Memory Care Program Specialist

  • Elderwood at Lancaster
  • Lancaster, NY, United States
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full time

Job Description

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Elderwood at Lancaster has an exciting opportunity for a Memory Care Program Specialist! 

 

Do you have a degree in Recreation Therapy? Are you a Certified Occupational Therapist or have related experience? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions - we want you to explore this role with us!

 

Position Overview:

  • Provides therapeutic and social programming to meet the physical and emotional needs of residents, under the direction of the Director of Activities with assistance from the Director of Memory Care.
  • Responsible for input and completion of daily memory care calendar, resident participation reviews, daily attendance forms, monthly progress reports and assistance with meal service, as requested
Employee Perks!: 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Free On-Site Parking, Free Uniforms, Generous PTO & holiday package, Increased Wages, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, NEW Weekly Pay Schedule!, Point-earning employee reward program: redeem for prizes!, Substantial employee referral program Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions

  1. Responsible for responding immediately to residents' needs and requests.
  2. Assists residents with therapeutic and social activities/situations that are designed to appeal to residents’ interests and enhance the resident’s highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
  3. Assists with meal service as needed, feeding assistance (if applicable) after completion of training.
  4. Assists with providing appropriate mental stimulation for residents needs
  5. Notifies Licensed Nurse of changes in residents' conditions or needs.
  6. Maintains facility standards for resident care.
  7. Ability to read and understand task assignments, and to report verbally and record care in writing
  8. Display of genuine concern for the elderly; a dependable, patient and compassionate attitude towards residents
  9. Demeanor always respectful of residents' rights and wishes
  10. Ability to cooperate with others and to follow directions
  11. Attends employee council meetings, departmental meetings and required or preferred in-service training and offers constructive suggestions when able.
  12. Generates and develops ideas, which improve the quality of care for residents or increase job productivity and satisfaction.
  13. Performs all job duties according to safety rules and practices required for this position, and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, residents, and visitors of this organization.
  14. Performs assigned duties according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this job position, and for all staff members of this organization.
  15. Exhibits the highest level of customer service towards staff, residents, and visitors.
  16. Utilizes electronic timekeeping system as directed.
  17. Follows policy and procedure regarding all electronic devices, computers, tablets, etc.
  18. Supports and abides by Elderwood’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  19. Abides by Elderwood’s business code of conduct, compliance, and HIPAA policies.
  20. Perform other work duties as requested by supervisor, manager, or Administrator.
Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy, Education or related field OR Certified Occupational Therapist (COTA) OR Associates Degree (example COTA) with 1-2 years of experience in long term care Activities OR 1-2 years’ experience in recreational programming in another field. 
  • Current, valid state required certification or license in the state in which work is performed or must be willing to obtain National Certification in Activities within 1 year.
  • Certification in dementia and/or behavior management (e.g. CDT) or (will obtain within 1 year of hire)
  • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and web-based applications
  • Current, valid driver license (if applicable)
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with dementia population desired