Duncaster, a premier Life Plan Community located in Bloomfield, CT is currently seeking a part-time Life Enrichment Assistant working 20 hours per week to join our Life Enrichment team. Under the direction of the Director of Life Enrichment, a Life Enrichment Assistant is responsible for understanding the theory and philosophy of Therapeutic Recreation and how it applies to the delivery of life enrichment activities to the elderly. The Life Enrichment Assistant should be a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is capable of interacting with staff and residents on an interpersonal and group basis. The life enrichment Assistant also performs job responsibilities according to Duncaster's Policies and Procedures
Demonstrates an understanding of Life Enrichment and is capable of engaging in various daily tasks that are essential in the delivery of life enrichment activities to the resident of Caleb Hitchcock Health Center.
Conducts therapeutic group and individualized recreational activities.
Maintains equipment used in activities.
Takes responsibility for set-up and cleanup of assigned activities, and assure that all work areas are safely maintained.
Disseminates information to the Director of Life Enrichment about residents’ behavioral reactions in group or individualized activity.
Attends Resident Care Conference meetings on a weekly basis.
Conducts ongoing evaluation of all recreation programs and reports findings to the Director of Life Enrichment.
Able to work with interdisciplinary teams in providing the proper life enrichment services for residents.
Supervises volunteers when requested.
Shows ability to conduct independently all activities including, games, crafts, art, socials, parties, and music, etc. on an individual or group basis.
Informs the Director of Life Enrichment of all new recreational ideas and plans before implementation.
Performs additional duties as assigned, i.e., purchasing supplies, charting, etc.
Demonstrates an understanding of all the policies and procedures in the Recreation policy manual, and an ability to exercise specific policies when necessary.
Demonstrate an ability to engage socially and therapeutically with staff and residents on a regular basis.
Current certification by the State of Connecticut as a Recreation Therapist.
Must be able to read, write and speak English.
Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
Must exhibit a practical understanding of Therapeutic Recreation when conducting 1:1 or small group recreational activities.
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