Activities Assistant, DayBreak Center
May 16, 2020
We are currently recruiting for three qualified personnel to fulfill the positions of Activities Assistant for the DayBreak Center.
You will report to the Executive Director. Each position is part-time, 16 to 24 hours per week. Wages are $11 to $13 / hour DOE.
We need (amongst other skills) knowledge of dementia and memory care, and its effects on guests and their families and caregivers; two or more years of experience as a caregiver, or proven competency in giving care to individuals; ability to maintain confidentiality; and have (or obtain within 3 months of hire date) designated CPR, first aid and AED defibrillator certifications.
The DayBreak Center is an Adult Day Care center affiliated with Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. (SASi). It is located at 820 Main Street in Sandpoint, Idaho. The DayBreak Center provides quality daytime care for individuals with memory impairments through the implementation of activities geared toward meeting the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of the guests. Through this service, the DayBreak Center provides much-needed respite time for families and caregivers.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to)
Develops social and recreational activities and programs in collaboration with the Director, other staff and volunteers that consider the needs, abilities and interests of the guests. Creates and implements new ideas for activities and programs that stimulate guests and empower them to use their motors skills and stay active.
- Works with other staff and volunteers to implement activities and programs.
- Develops individual guest-centered daily plans and activities noting guest’s interests, etc.
- Observes guests to gauge their enjoyment and obtain their feedback to improve activities.
- Maintains daily documentation of each guest’s activities.
- Plans monthly activities and program calendar in collaboration with the Director, other staff and volunteers.
- Posts monthly activities and program calendar in area for all to see. Provides calendar to family members and caregivers if requested.
- Sets up work and activity areas daily.
- Assists with transferring, walking, eating and toileting.
- Decorates the Center for special occasions and holidays.
- Ensures entire facility is cleaned and disinfected daily.
- Maintains records for billing purposes to include tracking daily drop-off and pick-up times of guests and transferring information to a monthly billing sheet for the Bookkeeper.
- Maintains a current inventory of supplies, equipment, furniture and fixtures.
- Receives telephone calls and walk-in visitors.
- Develops and maintains effective relationships with co-workers, volunteers, program guests, caregivers, family members and the general public.
- Maintains current CPR, basic first aid and AED defibrillator certifications.
- Maintains and protects the privacy and confidentiality of guest information.
- Knowledge of dementia and memory care and its effect on guests and their family and caregivers.
- Two or more years of experience as a caregiver or proven competency in giving care to individuals.
- Ability to develop person-centered care and goal-setting plans that stimulate and empower guests.
- Ability to respond flexibly to situations, but in accordance with established policies and procedures, to ensure that the needs of guests are met, and their safety is maintained.
- Must be a self-starter and demonstrate the ability to work responsibly and independently as well as a team player.
- Have patience, compassion, respect and empathy for individuals with memory loss and their family and caregivers.
- Ability to demonstrate a positive, professional appearance and attitude and be sensitive to guests’ issues and feelings.
- Have a great sense of humor.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of universal precautions for controlling the spread of infection.
- Ability to multi-task, work under stress, in difficult situations and efficiently with minimal supervision.
- Have, or obtain within three months of hire date, designated CPR, first aid and AED defibrillator certifications.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to safely sit and/or stand for periods of time, reach with hands and arms, stoop, squat, twist, push and pull, maintain balance, bend at waist, kneel, walk varying distances and climb stairs.
- May be required to lift more than 25 pounds with accommodation.
Sandpoint Area Senior Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, family medical history, or any other status protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact SASi at 208-263-6860.