Resident Engagement Assistant

Resident Engagement Assistant

October 14, 2020

The Resident Engagement Assistant (a.k.a. Activities Assistant) will participate with other Resident Engagement assistants, Resident Engagement Coordinators and the Director of Resident Engagement in planning and facilitating a wide variety of large and small group activities which will increase the resident’s self-respect, promote physical, spiritual, cognitive, social and emotional health. He or she will also provide 1 to 1 individual activities for those residents who generally do not benefit from group activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Independently plan and lead regularly scheduled daily group activities. Assist with resident transportation to and from group activities.
Set-up and clean-up after each activity and ensure that activity areas are safe before, during, and after each activity.
Document resident’s involvement in scheduled activities and 1:1 visits.
Within five days of admit makes initial contact with the new residents.
Deliver resident’s mail & newspapers daily.
Other duties as assigned (Assist with a wide variety of scheduled out-of-facility activities, provide individual activities for room bound residents, responsible for monthly changes in bulletin boards, seasonal and activity decorations, keep the Director of Resident Engagement and Resident Engagement Coordinators informed of resident needs, problems and behavior changes, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Education Background
High School Diploma

Licensure, Registration, Certification
Current CPR and First Aid Certification
Current King County Food Handler Permit
Valid Washington State Driver’s license.

Special Training/Skills
Must be flexible and able to adapt to changes readily.
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
Must have reading, writing, and computer skills.
Ability to use tack, diplomacy and to present a neat and professional appearance.
Must have good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public effectively.
Must have a high energy level, be outgoing and enthusiastic.
Must be sensitive to the issues faced by the elder population and be genuinely interested in promoting their well-being.
Flexible work hours (including weekends, evenings and holidays) will be required at times.
Should be observant and able to detect changes in residents’ condition quickly.
Must be willing to attend classes and seminars to increase knowledge regarding new activity approaches & ideas and awareness of changes in the field of gerontology.
Must be able to prioritize tasks and start and finish activities in a timely fashion.

Work Experience
Previous experience working with large and small groups beneficial, experience in working with the elderly or in a nursing home setting preferred.

Physical Demands
Should show evidence of good physical endurance and mental health, visual and aural acuity.
Must have good physical mobility and will be required to assist residents during activities and outings, will be required to hook up wheelchairs in bus.
Ability to climb ladders.
Often requires high energy output over an extended period of time.
Should be able to work under stress.

INFECTIOUS RISK CATEGORY

SOME RISK. Likely to have some occupational exposure with patient’s blood or other body fluids. May require protective equipment to be worn during some aspects of direct patient care.

SOME (COVID-19) RISK: Possible occupational exposure to residents or clients with COVID-19. May require personal protective equipment (PPE) to be worn during some aspects or seasons of job.

Wesley Homes is a not for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults. It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Retirement Communities and Health Services for (and by) people who love life.

Wesley Homes has a non-discrimination policy and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Info

Company Name
Wesley Homes

Company URL
https://wesleychoice.org/

Contact Name
Haydee

Email
hrusso@wesleyhomes.org

Phone
2068701231

Fax
206-870-1208

Location

32049 109th Pl. SE
Auburn, WA 98092