Activities Assistant & Driver
Brightview Senior Living
 Shelton, CT

POSITION SUMMARY: Creates a vibrant living environment by engaging residents in a variety of activities to stimulate and support spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional wellness.

Essential job duties include the following:

  • Consistently and genuinely demonstrates the STARS principles of Service, Teamwork, Action, Reputation and Success in all activities and interactions.
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural, and emotional programming for residents that is consistent with Brightview standards and focused on residents' unique needs and interests.
  • Promotes and communicates upcoming community events and opportunities to residents, families, and associates.
  • Takes ownership of timely set up and breakdown for events, including preparing materials, effective staging, and coordination with other departments.
  • Consistently engages with residents to identify their preferences, hobbies, curiosities, needs, and interests; recommends programming and connections accordingly.
  • Drives community vehicles and/or accompanies residents to and from outside activities and appointments to ensure residents' engagement and safety.
  • Participates in developing professional communication pieces such as newsletters, emails to families, and daily event postings, to promote community events and share success stories.
  • Assists to develop, organize and ensure delivery of the community's monthly newsletter to residents.
  • Participates in and attends all required in-service training and education programs as scheduled.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

There are no supervisory responsibilities in this position.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TALENTS

  • One to three years' experience in a customer service oriented role and a four year college degree in gerontology, teaching, hospitality, or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Advanced computer skills including proficiency in MS Office Suite, audiovisual technology, and web applications; ability to quickly master new technology and applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly connect with diverse individuals and to engage and motivate others.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong customer orientation to older adults.
  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm and energy.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Must possess an approved DOT physical or ability to get one prior to hire. (start date may be delayed to obtain)
  • Must be 21 or older and possess a valid driver's license with a driving record in good standing.