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Activities Assistant - Per diem

Company: Maplewood at Southport LLC
Location: Stratford
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Activities Assistant ($13-$19)

Maplewood at Southport, 917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT

Want to know what makes our employees eager about going to work every day? The people we serve. Being apart of Maplewood requires passion and a desire to help others. Each employee has the ability to touch the hearts of all our seniors and be a part of something bigger than themselves. It’s not just a job. It’s an extraordinary life.

Maplewood Senior Living is a state-of-the-art, forward-thinking senior living provider.  We offer a home-like, luxury environment for our residents, allowing them to live “the good life” in a safe environment.  As an associate of Maplewood Senior Living, you will have the ability to make a profound difference in the lives of seniors each and every day. As we continue to grow, we are seeking an Activities Assistant to become part of our family.  We invite you to take your first step toward a rewarding career with us!

What we offer

  • Competitive wages
  • Flexible shifts
  • Paid training & uniforms
  • Growth opportunities
  • Bonus & incentive programs
  • Competitive Benefits Package: including medical, dental, vision, 401K, company paid time-off, life insurance policy, insurance deductibles and voluntary Aflac insurance for our full-time employees

The Activities Assistant will work hand in hand with the Activities Director to execute as organized and diversified program of individual and group activities. Our Activities Assistants facilitate daily programs to engage residents in culture, spiritual, physical, political, social, and intellectual activities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate daily programs and activities for residents
  • Collaborate with other departments to engage everyone in resident programming
  • Provide an excellent customer experience for residents and families
  • Ensure resident involvement/engagement through one on one, small group, and large group activities

Education/Experience/Licensure/Certification

  • Experience in activity planning with older adults preferred
  • Knowledge of dementia and related issues
  • Experience and interest in working with older adults
  • Evidence in creativity
  • Highly organized
  • Mature, pleasant, friendly, and cheerful personality
  • Driver Requirements: Driver license required with good driving record. May be required to take driving test

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

All candidates will be required to show valid proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before commencing work or commit to obtaining full vaccination within 30 days of commencing work, unless they receive an approved exemption from Maplewood.  Maplewood will require unvaccinated candidates to obtain their first dose prior to commencing work and then obtaining a second dose with in thirty days after the first dose.  Those who do not obtain full vaccination within that time frame, without an approved exemption, will be terminated. 

Experience

Preferred
  • 1 - 2 years: Experience with activity planning

Licenses & Certifications

Required
  • Driver's License

Skills

Preferred
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Managing Multiple Projects
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability

Behaviors

Preferred
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Preferred
  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Keywords: Maplewood at Southport LLC, Stratford , Activities Assistant - Per diem, Other , Stratford, Connecticut

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