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Activities Assistant FT (Experienced in Assisted Living & Memory Care) - The Palms at Ponte Vedra

Paid Time Off, 401K, Excellent Health Benefits
The Palms at Ponte Vedra is an award winning facility!
Job Title: Activity Assistant
Reports To: Executive Director, Activities Director
Location: The Palms at Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Status: Non-exempt
SUMMARY
Plans and administers ongoing activities programs for the community. These include both group and individual social outings. Encourages resident participation in activities and procures the necessary equipment. Maintains the activity department budget.
COMPANY MISSION
The Palms at Ponte Vedra is committed to providing quality assisted living services to North East Florida. Our goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of the community, our residents, and our employees.
VISION
To meet the challenge of providing the finest quality assisted living services in an ever-changing environment.
COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES
Ability to meet the residents psycho-social needs and focus on something other than their situation ALLOWS AND ENCOURAGES RESIDENT TO DO AS MUCH OF THEIR OWN CARE AS POSSIBLE.
Assists in dining room while meals are being served. May assist in preparing meals following preplanned menus. Encourages residents to eat a proper diet and take adequate fluids while respecting the residents rights to free choice. Reports any changes in residents eating habits to the supervisor.
Participates in leisure activities provided for the residents as described in the activity calendar. Encourages residents to socialize and participate in planned activities or programs and to develop friendships with other residents.
Maintains residents activity records daily in a timely manner and in accordance with company policy and procedures .This includes documentation related to: leisure activities; incidents and observations; charting any changes in residents physical condition and/or behaviors visitors; etc. Observes the health and emotional condition of each resident and promptly reports all changes to the supervisors.
Assist residents with medications procedure when needed on outings or while manager on duty. Exhibits understanding of and follows medication policies and procedures.
Assists in maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly environment for all residents.
Follows proper procedures in emergency situations and responds promptly and positively to resident request for assistance including emergency pull cords, telephone calls, and request from family and friends,
Develops and maintains a monthly activity calendar. This calendar will be posted for all to view.
Encourages teamwork through cooperative interactions with co-workers.
Records each residents participation of activities daily.
Assists Activities Director with care plans, relating to activities
Continually updates and improves the activities program
Complies with all mandated laws.
May be assigned as person in charge of community.
Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Possesses exceptional problem-solving skills.
Possess patience, ability to maintain composure within a stressful environment.
Possess ability to inspire and motivate others.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three to six months related experience preferred and/or training in direct service with older adults, or equivalent combination of education and experience. In accordance with state law, may need to possess current state certification and follow regulations to maintain license currency.
Knowledge of dementia particularly of the Alzheimers type is helpful.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small groups situations to residents, residents families, and other employees of the company. Ability to effectively communicate in English.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American weight and measure.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Uses good judgement in emergency situations, and gets help when needed.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and toxic caustic chemicals. The environment is characteristic of a facility in which healthcare is provided to the frail elderly. The noise level is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Condition of Employment and/or Continued Employment
It is the policy of the Company to maintain a drug-free workplace as a condition of employment and/or continued employment. All employees and job applicants must abide by the terms of this policy.



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