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Date Posted: 02/03/2017
Location: York, PA 17404
Company: SpiriTrust Lutheran
Job Type: Full Time

SpiriTrust Lutheran is now hiring an Life Enrichment Partner (Activities Assistant)
Full Time 9am-5pm
The Village at Sprenkle Drive--Skilled Care Center

SpiriTrust Lutheran®delivers an array of programs and services that touch thousands of lives each day. Our name, SpiriTrust Lutheran®captures the essence of who we are and the care and compassion our amazing team delivers. It embraces our Lutheran heritage, our spirit of service, and the reality that people come to us because of their trust in us. 
We provide residential living, assisted living, personal care, memory support and nursing and rehabilitation services in six senior living communities; home care, in-home support, palliative care and hospice services; an innovative program for clinically frail adults aged 55 and older in need of nursing home level-of-care; counseling services; financial education and coaching; domestic abuse solutions; services for the deaf and hard of hearing; volunteer income tax assistance; and an array of volunteer programs.  
  SpiriTrust Lutheran®started in York, PA in 1951 with $9,000. Today, SpiriTrust Lutheran®is one of the leading non-profit organizations in the region. SpiriTrust Lutheran®and its program agencies and subsidiaries serve annually more than 21,000 people in 20 counties in Pennsylvania and three in northern Maryland. 
At SpiriTrust Lutheran®, our employees are a highly valued resource. Their dedication, skill and commitment enable us to provide excellent service and care within our continuing care retirement communities, community outreach programs and home care services. We offer: Competitive salaries Comprehensive benefits package Education assistance Career advancement/professional growth Friendly, team-oriented environment If you are ready to join us for a rewarding career.  
 

General Responsibilities

 Responsible for assisting with the presentation of daily activities and special events; coordinating work within the department, as well as with other departments; reporting pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; responding to inquiries or requests for information.

Basic Qualifications

Education/Training: A high school diploma or equivalent.

Skill(s): Speak and understand English; moderate reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills; proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills; valid driver’s license; may need CDL license in certain programs.  Refer to separate analysis for physical requirements of essential functions, with or without accommodation.

Experience:   A minimum of one (1) years’ experience in related positions normally required.
Essential Duties
 
 


Supports the mission and values of SpiriTrust Lutheran which is: SpiriTrust Lutheran, witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, provides exceptional health, human, and senior living services by supporting persons in achieving an optimal quality of life.

 
 


Interacts with, residents, clients, staff, and the general public in ways that demonstrate the agency’s commitment to courtesy, service, and hospitality befitting a church related organization.

 
 


Assists with the presentation of daily life enrichment and special events by performing any or all of the following duties:

 
 


Assists with admissions activity assessments; carries out the resident’s care plan.

 
 


Maintains the resident’s medical record for life enrichment; records resident’s participation and attendance at activity programs.

 
 


Provides orientation to new residents concerning the life enrichment schedule and assists them in becoming familiar with different locations in the building.

 
 


Coordinates life enrichment when required; initiates and promotes participation in life enrichment within and without the community; promotes hobbies for residents, as directed by supervisor.

 
 


Recognizes changes in resident’s mental or physical condition; reports to supervisor or nursing supervisor in a timely manner.

 
 


Conducts outings and schedules trips; transports and escorts residents.

 
 


May assist in the production of the Activity calendar.

 
 


Changes bulletin boards on a regular basis.

 
 


Monitors and documents residents’ food intake during activity events.

 
 


Assists in planning special events and parties for residents; coordinates efforts with volunteers; plans special trips as directed by supervisor.

 
 


Accurately records time worked or not worked as illustrated by the following:

 
 


Accurately records time in and out at the start and end of each shift and at the start and end of each meal break utilizing the Agency’s timekeeping system.

 
 


Makes corrections to the timekeeping system, as necessary, on appropriate  forms within the required payroll timeframe.

 
 


Coordinates specific work tasks with other staff within the department as well as with other departments in order to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of information.

 
 


Abides by the current laws and organizational standards and procedures designed and implemented to promote an environment which is free of sexual harassment and other forms of illegal discriminatory behavior in the work place.

 
 


Identifies, prevents, and reports actual or suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation, and improper use of chemical and physical restraints, in accordance with standards.

 
 


Cooperates with, participates in, and supports the adherence to all Agency standards, procedures, and practices in support of risk management and overall safety and soundness and compliance with all regulatory requirements, i.e., HIPAA, OSHA, etc.

 
 


Abides by and supports the organization’s code of conduct by exhibiting behavior that is set forth in the code of conduct.  Performs duties in accordance with the code of conduct and completes annual compliance training.

 
 


Reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor as requested, or according to an established schedule; compiles information as necessary or as directed and provides data to appropriate personnel.

 
 


Responds to inquiries relating to his/her particular area, or to requests from customers, other personnel, etc., within given timeframes and within established policy.

 
 


Completes educational requirements as mandated by state and federal agencies and to maintain competencies.

 
 
 
Ancillary Duties
 
 


Performs tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon community circumstances.

 
 
Job Location
 
 

Various locations throughout assigned community

Various outside locations 
 

 

EOE