Hallmark House

Hallmark House

Prospect, KY, US, 40059



Hallmark House Memory Personal Care Community
Activities Assistant
opportunities are now available at our community in Prospect, KY.

Current Open Positions:
Part Time and PRN
9a-5p on Weekends (Saturday Sunday)

Contact us at (502) 290-6706 for more information.:

How you will make a difference:

* To assist the Activities Director in the planning, organizing, and directing of a program of activities, which provides opportunity for entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and expression and fulfills basic psychological, social, and spiritual needs to all residents of the facility.

* Assist the physically, emotionally, and cognitively impaired individual and their families in the exploration of appropriate avocation/leisure pursuits.

How you will spend your time:

* Meet physical and sensory requirements stated below and be able to work in the described environment.

* Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives that improve the customer experience, enhance workflow, and/or improve the work environment.

* Assist in the development, organization, and implementation of a program of activities to meet the social, emotional, physical, and other therapeutic needs of residents as identified on the resident’s plan of care and within the specified budget.

* Assist in the initiation and promotion of activities both within the facility and outside the facility, as weather permits, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of each resident at all times.

* Coordinate and verify that assistance is provided to residents for activities and events as necessary.

* Provide in room activities for residents who are unable to attend daily events.

* Assist in the creation of an ongoing calendar of activities that creatively meets multiple needs and is accessible and appealing to both men and women of all ages and abilities.

* Consistently maintain standards for activity scheduling and documentation established by policies and regulatory requirements.

* Assist with soliciting the involvement of the community (clubs, groups, organizations, agencies, churches, individuals, etc.) when planning facility activities and events.

* Assist in the planning, organizing, and directing of the Activity Department fund raising events.

* Maintain detailed records of activity programs and participation of individual residents, identifying progress toward established care plan goals.

* Participate in resident care planning by identifying the activity needs of residents in accordance with the medical assessment.

* Develop and distribute a monthly calendar of events, providing a copy of the calendar in each resident’s room, and at least one large calendar prominently displayed in the facility.

* Maintain a pictorial scrapbook of activities and events sponsored by the facility during the year.

* Assist with the development of an active volunteer program through marketing, development, support, and organization.

* Encourage participation by residents, family members, staff, visitors, community groups and individuals.

* Assist with the documentation of volunteer hours.

* Reward volunteers for service annually and at other special events.

* Help train groups of volunteers and students in techniques of recreational therapy.

* Prepare progress notes for medical staff reflecting residents’ reactions and evidence of progress or regression.

* Maintain all activity related records required by regulations and Medical Records – activity assessments, progress notes, and discharge summary.

* Assist the residents with organizing and maintaining active Resident Council.

* Provide accommodation, assistance, scheduling, and other means to assure that residents have the opportunity to meet a minimum of one time per month.

* Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.

* Other special projects and duties, as assigned.

The qualifications you will need:

* High school diploma or GED required or equivalent related work experience.

* Six (6) months to one (1) year experience or related experience performing activity related duties.

* Effective verbal and written English communication skills.

* Skilled at working with individuals who have cognitive, physical, or sensory disabilities.

* Practical knowledge of how an Activity Department functions in a nursing facility.

* General knowledge of regulatory requirements for an activity program in a long-term care facility.

* Experience in working with volunteers and ability to assist with organizing volunteer program, preferred.

* Ability to communicate at all levels of organization and work well within a team environment in support of company objectives.

* Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure.

* Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Ability to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent decisions.

* Ability to deal with new tasks without the benefit of written procedures.

* Approachable, flexible, and adaptable to change.

* Function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with stakeholders and vendors.

Your work environment:

* You’ll work mostly indoors on floors that are tiled or carpeted.

* You’ll be around other co-workers, residents, and their guests.

* You’ll have possible exposure to occasional slippery floors, chemicals, sharp objects, and hazardous materials and waste (including human), blood borne pathogens, and communicable diseases.

* You’ll be around possible high-stress medical and/or life-threatening situations.

Physical and Sensory requirements:

* This role requires moderate physical activity.

* Requires handling of average-weight objects up to twenty-five (50) pounds.

* Sitting for more than two (2) hours at a time.

* Requires writing and/or computer work with repetitive typing and concentrating on computer screen and/or documents for more than two (2) hours at a time.

* Standing and/or walking for more than eight (8) hours per day.

* Bending and/or stooping for more than four (4) hours at a time.

Signature HealthCARE is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran and other protected categories.