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Activities Assistant Memory Care

Company: ERA Living - Ida Culver House Broadview
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

$500 Signing Bonus! - Meaningful Work Helping Seniors - Great Benefits!Era Living is seeking a full-time and part-time Activities Assistants (Terrace Recreation Assistant II) to join our Life Enrichment team in our memory care facility located at our Ida Culver House, Broadview, a beautiful retirement community in North Seattle, WA. Purposeful activities help enhance the lives of our residents living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and team-oriented person to brainstorm new ideas, plan and implement activities, and spend meaningful time with our residents. We use the Best Friends approach to dementia care and provide extensive training. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience working with seniors. This includes those starting out their careers, looking to make a change, or re-enter the workforce. Ida Culver House Broadview is close to several bus lines and has ample free street parking available nearby. Competitive Compensation and a Complete Benefits Package including:

  • Company Sponsored Health Plan
  • 401k with Generous Employer Match
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Complimentary Lunch
  • Company paid CEUs
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • The advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements!Primary Responsibilities:The Terrace Recreation Assistant II supports the Life Enrichment program in our memory care unit, providing direction in the general recreation program, the physical fitness program, or the cognitive enrichment program. All duties must be performed while ensuring resident safety, maintaining confidentiality, and showing sensitivity to the needs and concerns of older adults.
    • Coordinate and lead group, individual and resident orientation activities
    • Coordinate events, including booking, catering and advertising
    • Provide clerical support
    • Document resident participation
    • Oversee Cognitive Enrichment, Physical Fitness and Social programmingKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Excellent leadership and communication skills
      • Able to maintain effective working relationships with all residents, employees, family members and visitors
      • Valid WA State Driver's License and clean driving record
      • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
      • Ability to pass DSHS background check, required
      • Must comply with the Washington State COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare workersEducation and Experience:
        • High School diploma or GED required; some college preferred.
        • CTRS preferred.
        • Previous 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
        • Possess or able to obtain as soon as possible upon 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 (City Voter's) and Top 5 BEST Places to Work in 2014 & 2015 (King5 Best of Western Washington!).JB.0.00.LN

Keywords: ERA Living - Ida Culver House Broadview, Seattle , Activities Assistant Memory Care, Other , Seattle, Washington

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