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Activity & Recreation Assistant

Company: Benchmark Senior Living
Location: Hamden
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden is seeking a compassionate, creative and enthusiastic Activity Assistant to join our Resident Programming Department. This is a part-time position working Sunday-Tuesday. The Activity Assistant organizes and implements programs designed to meet the individual needs of our residents. The program is intended to fulfill basic psychological, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs while promoting self-esteem in a caring, nurturing environment. The Activity Assistant supports and assists the Programming Director in all necessary programming.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of an innovative daily program for residents
  • Leads and implements one-on-ones, small group and large group activities according to the programming schedule
  • Supports, encourages and directs independent activity pursuits, both individually and in small groups
  • Supports the resident's abilities by understanding that all aspects of care can be viewed as an activity
  • Demonstrates knowledge about residents in regard to background, participation needs, physical abilities, interests, cognitive capacity and attention span capability
  • Communicates any changes in the residents condition or behavior pattern to Activity Director
  • Must have a high school diploma, bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and knowledge of aging and disability issues. Must be qualified by experience and training to develop programs appropriate for elders and disabled individuals.
  • Possesses training and knowledge in recreational activities
  • Possesses training and knowledge of Alzheimer's and related dementias
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding residents, staff, and the community
  • Shows an ability to relate to and perform job functions for the elderly in a positive and efficient manner
  • Shows a consistent ability to coordinate multiple tasks, demonstrates a positive attitude, and works well under pressure We believe in offering our employees competitive pay. To learn more about our pay and benefits, please apply today! Relevant Experience May Include: Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Recreation & Activity Assistant, Education and Event Planning.

Keywords: Benchmark Senior Living, Hamden , Activity & Recreation Assistant, Other , Hamden, Connecticut

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