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Memory Care Assistant (Activities / Program Assistant) Darien CT

Company: Maplewood at Darien LLC
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

Memory Care Assistant (Activities Assistant)

Maplewood Senior Living, an innovative, forward-thinking senior living provider, strives to inspire our associates to learn, develop, and succeed. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a devoted and caring Memory Care Assistant to become part of our family.

Maplewood at Darien is currently hiring a part time Memory Care Assistant (Activities / Program Assistant) Sunday and Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m..

We offer: ? Competitive wages ? Flexible shifts ? Paid training ? Growth opportunities ? Bonus & incentive programs

 

The Memory Care Assistant is responsible for assisting the Memory Care Director & Coordinator with implementation of all programs and ensuring that it is therapeutic to the residents and maximizes their quality of life.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Must possess a passion for working with the senior population and improving their quality of life
  • Provide outstanding customer service to all residents, family members, responsible persons, and visitors of residents in the community
  • Personable, reliable, great communicator and team player
  • Creative, energetic, enthusiastic, patient, flexible, encouraging, and team-oriented
  • Create a positive atmosphere with an variety of engaging activities
  • Lead activities appropriate for all levels of memory-impaired residents
  • Assist with resident special events at the community as needed.
  • Successfully work within activity budgetary guidelines for supplies, and labor hours
  • Provide assistance to residents in the dining room in an adult and dignified manner
  • Demonstrate requisite knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with the duties & responsibilities of this position.

Education/Experience/Licensure/Certification:

  • An associate degree from an accredited college or university or satisfactory completion of two years of college, with major work in in social work, nursing, psychology, gerontology or therapeutic recreation or related field, or two years of full-time experience in the recreation field with an adult population may be considered.
  • Must possess a passion for working with seniors and improving their quality of life.
  • Has a basic understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases is essential.
  • Excellent communication, organization and time management skills.
  • Basic typing skills and computer knowledge; familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Publisher and creative software.

Maplewood Senior Living conducts pre-employment screening including background check, drug screening and reference checks.

 

Behaviors

Preferred
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Maplewood at Darien LLC, Greenwich , Memory Care Assistant (Activities / Program Assistant) Darien CT, Other , Greenwich, Connecticut

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