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Activity Caregiver Journeys Long Term Care Neighborhood - Full Time

Activity Caregiver Journeys Long Term Care Neighborhood - Full Time

Purpose of the Position

To plan and provide a varied and resident-centered programming that meets a variety of interests and individual needs as well as adapting the social, environmental, and personal care for a full and purposeful life in the resident’s home. The Caregiver is responsible for working with the neighborhood team to complete the daily neighborhood routine. This position will be cross-trained to provide housekeeping and assist with resident cares.

Essential Functions

  • The Caregiver will specialize in coordinating with residents and employees to carry out the activity programming for the neighborhood.
  • The Caregiver will also seek to teach others how to engage residents in spontaneous activity so the neighborhood is full of life.
  • May provide limited personal care assistance including grooming and other assistance as needed. Knows the content and follows each resident’s service plan.
  • Develops effective relationships with residents and learns resident preferences and individualizes services for each resident.
  • Communicates and electronically documents activity program participation in an effective and timely manner.
  • Passes information on to co-workers to provide continuity of services.
  • Collaborates with staff to insure that activities are provided at various times.
  • Prepares for meal services, serves food/drinks, and acts as a host or hostess to provide the warmth of family with the service of a restaurant.
  • Joins residents to encourage socialization and to develop relationships.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and attractive appearance of the neighborhood.
  • Completes housekeeping services as assigned both in common spaces and in resident rooms, following established schedules and policies/procedures.
  • Works effectively as part of the neighborhood team accepting responsibility of work related tasks, sharing the work load with other team members.
  • Effectively communicates with supervisor and other departments.
  • Cleans, sanitizes, and straightens resident rooms as instructed.
  • Accommodates resident’s needs through responding appropriately to resident’s verbal/nonverbal expressions of needs.
  • Develops plans and identifies resident and neighborhood interests for planned programming that meets residents’ needs.
  • Assures community involvement in the neighborhood and works with volunteers.
  • Assures resident’s spiritual needs are met by willing employees.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of a resident-centered model of service delivery within neighborhood.
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of Friendship Haven.
  • Abide by Friendship Haven Standards of Personal Performance and Code of Ethics.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in writing and communicating with other team members.
  • Accountability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service and public relations.
  • Ability to be tactful in resolving customer service concerns and situations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Level of education to communicate effectively. Must be willing to complete cross-training to complete versatile assigned work tasks. Required to complete safe food handling and sanitation.
  • Licensure:  a CNA Certification is required, or willing to obtain.
  • Experience: Working in aging-related environments, public service, housekeeping, or dining environments preferred.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Not Applicable

Experience Level : Not Applicable

Job Function : Customer Service, General

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