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Maplewood Senior Living Activities Program Assistant in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts

The Activities Program Assistant is responsible for implementation of all programs & ensuring that it is therapeutic to the residents & maximizes their quality of life. Maplewood Senior Living offers a full range of social, physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual & purposeful programs to meet overall wellbeing of our residents. Essential Functions: Provide outstanding customer service to all residents, family members, responsible persons, & visitors of residents in the community Demonstrate requisite knowledge, skills & abilities consistent with the duties & responsibilities of this position. Personable, reliable & a great communicator & team player. Able to relate professionally & positively to residents, incoming visitors & associates at all levels. Provide ongoing communication to the Lifestyle Director regarding staffing issues or concerns Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor (Lifestyle Director). Attend Monthly All Associate meetings Therapeutic Recreation Program: Select, schedule & lead activities appropriate for all levels & abilities Assist with implementation of special events for the community, at least one family event per quarter Assist with completion of Staying Connected Form/Personal History Form for all residents Assist with coordinating WISH Program/Parallel activities with Resident Service Care team. Assist Lifestyle Program Director & Coordinator to maintain appropriate program supplies for recreation programs Posts the current monthly, weekly & daily schedule of activities in designated public areas Provide an afternoon social or Happy hour daily Assist the Lifestyle Director to hold a monthly Activity Committee Meeting to provide residents opportunity to give input into the monthly calendar of events. Assist with conducting the Annual Maplewood theme Compliance/ Safety/Vehicle: Follows all emergency procedures Understands & implements all safety practices & procedures. Communication: Possess a sincere passion for working with our senior population Creative, energetic, enthusiastic, patient, flexible, encouraging, & team-oriented. Displays patience, tact, enthusiasm & a cheerful disposition Create a positive atmosphere with an engaging variety of activities Promote Maplewood in a positive manner & effectively communicate the organizations values to residents, visitors, co-workers & the community 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 recreation, occupational therapy, gerontology or a related field, or two years of full-time experience in the recreation field with an adult population Must possess a passion for working with the senior population & improving their quality of life Excellent communication, organization & time management skill Basic typing skills & computer knowledge; familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Publisher & creative software Driver requirements: Valid driver\'s license with good driving record. May be required to take a driving test