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ACTIVITY ASSISTANT

Company: Northshore Senior Center
Location: Bothell
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Description: SUMMARY: Assists in the provision of recreational therapy to maintain and, if possible, improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of frail and disabled adults.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Assist with daily activities as assigned by the Activity Manager.2. Provide personal attention to the participants. Share any special skills and talents.4. Participate with other staff in the development of each participant's individual treatmentplan, evaluation of participant progress, and planning for discharge of participant.5. Lead group activities.6. Assist participants with feeding, mobility, and toileting.7. Assist staff and participants with outings and special events.8. Set up and take down furniture as directed. Help maintain a clean and safe environment.9. Attend staff meetings and training.11. Demonstrate an eagerness to learn and enhance skills that promote cultural competence.12. Participate in events related to understanding institutional racism and building cultural competence.13. Other duties as necessary and assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1. High School diploma or GED.2. Minimum of one year experience working with frail and disabled adults and the elderly.3. Physical ability to assist disabled participants with transferring and ambulating; must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.4. Ability to work cooperatively as a team member.5. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.6. Willingness to obtain a yearly TB Test, Statement of Good Health, Food Handlers' Permit, and CPR Certification.7. Willingness to help participants with feeding and toileting.8. Computer experience preferred.Note: All employees are subject to WA State Patrol Criminal History Background Check and must complete a Criminal History Self-Disclosure Form.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to speak effectively with clients, including those who are hard of hearing, read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Basic math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and to problem solve.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to sort, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. A person must be able to physically assist the disabled adults in transferring and ambulating.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The job is performed in a temperature-regulated environment with a moderate noise level.COVID-19 considerations:Employees must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date. Proof of vaccination required. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. All employees must follow. - Based on Experience -

Keywords: Northshore Senior Center, Seattle , ACTIVITY ASSISTANT, Other , Bothell, Washington

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