Program Assistant 2 / Activities Staff (Medical Day)

Position:  Program Assistant 2 – Activities Staff

Department:  Adult Medical Day

Reports to:  Activities Director, Adult Medical Day

Exempt/Non- Exempt:  Non-Exempt

Hours: 10am – 2pm

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with people with disabilities

  • 1 year of experience in the recreation/activity field.

  • Ability to work well with others.

  • Effective verbal and written communication.

  • Basic Computer skills.

  • One year experience working with disabled population in a day or residential setting.

 

Summary:  The Program Assistant 2 is responsible for the implementation of all therapeutic/ recreational programs as assigned by the Activities Director and will assist with daily living tasks to the Medical Day participants as needed.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Give appropriate notice for time off or illness

  • Show dependability by being punctual and maintaining consistent attendance

  • Maintain clean and safe environment

  • Notify nurse for medical concerns noticed or voiced by participant

  • Notify appropriate staff of any Medical Day concerns that are noticed or voiced by participants.

  • Must work well with other staff to meet the needs of the participants.

  • Notify appropriate staff if any Medical Day participants attempt to leave building without notification.

  • Maintain appropriate and positive relationships with participants

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements daily programs planned by the Activities Director which covers, but not limited to, the following categories: Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Cognitive, Inclusion Services, Life Skills, and Therapeutic Recreation.

  • Assist in developing topics and activities based on the interests of the participants.

  • Facilitates classes provided by Medical Day and planned by Activities Director.

  • Assist with the distribution of Activities information via handing out the Monthly Newsletter, handing out special events flyers, sharing information during Morning Announcements, etc.

  • Assists with appropriate decorations for themed activities or holidays.

  • Provide feedback to the Activities Director on assigned activities based on the participants’ enthusiasm and participation

  • Ensures the Daily Activity Plan is followed and participants are participating in activities of choice.

  • Assist participants with activities of daily living: Assist with handing out meals; Feed or assist participants with meals as needed

  • Monitor activity at the door when assigned.

  • Monitor participants while on League transportation when assigned

  • Assist in ensuring all Medical Day activity areas and supplies are kept in a clean and tidy manner

  • Participate in various in-service training's

  • Support the mission of The League by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect).

  • Assist with other duties as assigned

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A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible.

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