Recreation Activities Assistant – Full-Time

Lake Grove, NY
Recreation
09/22/2022
The Bristal at Lake Grove
Depends on Experience  Hourly
Full Time
Tues- Sat Day Shift

Looking for a career where you can make a difference in someone else's life? Where opportunities abound to advance your future, both personally and professionally? The Bristal Assisted Living is the place for you. You'll thrive in a premier senior care organization that values you as an individual — not just your experience and skillsets, but your unique talents and energy. You'll enrich the community in which you work, and that community will enrich you. We call what we do at The Bristal "hospitality with a higher purpose." We know you'll make an impactful difference. Because the difference is you. Come join us!

We are seeking a creative, compassionate, hands-on Recreation Activities Assistant to assist in presenting and coordinating recreational programs for our assisted living residents, as well as residents with Alzheimer's disease or dementia in our dedicated Reflections Memory Care Neighborhood. You will assist residents in making the adjustment to a new concept of living at our luxury assisted living community, not only encouraging them to continue pursuing their interests, hobbies and lifestyle activities, but also to develop new and stimulating interests, as well. You will help plan fun and safe trips to suitable destinations, such as art galleries, theaters, music venues, racetracks, sports events as well as religious and cultural programs. You will also help prepare, print and distribute copies of our monthly calendar, newsletters and memos to residents. You will also be expected to perform planned activities in the absence of the Director of Recreation. In this role you will maintain a knowledge of resident backgrounds, hobbies, special interests, and spoken languages, etc., and use this knowledge to encourage resident engagement and participation. The loving attention you bring to the assistance you provide is fundamental to the quality of life and the general wellbeing of our residents every day.

Full Time, Part Time, and Per Diem schedules available

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/qualifications:

  • One year's prior experience working with a senior population, and those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia a plus
  • At least 6 months of Recreation activity experience (art therapy, music therapy) or event leadership experience, and preferably in assisted living, long-term care or a similar industry setting
  • Be outgoing, warm and have a genuine caring personality
  • Able to create programs that get residents involved and excited
  • Be dependable and able to supervise activities, special events and safe excursions for the residents
  • Has creative talents in one or more areas, such as art, music, readings, dance, etc.
  • Always maintaining oneself well-groomed and properly attired
  • Demonstrates good listening and communication skills and always presents a positive spirit and professional attitude
  • Possesses a proven ability to lead classes and other instructional learning sessions and speak in front of a group setting with ease, confidence and clarity
  • Holds a high school diploma or equivalent at a minimum

Must have or be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, subject to legal accommodations

Looking for a career where you can make a difference in someone else's life? Where opportunities abound to advance your future, both personally and professionally? The Bristal Assisted Living is the place for you. You'll thrive in a premier senior care organization that values you as an individual — not just your experience and skillsets, but your unique talents and energy. You'll enrich the community in which you work, and that community will enrich you. We call what we do at The Bristal "hospitality with a higher purpose." We know you'll make an impactful difference. Because the difference is you. Come join us!

Every year, more and more seniors experience memory loss. We are seeking compassionate and dedicated Resident Care Assistants/Home Health Aides who have a heart for senior care and can improve the quality of life of residents with Alzheimer's disease and dementia in our dedicated Reflections Memory Care Neighborhood. Your role is essential to the care and safety of residents who choose to call The Bristal home. The attention and understanding spirit that you bring helps to create a supportive environment for these residents, who, above all, need kindness, reassurance and genuine caring each day.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Assisting residents manage Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Escorting residents to meals and recreational activities
  • Helping out as needed in the Resident Services area to ensure the safety, comfort and wellbeing of our residents
  • Following all policies and procedures, and adhering to the instructions of the Nurse Shift Supervisor and the Director of Wellness

Qualifications:

  • NJ-Certified Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide
  • Experience assisting those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia is a plus
  • Must be able to speak and read in English
  • Previous experience with geriatric population preferred, providing assistance with ADLs
  • Ability to follow instructions and establish personal care routines
  • Basic understanding of dementia; patience and professionalism in redirecting residents
  • Ability to adjust to different personality types and situations in positive ways
  • Must always be reliable, caring and gentle in touch and demeanor
  • Maintain an abiding respect for the elderly and remain calm at all times

Must have or be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, subject to legal accommodations

Looking for a career where you can make a difference in someone else's life? Where opportunities abound to advance your future, both personally and professionally? The Bristal Assisted Living is the place for you. You'll thrive in a premier senior care organization that values you as an individual — not just your experience and skillsets, but your unique talents and energy. You'll enrich the community in which you work, and that community will enrich you. We call what we do at The Bristal "hospitality with a higher purpose." We know you'll make an impactful difference. Because the difference is you. Come join us!

We are seeking a creative, compassionate, hands-on Recreation Activities Assistant to assist in presenting and coordinating recreational programs for our assisted living residents, as well as residents with Alzheimer's disease or dementia in our dedicated Reflections Memory Care Neighborhood. You will assist residents in making the adjustment to a new concept of living at our luxury assisted living community, not only encouraging them to continue pursuing their interests, hobbies and lifestyle activities, but also to develop new and stimulating interests, as well. You will help plan fun and safe trips to suitable destinations, such as art galleries, theaters, music venues, racetracks, sports events as well as religious and cultural programs. You will also help prepare, print and distribute copies of our monthly calendar, newsletters and memos to residents. You will also be expected to perform planned activities in the absence of the Director of Recreation. In this role you will maintain a knowledge of resident backgrounds, hobbies, special interests, and spoken languages, etc., and use this knowledge to encourage resident engagement and participation. The loving attention you bring to the assistance you provide is fundamental to the quality of life and the general wellbeing of our residents every day.

Full-time schedule includes one weekend shift per week (Tues–Sat or Sun–Thurs). 

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/qualifications:

  • One year's prior experience working with a senior population, and those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia a plus
  • At least 6 months of Recreation activity experience (art therapy, music therapy) or event leadership experience, and preferably in assisted living, long-term care or a similar industry setting
  • Be outgoing, warm and have a genuine caring personality
  • Able to create programs that get residents involved and excited
  • Be dependable and able to supervise activities, special events and safe excursions for the residents
  • Has creative talents in one or more areas, such as art, music, readings, dance, etc.
  • Always maintaining oneself well-groomed and properly attired
  • Demonstrates good listening and communication skills and always presents a positive spirit and professional attitude
  • Possesses a proven ability to lead classes and other instructional learning sessions and speak in front of a group setting with ease, confidence and clarity
  • Holds a high school diploma or equivalent at a minimum

Must have or be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, subject to legal accommodations