Memory Care Program Coordinator

Abbott Terrace Health Center - Waterbury, CT
Posted 3 weeks ago

We are hiring a Memory Care Program Coordinator to join our dynamic recreation team at Abbott Terrace in Waterbury!

This is a full-time position with weekly pay starting at $30/hour. Pay depends on experience and interview.

Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life.

Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our residents and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the com

As the Memory Care Program Coordinator, you enhance the overall operation of the dementia unit by developing/implementing the dementia specific programming to ensure that an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident is maintained.

Education & Experience:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a certificate in Therapeutic recreation from an accredited college or Associate Degree with major emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation.
  • A Bachelors Degree in a related field and one year of full time employment in Therapeutic Recreation in a health care facility; or a Bachelors Degree in a related field and 6 credit hours of Therapeutic Recreation coursework; or an Associates Degree in a related field and two years full time employment in Therapeutic Recreation in a health care setting; or an Associates Degree in a related field and 9 credit hours of Therapeutic Recreation coursework as required by the State employed in. A related field shall include, but is not limited to Sociology, Psychology, Art, Music and Education.
  •  Certified Dementia Practitioner required.
  • As a minimum, one (1) year experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility or other related medical facility activities department is preferred.
  • Experience working with those diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing a purposeful and engaging memory care program for residents in the dementia unit.
  • Supervise program aides and therapeutic recreation directors that assist with programs in the dementia unit.
  • Complete care plans and documentation in a timely fashion.
  • Assist Director of Staff Development in facilitation of monthly dementia in-services and Hand in Hand for all new employees, with materials provided by Athena.
  • Assist in plans and provisions of patient care by visiting residents regularly to evaluate needs.
  • Document and report to the nursing department any unusual or significant findings.
  • Report all reportable events immediately in accordance with our policy.
  • Encourage resident to take part in activities of daily living that will stimulate his/her potential, physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.
  • Spend duty time with residents rather than with other facility staff
  • Assist with and follow through on the establishment of resident care goals within the framework of the entire therapeutic team.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must possess sensitivity to those diagnosed with Dementia and their families.
  • Must have an understanding of appropriate activities for those with dementia.
  • Must be able to read, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the privacy rule and ensure all staff comply with facility privacy practices and policies and procedures.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to work with residents at varying functioning levels.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing program.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
  • Must participate in continuing education and inservice training.

About Athena Health Care Systems:

Abbott Terrace is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena’s Benefits:

  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

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