Activity Assistant

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Winthrop, MN
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Activity Assistant

Location: 3660 - GSS Winthrop

506 High St W

Winthrop, Minnesota, 55396-9798

United States

Employment Type: Part-Time

Hourly: 10.00 - 11.00

Shift:

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 long term care is preferred; other pertinent experience includes working in any confined environment-hospitals, prison, school, hospice, day care, group home, residential care, or psychiatric setting. Completion of an activity training program or ability to complete such program approved by the location and the state in which the location is located is necessary.

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.

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