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Activities/Program Associate; Memory Care "Avita" (14989)

Company: The Northbridge Companies
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLevelEntryJob LocationLaurelwood at The Pinehills - Plymouth, MAPosition TypePer DiemJob ShiftAnyDescriptionMake a difference in the lives of our Seniors!Do you have the desire to create a purposeful and fulfilling environment for senior living residents? Our goal is simple -- to make a positive difference in our residents’ lives by creating a special place where they can thrive and families can have peace of mind. That place is AVITA - the Next Generation of Senior Living! We are looking for qualified, enthusiastic applicants with memory care experience.If you love to provide quality care, have a high energy "can do" attitude, are goal oriented and work well independently as well as with a team then we would love to hear from you!We want the best so we offer the best:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Direct Deposit
  • Vacation Time and Personal days
  • Paid Holidays and Sick time
  • Birthday's off
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance to qualified associates
  • 401k with Company Match.
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Ongoing Education (CEU's), In-services
  • Associate Awards & Appreciation-we have FUN at work!QualificationsJob Summary for the Memory Care "Avita" Activities/Program Associate:To assist Avita Program Director in implementing a social program created specifically for assisted living population. Activities include: an exercise program, intellectual stimulation, arts and sciences, travel, lectures, spiritual programs, outings and hosting speakers and musical events.Essential Functions of the Memory Care "Avita" Activities/Program Associate:
    • Will work independently and along with Avita Program Director.
    • Flexible work schedule to include weekends and some holidays.
    • Oversee scheduled events including room set up and resident participation.
    • Organize and participate in daily routine activities.
    • Create a positive environment to engage resident participation
    • Personal attitude must be outgoing, caring, considerate, and respectful to residents at all times.
    • Adherence of non-Negotiables
    • Perform additional assigned duties at the direction of the Director of Social Programming.Additional Qualifications for the Memory Care "Avita" Activities/Program Associate:
      • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working in the geriatric field.
      • Previous experience working with memory impaired elderly in a paid or volunteer position highly desirable.Workplace Respect:
        • Adheres to and carries out all policies and procedures.
        • Maintains confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, facility operations, and personnel.
        • Establishes and maintains constructive working relationships with coworkers, residents, families, and visitors.
        • Promotes teamwork in the provision of services for residents.
        • Be a proponent of the community, its mission and all it represents.
        • Reports on-the-job injuries and or grievances to the supervisor before the end of the shift on the day the injury occurs.Minimum Eligibility Requirements for the Memory Care "Avita" Activities/Program Associate:
          • Requires the ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing
          • Ability to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, community officials and the public.
          • Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly
          • Must meet all State health requirements
          • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
          • Must pass criminal background checkPhysical and Sensory Requirements of the Memory Care "Avita" Activities/Program Associate:
            • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
            • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
            • Must possess sight, hearing senses, or uses prosthesis that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
            • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
            • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
            • Must be able to relate to the work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the community.
            • Physically able to move at least 25 lbs. without assistance. May be required to lift, push, pull and move equipment, supplies, etc.
            • Physically able to bend, reach and work in small areas.
            • Physical stamina and ability to assist residents as needed and in emergencies.Company DescriptionThe Northbridge Companies is quickly becoming the next generation of senior housing. As a privately owned company, we offer innovative, quality senior housing solutions to today's senior. Our thorough market knowledge, combined with solid financial strength, has enabled The Northbridge Companies to grow from a single property in Plymouth, Massachusetts to a portfolio of 16 properties serving 1200 residents. This prudent growth has enabled us to stay focused on delivering superior service to our residents and attract exceptional care givers to our team. We believe it is time for the next generation of senior living. Seniors want more services, more amenities, and more thoughtfully designed environments that work with their age, not against it. We keep those ideas firmly in mind in every decision we make. We believe that in everything we do, our emphasis needs to be on living well and loving life.

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