Activity Assistant

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Olathe, KS


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Activity Assistant

Location: 3140 - GSS Olathe

20705 W 151st St
Olathe, Kansas, 66061-7222
United States

Employment Type: Full-Time

Hourly: 11.00 - 16.13

Shift: Day

Job Summary
As an Activity Assistant at the Good Samaritan Society, your role is to help build and assess our resident activity schedule, creating fun, healthy and safe programming and events. If you have an appreciation for helping others, then we have an opportunity to use your experience as an Activity Assistant.

What's in it for you: You will work in a faith-based organization with daily devotions and prayer before meetings (if you choose to participate). And you'll be part of a family, offering love and compassion to residents as part of a dedicated and diverse care team. Just ask our employees - it's what they love most about their role at the Society. That, and our opportunities for advancement.

You're a good fit if: You have a good work ethic, are a great communicator and know how to creatively engage residents who may experience physical or cognitive limitations.

What you'll do: You'll be an advocate for engaging residents with healthy, entertaining events. You will plan, lead and assess all programming - both within our locations and, on occasion, outside of it. You'll assist in general resident care, including ensuring proper dress and attire, escorting residents and helping with dining experiences. You'll follow and document all necessary federal guidelines regarding supervising residents on outings and guaranteeing food safety, as well as maintaining a safe physical environment.

You're qualified for this position if: You meet all qualifications outlined below.

Throughout our organization, we aim to fulfill the most basic of human needs: to feel loved, valued and at peace. Are you ready to join our team?

Qualifications

Prior work experience in activities, working with elderly and those with dementia is preferred.
Ability and desire to be creative in adapting programs and supplies to meet individual resident needs.
If assigned on Alzheimer's Unit, training in working with residents with dementia; training for communication skills in working with visually/hearing impaired, aphasic residents or other specific disabilities (stroke, CHF, etc.) and validation techniques are preferred.

Activity Assistant - full time, Monday - Friday + every 5th weekend, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, prefer experience working in activities with elderly and those with dementia, prefer CNA certification. Requirements: team player, quick learner, self-motivated.

Some of our many benefits:
*Scholarships for tuition assistance.
*Extensive amount of training given for new staff with trained mentors.
*Flexibility in scheduling.
*Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
*discount on auto, home and renters insurance
*credit union
*retirement plan
*discounts for cell phone companies, theatres, hotel, KC Renaissance Festival, Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun, Starlight, YMCA

Good Samaritan Society - Olathe is our 140 bed skilled nursing and long term care center that provides individualized care in a neighborhood environment. GSS-Olathe also offers specialized dementia or Alzheimer's care.

Philosophy: Good Samaritan Society is well-known in the Olathe community for providing care and housing for adults. We take pride in our reputation within the community of Olathe for providing compassionate care that goes beyond meeting our residents' physical needs by
recognizing and supporting their emotional and spiritual needs as well. We believe that everyone, both resident and staff, deserve to feel loved, valued and at peace. The Good Samaritan Society is not just a business or a system. We are people with a mission. We are the nation's leading not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, here to share God's love in word and deed. We serve our residents with compassion and understanding.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status.

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All qualified applicants will recieve consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status.