mechanics. Should be neat and well groomed. Must be able to type and use a computer. Must project a positive attitude towards the service provided.
QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: (These qualifications meet or exceed NH, MA, CT and RI State specific requirements.)
a. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The ability to assist in the development and implementation of activities. The ability to create interest in the activities and motivate residents to participate daily. Demonstrate knowledge of cognitive, physical, behavioral, and psycho-social approach to all aspects of dementia by using a sensitive approach when conducting activities. The ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing is essential. Requires frequent bending, stretching, stooping and lifting. Must be able to perform tasks and work independently.
b. Education: A high school diploma or GED is preferred.
c. Experience: Previous experience in the recreational therapy or related field preferred. Gerontology experience preferred.
d. Certificates/Licenses: A valid driver’s license in the state of work is required with no more than two moving violations in a three year period as determined by our insurance broker.
e. Computer Skills: Demonstrates computer literacy and familiarity with office software, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database managers presentation software and Calendar/Newsletter software.