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  • Activity Aide

    Elderday Center, Inc.
    Job Description
    Elderday Center, is a private, non-profit agency located in Batavia, IL. Since 1990, Elderday has been providing supervised adult day programming for seniors to enhance socialization, increase health and wellness, and provide respite services to caregivers. We encourage seniors to do as much as possible for as long as possible, and our structured daily activities promote their independence. Seniors with dementia and/or depression, frailty, isolation, loneliness, or memory loss particularly benefit from the stimulation and activity provided at Elderday. To learn more, please visit our website at www.elderdaycenter.org. Activity Aide The Activity Aide implements daily programming for clients. In cooperation with the Program Director, the aide is also responsible for implementing a monthly activity calendar along with other aides. The Activity Aide also encourages independence of clients and fosters supportive interaction between Elderday Center Staff, clients, and caregivers. Shift: Part-time, Non-Exempt Salary Range: $11.00 - $13.00/hour; 32 - 40 hours per week. Duties: 1. Creates and implements daily programming including cognitive games, exercise and craft activities. Provides supervision for clients during daily program. Possess skills necessary to open and close the center building. 2. In conjunction with the Program Director, prepares monthly activity calendar. Plans sufficient variety of activities appropriate to client abilities and interests that allows mental stimulation and physical exercise. 3. Helps to assist with restroom and other activities of daily living 4. Helps to assist is snack and meal service. 5. Charts on assigned caseload on a weekly basis and any other events of note regarding client’s behavior. 6. Engages the community through field trips, outside speakers and special events as approved by Program Director. 7. Reviews progress notes in charts weekly and charts on assigned caseload and any other events of note regarding client’s behavior. 8. Attends staff meetings as scheduled. 9. Will also keep current in the field by attending seminars/workshops, consulting with other activity/health care professionals, and keep skills current by review of available literature. 10. Performs other duties as needed. Attributes: 1. Excellent interpersonal skills with other staff, clients, caregivers and referral sources. 2. Maintains professional conduct at all times and follows health and safety procedures as outlined by the Board of Directors and Governmental entities. 3. Good time management and conflict resolution. 4. Ability to work autonomously and within a team. 5. Prompt in completing requested reports. 6. Makes sound decisions and is ethical in nature. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or its equivalent. A minimum of 3 or 4 college level courses in the area of geriatric activities is encouraged. Previous work experience with emphasis planning activities for the elderly preferred. Applicant must be able to pass a mandatory background screening which includes a criminal background check and finger printing. Anyone interested in the positions above may contact and send resume to Lori Hewitt, Executive Director at lori.hewitt@elderdaycenter.org
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