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Memory Care Activity Aide

Applicant must hold their CNA certificate.
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for performing the daily activity calendar requirements set by the Dementia Unit Coordinator. Achieves and maintains the highest quality of life for each resident, with understanding of all psychosocial, medical, and activity needs/preferences.
QUALIFICATIONS
Hold a high school education or equivalent
Have at least 1 year experience working in the healthcare field, volunteering or personal experience with the disabled population
Current knowledge of Federal and State activity regulations and/or ability to understand and interpret
Be able to read and write English
May prefer bi-lingual abilities base off of individual facilities
Must be punctual, in personal calendar and activity calendar
Possess the qualities of empathy, compassion, understanding, enthusiasm, and humor in order to effectively interact with residents, families, and staff.
Must be able to relate and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day
Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, family members, personnel and support
Must be in good health
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provide feedback to the Memory Care Coordinator for monitoring achievement of facility and program goals through a team approach.
Lead therapeutic person centered activity program which constantly strives to enhance the quality of life of each resident and meet the Pathways and Activity Mission and Philosophy
Become knowledgeable of each individual resident's background, cultural, life history, disease and medical care needs in detail to ensure an appropriate person-centered activity plan.
Activities shall be daily and shall reflect the schedules, choices, and rights of the residents
Be able to understand communication needs of residents, such as language services, communication boards, etc
Be flexible to meet the change in residents needs
Per direction of the Pathways Director, conduct, oversee, and complete initial and all on-going assessment, including but not limited to social, medical, cognitive, communication abilities, spiritual needs, physical, neuro-psychological, behavioral, amongst others as it relations to individual activity/leisure,
Perform other related duties as assigned.


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