Life Enrichment Specialist/Activities Assistant - Days/Weekend (PT)
Company: Associated Catholic Charities
Posted on: June 13, 2021
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer
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