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Activities Assistant - Jameson Care Center (Casual)

  • Job ID: 622309721
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: 16-20 hours/week, evenings and weekends included
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Jameson Care Center
  • Department: Recreational Therapy
  • Location: 3349 Wilmington Road, New Castle PA 16105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.43 to $20.41 / hour

Description

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day. 

Assists with the preparation and implementation of a therapeutic and recreational activity program in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and internal established policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit a spirit of flexibility and cooperation and has a pleasant, friendly and compassionate personality treating both residents and coworkers with dignity and respect; represent the facility in a professional manner.
  • Follow the chain of command guidelines for inter-facility problem solving.
  • Demonstrate/teach residents various procedures to promote their social, physical and emotional well-being.
  • Interview residents frequently to assess activity interests, participation, needs or suggestions for the activity program.
  • Conduct small and large group activities as well as one-on-one visits with residents providing sensory stimulation, reality orientation or solace.
  • Accept responsibility and accountability for all assignments.
  • Assist with scheduling, implementing, preparation and clean-up of activity programs; returning all materials and supplies to storage area; properly care for equipment and supplies.
  • Assist in scheduling movies, planning parties and providing games/materials to the residents.
  • Recognize significant changes in resident condition or incidents which would require nursing intervention and reports immediately to Charge Nurse or House Manager.
  • Assist in the suggestion and development of new activities, assuming responsibility for one major facility wide activity per year.
  • Attend training, meetings and in-services as required.
  • Interact with residents regarding the importance of activities, encouraging them to participate in recreational, therapeutic and religious activities and become involved in various events.
  • Transport residents to community outing events and/or assists them during these community-based activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regards to resident and employee information and records. (HIPAA).
  • Assist in supervising volunteers.
  • Perform routine visits to residents, including bed bound residents, to assist in crafts, reading projects, writing letters, etc., as necessary.
  • Provide for the comfort and safety of residents during activities; is alert to conditions in the facility that may present a hazard and reports to Activities Coordinator.
  • Escort wheelchair and ambulatory residents to and from activities as needed.
  • Assist with feeding residents as requested.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations and internal policies and procedures as they pertain to the Activity Department.
  • Observe and follow appropriate procedures concerning the facility's corporate compliance program.
  • Maintain reality boards and posts calendar of events.
  • Collects and documents meal ticket purchases and communicates the information to other departments as necessary.
  • Complete required paperwork for residents' charts, department records, etc. in compliance with established procedures.
  • Know role in disaster and fire plan.

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills; effective organizational, problem solving and leadership skills
  • Must possess willingness to work flexible hours
  • Must possess some knowledge, training and interest in arts, crafts and recreational activities
  • Must possess some knowledge of social, emotional and recreational needs of the geriatric population and ability to apply same to essential job functions


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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