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Life Enrichment Specialist/Activities Assistant - Days/Weekend (PT)

Company: Associated Catholic Charities
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Catholic Charities, the largest private non-profit provider of human services in Maryland, has a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment of 2,000 employees. We serve children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, the immigrant community, and seniors. Year after year named as a Baltimore Top Workplace, we offer great benefits, generous paid time off, and provide career opportunities where you can make meaningful differences in the lives of others as we fulfill our mission to love, serve, teach and work for justice.

The Life Enrichment Specialist provides support to the neighborhood in activities, assuring each neighborhood's abilities to promote the psychosocial well-being of all elders and to plan and carry out interests and social activities for elders and the neighborhood, including activities creating a diversity of opportunities for meaningful pursuits, daily pleasures, recreation, exercise, friendships, social interaction, growth and learning, fun, enjoyment, personal routines and neighborhood rituals.

The Life Enrichment Specialist works cooperatively and respectfully with elders, team members, families, visitors and volunteers to create a positive and pleasant environment in the home. This may involve direct problem solving, conflict resolution and ensuring that the activity needs and desires of the elders are met.

The Life Enrichment Specialist is responsible for:

  • Completes initial activities assessment on each resident within 14 days of admission.
  • Ensures adequate documentation that complies with federal, state and facility standards for neighborhoods and elders. This includes but is not limited to chart audits and documentation of elder's attendance at all functions.
  • Creates community through maintaining "home" in the physical environment, maintains a sense of welcome through elimination of institutional barriers, enhancing relationships in the Villages through shared activities of living.
  • Works with the Neighborhood Guides, Elder Specialists and elders to plan programs/activities based on the elder's needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Transport elders to and from activities.
  • Prepares and distributes monthly calendars and post menu in dining rooms

This position requires:

  • High school diploma or GED,
  • Minimum two years' experience preferred with elders in a long-term care setting (group home, skilled nursing facility, or day care).
  • Must be capable of considerable walking, standing, lifting and pushing wheelchairs. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met. Work area includes rooms, halls, and other areas of the facility.
  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile individuals within the facility.
  • The shift is:
  • 11:00 am - 7:30 pm every other Saturday/Sunday

2 week days during pay period 12:00 - 7:30 pm ( 2 days @ 7 hours each)

Join Catholic Charities of Baltimore where you will be an important member of a trauma-informed care organization that promotes a culture of safety, empowerment, healing and self-care, and that believes that every person has infinite worth and promise.

Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: Associated Catholic Charities, Baltimore , Life Enrichment Specialist/Activities Assistant - Days/Weekend (PT), Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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