• Activity Leader

    Posted Date 4 days ago(10/11/2018 10:44 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-5233
    # of Openings
    1
    Area of Interest
    Therapy
    Company
    Elderwood
    Location
    Elderwood at Williamsville
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Shift
    10pm-2am
  • Overview

    An active social life is an essential aspect of life at Elderwood. Our activities leaders conduct enjoyable recreation programs that keep residents energized, engaged and mentally stimulated.

    This position is on night shift.

    Its purpose is to occupy the time of those dementia residents who may not be night sleepers.

    It is essential that this person be able to work independently with little or no supervision.

    Suitable candidates are those who have previous experience working with mentally incapacited persons

    -especially those who may wander at night.

    Responsibilities

    • Assists the Director Activities in planning and carrying out the activity program.

    • Approaches residents on assigned unit to plan individual recreational and social activities; reports to Director Activities about response and cooperation of resident.

    • Prepares resident information for use by the Director Activities in care planning and documentation; writes progress notes as assigned.

    • Assists in developing and maintaining good contact with community resources for the betterment of the activities program.

    • Responsible for maintaining departmental inventory of equipment and supplies.

    • Maintains attendance records and prepares other reports as required.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 18 yrs. age required, HS diploma or equivalent required.

    • Previous experience working with mentally incapacity persons.
    • Current or former CNA's or RA's that have relevant experience are welcome to apply.
    • Ability to develop good relationships with staff, volunteers, families and visitors required.

    • Ability to inspire and motivate others, create a warm and accepting climate for residents and be able to adapt and modify activities to meet their needs required.

    • Understanding of the rights and needs of residents required.

    • Physical stamina for constant activity required.

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