Resident Life Assistant (Recreation), Assisted Living

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 159825-1A
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2020
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Health Continuing Care, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Our team provides ongoing care to individuals through our assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Our teams of nurses, aides, food service, and environmental service employees work to create an environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents and patients, along with their families.


About the Job

Assists the Director of Resident Life in developing and providing active and passive group and individual activities for residents in the traditional assisted living program including residents with memory impairment and other related dementias; Activities are designed to enhance each resident’s mental, physical, spiritual and social needs; Assists the Director of Resident Life in overseeing the community’s Yankee Gift Shoppe, assists the Director of Resident Life in supervising volunteers.

A. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Ability to assist in the development and implementation of Resident Life programs for both the traditional and memory impaired resident.  The ability to create interest in Resident Life programming and to motivate the residents to participate in the daily programs is required.  Creativity and motivational skills are a must.  The ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing is essential.  The ability to bend, stretch, stoop, lift, push and pull frequently is required.
B. Education:  A college degree in related health field is preferred
C. Experience - Previous experience in recreational therapy designed to meet the needs of both the traditional and memory impaired individual or a related field is preferred.  Gerontology experience is optimal.
D. Certificates/Licenses - A valid driver’s license in the state of work is required with no more than two moving violations in a three-year period as determined by our insurance broker.

Scheduled Hours

per diem

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.