Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center Activities Assistant - Veterans Center in Walsenburg, Colorado
Job Title: Activities Assistant - Veterans CenterMusts: High school diploma or GED is preferred. Some experience working ina geriatric setting is preferred.Skills: Excellent people skills; Familiarity with medical terminology,working knowledge of computer systems. Good communications skills and abilityto work in a team setting. Multi-tasking, planning and executing activitiesfor geriatric residents, excellent people skills.Duties: Provides group and individual activities that contribute toimproving the life for each resident by completing the following: Implement and participate in scheduled programs for group activities,independent activities and therapeutic one-on-one activities. Complete assigned documentation including daily attendance of activitiesand responsiveness to therapeutic one-on-one programs. Assist residents/distribute personal mail items as necessary. Assist residents as necessary to and from activity areas and participationin activities. Provide information to all residents (including those with vision,hearing and cognitive deficits) and other staff members of the availableactivity programming for the day. Provide leadership over assigned activity program. Communicateeffectively with members of the team to ensure that concerns/issues areaddressed appropriately and timely. Maintain spaces designated for patient activities; ensure spaces areclean, appropriately furnished, conducive to participation andaesthetically appealing. Provide support to residents by being cognizant of resident needs,abilities and goals as outlined in the long-term care plan. Support residentsand recognize that all residents have the potential for change and growth. Provide daily activity support for residents, purchasing items,support in making electronic items (television, phone, computer)accessible and providing guidance on how to use item. Discuss responsiveness of residents to activity programming and makesuggestion for new activities or changes in current activity programming. If driving for outings, assist resident to and from their rooms to thetransportation vehicle. Be responsible for the safety of all residents whileon an outing. Communicate with resident families as needed, assist in coordinatingspecial requests. Assist with special event/holiday programming as needed.Pay: Salary range: $12.32 - $12.57 per hour.Benefits: Discuss at interviewStart Date: Upon hireShift: Varies; Schedule and shift will vary depending on activityprogramming. Some evenings, weekends, and holidays are required. Someholiday work required.Job Site: Walsenburg - indoor/outdoor, as needed.How to Apply: Online. Click "How to apply" for details.You must be registered with the Colorado Workforce Center to apply for thisjob. Go to www.connectingcolorado.com to register. Call 719-738-2372 forinformation.