Activities Assistant – Ledgewood

Beverly, MA



Job Number: 321105


IT’S SIMPLE. You want to work in a healthcare setting where you are valued and appreciated – where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients/residents you treat. You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it.  You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.  Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.  Join us!
 
Summary:
Resident Activity Assistant organizes and participates in person-specific activity programming, including one to one interventions, small group facilitation and large group presentations and assists the resident activity director as needed.
Qualifications:
Education:
Bachelors in Recreational Therapy or Occupational Therapy or
Bachelors degree in relevant human service field, 20 hrs CEUs within 1 year of hire* or state specific training to be initiated at first offering or
Certification as Occupational Therapy Assistant or
Associate degree in human service field, 20 hrs CEUs within 1 year of hire* or
NCCAP Certified as Activity Assistant Certified*
High School Diploma or GED AND minimum of 6 college credits*(as required by NCCAP) or
State-specific certification as an Activity Assistant
Licenses/Certification:
Certified Recreation Therapist, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Activity Assistant Certified (NCCAP or state-specific) preferred
Experience:
Prefer minimum of 500 hours of experience in activity programming in any setting prior to hire.
For high school/GED educated applicants, college courses must include one English course in composition, report or technical writing, and one course in areas of Art/Recreation Programming, Sciences, or Management with a passing grade.
*Acceptable areas of in-service education and CEUs can be reviewed at http://www.nccap.org/.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Capable of documenting individual participation and value of approaches in medical record.
Demonstrated willingness to learn new modalities and approaches.
Good listener.
Builds rapport easily.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Able to work with residents/families facing end of life issues.
*Kindred Healthcare proudly supports Affirmative Action. Drug-free work environment.
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