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Recreation Assistant

Company: ERA Living - Aljoya Mercer Island
Location: Mercer Island
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Free Meals! Free Onsite Parking!

Era Living is seeking a full-time Recreation Assistant to become the newest member of our Life Enrichment team located - at Aljoya Mercer Island, Mercer Island, WA. -We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and team-oriented person to brainstorm new ideas, plan and implement activities, and help enhance the quality of life of our residents.

Competitive Compensation and a Complete Benefits Package including:

Company Sponsored Health Plan

401k with Generous Employer Match

Vacation & Sick Leave

Leadership & Longevity Bonuses

Employee Discount Programs

Employee Assistance Program

The advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements!

**Eligibility contingent on meeting requirements of each benefit (hours worked, age, etc.)

Primary Responsibilities:

The Recreation Assistant leads small and large resident recreation group activities including cognitive enrichment activities, physical fitness activities and classes, and off-site outings. The role assists with social programming and planning. All duties must be performed while ensuring resident safety, maintaining confidentiality and showing sensitivity to the needs and concerns of older adults.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Possess and maintain a valid WA State Driver License and driving record compliant with Era Living Qualified and Authorized Drivers policy, required

Experience leading group activities and fitness programs, preferred

Experience using computers: word processing, Publisher and Excel, required

Possess excellent time management and attention to detail skills; Proven ability to meet strict deadlines and within allotted time frames, required

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to read, write and communicate in English, required

Ability to pass DSHS background check, required

Must comply with the Washington State COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare workers

Education and Experience:

High-school diploma or GED equivalent, required; some post-secondary education preferred

Experience leading group activities and fitness programs; experience working with older adults or persons with cognitive impairments preferred

Required:

First Aid and CPR certified or able to obtain within 30 days of hire

Food Handler's Certificate or able to obtain within 14 days of hire

Washington State Alcohol Permit or able to obtain within 30 days of hire

Complete Caregiver Dementia and Caregiver Mental Health training within 120 days of hire

Must complete 70 hour course to earn a long term care aide certificate within 120 days of hire (** Not required if worked in boarding home setting in 2011)

Complete 12 hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) yearly (completed by birthdate)

About Era Living:

If you are passionate about improving the quality of life for older adults and exemplify a values based approach to your work, demonstrating integrity, credibility, consistency, strong team orientation, and outstanding communication, we welcome your application!

Era Living has been voted #4 Best Place to Work in Seattle 2017 (CityVoter's) and Top 5 BEST Places to Work in 2014 & 2015 (King5 Best of Western Washington!).
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Keywords: ERA Living - Aljoya Mercer Island, Seattle , Recreation Assistant, Other , Mercer Island, Washington

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