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Memory Care Assistant (Activities / Program Assistant)

Company: Maplewood at Southport LLC
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Memory Care Assistant (Activities Assistant)

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 a part 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 Memory Care Assistants 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

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.

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.

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

Keywords: Maplewood at Southport LLC, Fairfield , Memory Care Assistant (Activities / Program Assistant), Other , Fairfield, Connecticut

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