Essex Group Management Corp. Activity Assistant / Aide in Worcester, Massachusetts

Activity Assistant / Aide

Location

Worcester, MA

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Job Description

Title: Activity Assistant / Aide

Company Description:

West Side House of Worcester is a 91-bed skilled nursing center for the geriatric-psychiatric resident. We are operated by the Essex Group Management Corp, owned by a Vietnam Veteran. West Side House is dedicated to caring for our armed force veterans and elderly residents with psychiatric illnesses. We have been servicing the health care needs of seniors for over 50 years. There is a Psychiatrist as the Medical Director and a full-time Behaviorist on-site.

Job Summary:

  • Assists in planning and carrying out recreational programs, group activities, special entertainment, special holiday events and religious activities.

  • Works with volunteer groups.

  • Relays any problems that may arise and communicates ideas that may benefit the residents and their environment.

  • Document activity participation in medical record as required in Care Tracker interface.

  • Assists in recruiting, training and developing programs for volunteers or special-interest groups and develops appropriate working relationships.

  • Assists in development and cultivation of working relationships with church, civic and government agencies having special interest in the facility.

  • Demonstrate dependability, honesty and industriousness and follow Employee Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Policies.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Must have completed high school. Graduation from a junior college or college is desirable.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Special training in recreational planning and development desirable or two years of experience working in a recreational program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Good physical and mental health. Finger and hand dexterity to handle and manipulate instruments and equipment. Visual and auditory acuity. Must be able to lift a minimum of fifteen (15) lbs., and be able to carry objects. Must be able to push and pull, and continuously walk, sit and stand. Must be able to turn, crouch, kneel, stoop, bend below waist, and reach above shoulder height as tasks dictate. Must use good body mechanics.