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Activity Assistant - Great Role in Growing Elder Services Program - Charlton

Activity Assistant - Great Role in Growing Elder Services Program - Charlton

Job ID 
4929
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-MA-Charlton
Posted Date 
9/15/2017
Category 
Other

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Overview

About Fallon Health:

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fallonhealth.org.

 

About Summit ElderCare:

Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.

Position Overview:

To conduct recreational activities designed to promote the physical, social and mental well-being of participants in the PACE program.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts a variety of large and small therapeutic recreational groups and individual recreational activities.      
  • Contributes activities ideas for incorporation into the monthly activity planning calendars.     
  • Maintains the cleanliness of all recreational supplies and equipment according to procedure; notifies supervisor of damaged or unsafe equipment.    
  • Contributes suggestions for supplies/equipment which may be beneficial to the activity program.     
  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and attends team meetings as assigned by supervisor.
  • Informs supervisor of changes noted in participants’ condition or of complaints registered by participants.
  • Completes assigned work with a high degree of reliability and within identified time frames.
  • Documents PACE center attendence daily as assigned.
  • Documents participation in activities and other record keeping requirements daily as assigned.     
  • Demonstrates flexibility in meeting various department needs.     
  • Communicates and interacts effectively and personably with participants, co-workers and external customers; displays a positive manner and works as a team member at all times.
  • Consistently strives to understand, anticipate and respond to participants’ needs within the scope of his/her duties.
  • Attends staff and other meetings as assigned.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Fallon Health and Summit ElderCare policies and procedures.

Qualifications

 

Education:  High school Graduate or Equivalent     

 

Experience:  One or more  years of experience in an  activities program in a health care setting providing services to a frail or elderly population within the last 5 years.

CPR and Alzheimer's certifications, or willingness to be certified, is essential.     

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