Activities Assistant

Per Diem
Sheriden Woods Health Care Center - Bristol, CT
Posted 1 month ago

We are hiring per diem Activities Assistant to join our team at Sheriden Woods in Bristol!

$16 an hour with weekly pay.

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 patients 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 company.

As an Activities Assistant, you assist the Director of Therapeutic Recreation and/or Memory Care Program Coordinator in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the overall operation of the Therapeutic Recreation Department 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.

No experience is needed!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists 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 residents 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 be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • 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 the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the Privacy Rule and ensure all staff comply with facility privacy practices policies and procedures.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
  • Must participate in continuing education and inservice training.

About 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

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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