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Activities Assistant

Company: Mayfair Village Retirement Center
Location: Columbus
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose:
The ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT supports the overall department. The assistant loads, transports, and unloads residents safely for personal errands, medical appointments and activity outings in accordance with all laws, regulations and Century Park standards. Additionally, the assistant supports the department with implementing quality activities for residents as requested. Reports to the Lifestyles Services Director.

Working Conditions:
Attends and participates in continuing education programs
Works in vehicle, transporting residents, as well as in department and throughout community
May be assigned to other appropriate positions as necessary
Subject to frequent interruptions
Involved with residents, associates, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc. under all conditions and circumstances
Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporary as necessary
Subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the workday
Possible exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and hepatitis B viruses
Education and Experience:
Must be high school graduate or equivalent
A valid commercial drivers' license (CDL) with P endorsement in current state with satisfactory driving record is preferred.
Prior experience with seniors preferred
Specific Requirements:
Must complete pre-inspections before use of vehicle
Must be able to transport residents to and from appointments and activities and assist the Director with activities.
Must be able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
Must demonstrate excellent customer service and hospitality
Must demonstrate trustworthiness and dependability
Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: transportation responsibilities, resident rights, and safety and sanitation
Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
Must understand and follow company policies, including harassment and compliance procedures
Must be able to receive and resolve complaints graciously
Must always be in proper attire and well-groomed
Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Century Parks' Code of Ethics and completes all required compliance training
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Below is a description of basic job duties though other related duties may become necessary as directed by supervisor.

Delivers transportation services in a pleasant manner for the residents' enjoyment
Transports residents safely and timely to planned community activities and personal appointments
Assists residents with boarding and de-boarding vehicle - especially those with special needs
Demonstrates safe driving techniques to protect our residents
Tracks mileage in vehicle log
Assists Lifestyle Services Director in implementing quality activity programs including weekends and evenings
Assists residents directly in Lifestyle Services
Assists with planning monthly Lifestyle Services calendar
Communicates monthly calendar of Lifestyle Services to residents and staff
Assists volunteers to help with Lifestyle Services
Welcomes and assists new residents with adjustment to community
Encourages Lifestyle Services geared toward residents' abilities and interests - involves residents and families
Encourages social involvement through outings and events: shopping, sightseeing, scenic, parks, dining out, sports events, drama/theater, etc.
Encourages intellectual and educational development thorough literature, lectures, movies and cultural events
Encourages entertainment and personal development through hobbies, music and crafts
Encourages wellness and healthy lifestyle through exercise programs
Encourages spiritual fulfillment through religious-based activities
Observes resident's attendance, mood, behavior, involvement and notifies Lifestyle Services Director of concerns
Maintains receipts for vehicle expenses
Writes-up charge slips for billable transportation provided to residents
Responds proactively to prevent resident injuries during transporting
Completes routine maintenance for safe operation of vehicle (i.e., fluid levels, oil changes, checking tires)
Represents the community in professional manner during outings and/or appointments
Works cooperatively with other departments (i.e., Sales, Lifestyle Services) to plan and execute special events
Complies with all Department of Transportation (DOT) standards as required for drivers of vehicles over 10,001 lbs and transporting residents including CDL license
Essential Functions:
Must be able to safely load, transport and unload residents
Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards residents
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
Must practice regular and predictable attendance including punctuality for shifts
Must be able to communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team
Must follow company policies including harassment, code of ethics, complaint procedures, safety, sanitation, confidentiality, dress code, open door, and resident rights
Must ensure compliance with regulatory standards
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents and support residents in times of crisis (i.e. natural disasters, etc.)
Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment.
Must be able to communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team
Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
Must be able to lift 35 lbs floor to waist, lift 35 lbs waist to shoulder, lift and carry 35 lbs, and push/pull 35 lbs
Core Character Traits:
Communicate with Dignity and Respect
Promote Excellence through Transparency, Honesty and Accountability
Create a Welcoming Environment for all through Diversity and Inclusion
Demonstrate Good Citizenship through Fairness, Caring, and Cooperation

Keywords: Mayfair Village Retirement Center, Columbus , Activities Assistant, Other , Columbus, Ohio

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