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Activities Assistant (Full Time)

Company: Williamsburg Landing
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Williamsburg Landing, the area's only CARF-accredited Life Plan Community, seeks a Full-Time Activities Assistant who will work under the direction and guidance of the Activities Manager. The Activities Assistant develops, provides, and conducts activities based on the individual psychosocial needs of the residents in the Health and Rehabilitation Center, Assisted Living, and Memory Support Neighborhoods. Questions of procedure or authority for action are referred to the Activities Manager and will not proceed without approval. All work is performed collaboratively with and in support of other services offered by Williamsburg Landing.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Plans, schedules and implements individual, in-room activities and socialization for residents who are unable to leave their rooms or choose to stay in their rooms in Assisted living, Memory Support, and the Health and Rehabilitation Center Assists and/or plans and implements individual and small group early dementia activitiesDocuments residents' activity and residents' response to individual and small group experiences dailyAssists and encourages group outings as assignedAssists residents to and from scheduled activities; assists the resident in using assistive mobility devices safelyWorks cooperatively with the Activities staff to maintain adequate materials to implement planned individual, in-room, and small group activitiesEnsures all residents are safe during any activity; takes all appropriate action to have a safe activity space, safely designed activities, and safe interactions; renders immediate emergency response if neededMaintains vigilance to observe any unusual symptoms or signs of illness and reports same to nurse in charge; reports any indication of residents' deteriorating physical, emotional, or mental health by noting such cues as uneaten food, deteriorating cleanliness, or conversations that indicate deep unhappiness or lonelinessAttends and/or communicates necessary information to assist the Activities Manager with family meetings or the interdisciplinary team conferences on a regular basisComplies with all Williamsburg Landing policies and procedures including, but not limited to, Residents Rights, Elder Justice, and HIPAA regulationsComplies with all Williamsburg Landing policies including, but not limited to, dress, attendance, safety, and conductMaintains positive interaction with residents, guests, and other WLI employeesEvaluates work processes and methods and submits recommendations for continuous quality improvementAttends scheduled training programs for professional development that includes, at a minimum, trainings required by Williamsburg Landing and by regulatory and accrediting bodiesPerforms other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of dementia issues and the ability to work with and assist in developing programs for residents in varying stages of illness; Preferred: Activities Director Certified or Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist with a BA or BS in related field; minimum of one (1) year work experience in social/recreational programs, preferably with residents with all levels of dementia in an assisted living and long term care environmentKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESHave caring personality, reliability, self-starter, creativity, good communication and listening skills, ability to tailor activities to individual needs, and an inclination to work harmoniously within a team; proficient computer skills and use of internet and web-based services; must have the ability to follow through on projects and assignments delegated by the Activities Manager; must possess a genuine interest in the welfare and quality of life of all residents; must have a general working knowledge of the following: one-on-one small group and early dementia needs; general knowledge of the interdisciplinary team approach to health care; able to physically assist residents with activities provided; able to safely lift and carry a maximum of 25 lbs.LICENSE REQUIREMENTSA valid Virginia Commercial Driver's License with a Passenger Vehicle endorsement is desired and must have a good driving record.BENEFITSHealth, Dental & Vision InsuranceFSA & HSA403(b) Retirement Plan529 College Savings PlanLong-Term Care InsuranceLegal ResourcesPaid Time OffHoliday PayCorporate Wellness ProgramHealth Club & Spa MembershipEmployee Education & Training FundEmployee Assistance ProgramCredit Union MembershipWilliamsburg Landing is a non-profit, independent community offering a vibrant lifestyle for residents. Apply online at Williamsburglanding.org. EOE/Tobacco Free/Drug Free#pm20.

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Keywords: Williamsburg Landing, Newport News , Activities Assistant (Full Time), Other , Williamsburg, Virginia

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