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Activities Assistant

Company: Sunny Vista
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Living Center at Sunny Vista, a non-profit skilled nursing facility, is Colorado Springs' state-of-the-art healthcare campus with a 100+ year history of Best-In-Care services, including rehabilitation, long-term care and independent living.We are looking for compassionate staff who have a heart for working with the elderly. With new management, we are looking to build a team of caring individuals who are dedicated to making the lives of others better each day. We have a new wage scale, generous shift differentials, and new benefits available to staff with flexible scheduling options. Please see below and apply to our team!Position SummaryAssists in the planning and implementation of a program of meaningful activities, appropriate to the needs and interests of the participants. Helps to provide programs that promote the creative, physical, spiritual, social, and mental wellbeing of each participant. In targeted environments. May participate in ADL's as client needs demand.Essential Duties

  • Assist in planning and conduct activity programs to meet the needs of residents.
  • Responsible for the safety of the residents under supervision.
  • Invite and encourage residents to participate in activity programs.
  • Distribute facility newsletter to each resident the first of each month.
  • Document resident attendance at activities, and any other significant interaction with resident, on a daily basis.
  • Assist Activity Director in the planning and facilitating of all programs.
  • Prepare resident's birthday menu, tray and card.
  • Update orientation boards daily and prepare and display posters for residents' birthdays, employees' birthdays and employees' anniversaries monthly.
  • Drive facility vans to transport residents to activities held outside of facility.
  • Attend meetings, in-services and educational programs as required.
  • Maintain professionalism at all times including confidentiality of information regarding the residents and the facility, appropriate dress and behavior in and out of the facility.
  • Practice good infection control and safety measures.
  • At 8:30 a.m. in the dining room, reads a poem or inspirational verse, announces the morning activities and the lunch menu. Uses the P.A. system.
  • Completes other job duties as assigned.Basic Qualifications & Experience
    • High school graduate; higher education desirable but not mandatory.
    • Valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
    • Aptitude in arts crafts and games.
    • Sincere interest in and desire to work with the elderly; experience preferred.
    • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm and be able to handle residents on a daily basis.
    • Assist Activity Director in the planning and facilitating of all programs.
    • Able to work, as needed, daily, weekend, evening and holiday activities. Normal hours are 8:00/8:30 a.m. to 4:30/5:00 p.m.
    • Must be able to bend and stoop as well as push, pull and/or lift a minimum of fifty pounds.
    • Confidence with public speaking and leading groups. EOEThe Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act requires employers in the state of Colorado to disclose the following information. If the position applied to is not located in Colorado, the following information may not apply. Pay Range Minimum: $000; Maximum:$000 The base range represents the low and high end of the pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, we provide a variety of benefits to employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage, disability insurance, 401(k) with match, paid time off (PTO), Flexible hours for better work-life balance, Employee assistance program.To reduce risk to our residents and co-workers, we require all employees to receive the COVID19 vaccine and any required booster shots.

Keywords: Sunny Vista, Colorado Springs , Activities Assistant, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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