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Activity Assistant - Memory Care

Company: Sharon Towers
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWe enrich the lives of those we serve by providing a nurturing environment that fosters joy, purpose, and well-being. Sharon Towers is a continuing care retirement community for senior residents located near the heart of SouthPark. We are a non-profit long term care facility that offers independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. At Sharon Towers our team member's number one responsibility is to deliver compassionate resident care every time!The Memory Care Enrichment Assistant will collaborate with the Vitality and Well-being team to design, create, and implement multi-dimensional programming that meets residents' needs, wants, and goals. The MCEA will lead or assist in the execution of the daily designed programming for residents on the Memory Support Living Area. Evenings, weekends and/or some holidays will be required. In compliance with new federal requirements for Long Term Care, Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to:

  • Assists and supports the Vitality and Well-Being Department with the planning and implementation of a multi-dimensional wellness program on the Memory Support Living Area. Some evenings, weekends and holidays. This includes, but is not limited to, offerings and opportunities that meet the emotional, environmental, intellectual, musical, nutritional, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational, needs, wants, and goals of the residents.
  • Leads weekly and/or monthly programming based on individual interests and strengths for residents on the memory support living
  • Maintains the ability to evaluate level of resident engagement during programs or events and communicates to Recreational Manager opinions, insights, and research to make necessary changes.
  • Completes recommended or required cross training sessions or meetings
  • Assists with meal set-up and overall dining experience.
  • Is aware of residents' physical and dietary limitations to the best of their abilities through communication and insight from the Nursing Staff
  • Helps to ensure the community is prepared for holidays and special events with d├ęcor and appropriate supplies.
  • Remains on the alert for conditions that may interfere with the safety and well-being of residents. HOURS:
    • Sunday-Tuesday
    • Thursday-Saturday
    • 12:00-7:30PMKNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES include, but not limited to:
      • Ability to work under limited supervision.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to recognize abnormal signs and symptoms, which signify a physical change in condition, which would require nursing interventions and notifies nursing of these observationsEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
        • Must have a high school degree or GED.
        • Prefer a two or four year degree in recreation, wellness, art, or certified as an Activity Director by the National Council of Activity Professionals
        • Prefer 1-2 years of experience in a long term care, assisted living, or adult day setting working with individuals with dementia. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
          • The employee is frequently required to stand for long periods of time, walk, climb stairs, balance and may be asked to provide support for a resident with mobility limitations.
          • Lift 25 pounds maximum JOB TYPE
            • Part TimeSharon Towers is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Recruitment, employment, promotional and all other human resource decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Taking care of our residents begins with taking care of our Employees. Company's website: www.sharontowers.orgWE OFFER
                • Starting rate based of level of skill in this position
                • Comprehensive benefit package for Full-Time employees
                • Bi-weekly direct deposit
                • Subsidized employee meal program
                • Generous Paid leave time
                • Free Parking
                • Matching 401(k) contributions
                • Tuition reimbursement
                • Onsite fitness and aquatic center
                • Carolina Cooperative Federal Credit Union
                • Employee Assistance programCOVID precautions are in place and onsite testing may be required. Throughout this pandemic, Sharon Towers has not had to lay off any employees, nor reduce scheduled hours. The health and safety of our employees has been a top priority for us throughout this pandemic. We care for our employees with competitive pay, affordable benefits, and numerous employee appreciation events.

Keywords: Sharon Towers, Charlotte , Activity Assistant - Memory Care, Other , Charlotte, North Carolina

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