Memory Care Program Coordinator
|Salary Range:||$14 - $15 per hour - 32 hours per week|
|Benefits:||Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k Vacation and Sick|
|Location:||Stratford at West Clay|
|Description:||The Memory Care Program Coordinator develops, implements and evaluates the activity based programs and services to dementia residents with the Activity Director. Programs and services should address the spiritual, recreational, social, as well as other emotional and physical needs of residents in accordance with the communities’ polices and procedures and with current State and local requirements for a licensed residential community. |
|Duties:|| Develops and delivers programs and other services to meet the unique needs of individuals with dementia, including programs that may be incorporated into resident’s daily schedule.
Performs daily group and individual activities that address the specific needs of the resident population, that are designed to keep the individual active and engaged throughout his/her day; must maintain high level of flexibility so that programs may be modified to address individual needs or interest as required.
Develops relationships with the residents to build rapport and provide support.
Responds appropriately to difficult behaviors; must be adept at addressing combative behavior in a calm, consistent and professional manner that does not increase resident’s anxiety or does not arouse apprehension among other residents and staff.
Position requires flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends and some holidays.
The facility operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Department schedules must accommodate fluctuating business demands and employees may be asked to work shifts other than those they prefer or normally work.
|Qualifications:|| Must be a Certified Activity Director, with specialized dementia training.
Must have a minimum of three (3) years working with dementia population in long term care or assisted living environment.
High School Diploma or GED is essential.
Gerontology, Social Services or other related training and/or experience a plus.
Excellent ability to interact and communicate with a variety of people, both on a one-on-one basis and in meetings and group presentations; must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset, and sometimes hostile people; must be able to communicate in a manner understandable by older adults especially those with cognitive impairments.
Above average ability to make independent decisions and delegate responsibility and duties.
Must be flexible and willing to adjust to changing environments and schedules.
Proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail systems, and Internet browsers.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
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