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Activity Assistant

About Americare
For over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in America's heartland. Men and women who have served sons and daughters, grandchildren, neighbors and their country in countless ways both small and great. Now it's our turn to help. We consider it a privilege to serve those who have passed on to us, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
At the heart of every Americare community is a philosophy of person-centered care. This philosophy guides every decision we make. Person-centered care comes alive in our communities and truly makes a difference in the lives of our residents, their families and our co-workers. Over 90% of Americare employees would recommend their community as a great place to work. To be fully considered applicants must include resume with their salary expectations.
Opportunity
Our Activity Assistant/Coordinator assists in planning, organizing, facilitating and directing recreational activity programs for residents in the nursing facility. Assists in preparing for events by obtaining and organizing necessary materials for activities. Directs and organizes such activities as sports, dramatics, games and arts and crafts to assist residents to develop interpersonal relationships, to socialize effectively, and to develop confidence needed to participate in group activities. Follows regulated content of program in accordance with individualized patient capabilities, needs and interests. Assist in the organization and coordination of special outings and may accompany residents on outings. Assist in planning and documenting a monthly activity event calendar. Participate in assessing and documenting progress charts and periodic reports for medical staff and other members of the treatment team reflecting resident reaction and evidence of progress or regression. Work with Activity Director to network with community organizations, businesses, schools and individuals to form a solid volunteer program. Participate in planning and implementing internal and external community events.
QualificationsEducation:
Minimal high school education with additional related education preferred, but not mandatory
Prefer previous experience with all aspects of a recreational activity program designed for residents in the assisted living facility.
Licenses/Certifications:
Valid driver's license and ability to meet company requirements related to transporting residents.
Responsibilities
Plan, facilitate, and document monthly activity program. Documentation includes calendar, resident participation, care plan and individualized resident assessment.
Network with community organizations, businesses, schools and individuals to form a volunteer program.
Ability to provide direct physical and emotional care to residents including maintaining confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA regulations.
Recognize and report, to charge staff, any change in resident condition, accidents or incidents involving residents, staff or visitors.
Must be able to work independently or with peers to provide viable recreation/activity program.
Americare Senior Living is a drug-free workplace
located in St. Clair Missouri



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