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Recreation Activities Assistant

Company: Charles E Smith Life Communities
Location: Rockville
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Are you interested in working for a mission-driven organization that continues to grow and is dedicated to providing quality services to its residents? Do you want your next job to offer you the opportunity to serve while allowing you to grow personally and professionally? Explore careers with Charles E. Smith Life Communities!OUR RECREATION ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT POSITIONThe primary focus for our Recreation Activities Assistant to assist the Activity Team in implementing activities to meet the mental, social and emotional needs of residents with the goal of maintaining their functioning at an optimal level. This position reports to the Activities Director.As a Recreation Activities Assistant, you will have a unique opportunity to enhance the lives of the residents you serve. Your time, attention, and creative activities will bring joy to their days. You will also have the opportunity to be part of resident care plans and documentation, enhancing you professional skill set.ABOUT CHARLES E. SMITH LIFE COMMUNITIESCharles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) is a faith-based nonprofit senior services organization located in Rockville, Maryland, delivering quality care and meaningful life experiences to older adults with dignity and compassion rooted in Jewish values. Our team of over 1,000 members represent a very wide range of cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, and faiths.PEOPLE WHO MATTEREvery associate - guided by our values and mission - contributes to our sustained place as a leader and has an important role in our success. Entry level or seasoned, our associates experience the rewards of working for a mission-driven, nonprofit organization committed to creating an engaging community for aging adults. Our team-oriented environment provides exceptional opportunities for personal growth and professional development.EMPLOYEE BENEFITSOur total rewards package includes competitive compensation, health benefits through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, a retirement plan, generous PTO, tuition reimbursement, credit union, and proximity to public transportation. LOCATIONThis position is based at Wasserman Residence, located at 6121 Montrose Road in Rockville, Maryland. SHIFTS & STATUSThis is a FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT position on the DAY shift, Sunday through Thursday, with hours from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.MAIN RESPONSIBILITIESAssist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the activity programs of this facility.Transport residents to and from unit programs and special activities off the unit.Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement so that facility activities and resident progress are evaluated.Provide documentation on each resident's participation in activities, small groups and one-to-ones.Communicate with resident/family about activity programs.Develop and maintain a good working rapport with other departments within the facility to assure that daily activities can be performed without interruption.Coordinate activities with and refer resident / family to other departments when necessary.Provide routine contact with Expressive Therapist, Nursing Personnel, and other team members to exchange information regarding residents' progress.Serve on, participate in and attend various committees of the facility as appointed.Attend scheduled staff meetings to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas and improvement of services.Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the facility.Attend and participate in workshops and seminars to keep abreast of current changes in the long-term-care field. Maintain a professional status.Attend and participate in annual in-service training programs.Report all unsafe conditions and equipment immediately.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCEA high school diploma or equivalent is required. Specific experience is not required. We'll train the right candidate!COVID-19 RESPONSEWe understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has made health and safety in the workplace a top priority for job seekers. We want to assure you that it is a daily focus for everyone at CESLC. We have a robust COVID-19 response plan that includes infection control practices with detailed cleaning and PPE guidance; COVID-19 vaccine requirement; rigorous COVID-19 testing protocols for staff and residents; and ongoing staff communication and education. As part of our health and safety measures, virtually 100% of our associates are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Visit this link for more details on the CESLC response to COVID-19: https://www.smithlifecommunities.org/coronavirus/. THANKSThanks for your interest in joining CESLC and the team in our Activities Department!

Keywords: Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville , Recreation Activities Assistant, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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