Life Enhancement Assistant - Part Time Afternoons - Crystal Brook

Knute Nelson   Park Rapids, MN   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 10, 2024
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|Details| This is the timeframe where you will do remarkable things. Schedule: Part Time | 20 hours per pay period | Mondays & Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Potential to work some holidays | Occasional weekend + vacation coverage

• Work closely with residents in both group activities and one-to-one contacts.
• Enable residents to engage in activity programming that enhance or maintain their quality of life.
• Empower residents to develop and maintain their intellectual, physical, vocational, emotional, social and spiritual wellness by honoring resident preferences and choices that allow them to live the life they prefer.
• Work closely with care staff, volunteers, community groups and families when working with the residents.
• May occasionally leave the facility for activities and projects.
• Required to work occasional weekends and evenings, as needed.
Knute Nelson Values
Christian Heritage
We believe that our Christian heritage is an integral part of the care we provide.
Valuing People
We believe that our success depends on an engaged workforce that is able to carry out meaningful work, has a clear organizational direction and the opportunity to learn in order to achieve a high standard of performance.
Customer-Focused Excellence
We will seek to understand our customer's desires, respond to their voice and deliver a valuable experience.
Community Engagement
We believe we are an integral part of the communities we serve and will invest time and resources to benefit the communities, which will benefit those we serve.
We believe we must be good stewards of our financial resources to ensure adequate funds are available to fulfill our mission.
• Accountability and Trust - Relentless about accomplishing company priorities. Identifies what needs to be done and proactively takes prompt action to accomplish objectives and achieve goals. Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and striving for excellence in performance to company strategies and goals. Instills mutual trust and confidence; creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics; behaves in a fair and ethical manner toward others and demonstrates a sense of organizational responsibility, confidentiality and commitment of service.
• Customer First Attitude - Makes the customer experience a primary focus of one's actions; is accessible and provides prompt service. Develops and sustains mutually beneficial customer relationships. Quickly and effectively solves customer problems. Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust.
Education and Experience Required
• Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Post- secondary education is preferred, but not required.
• Experience in healthcare and/or working with seniors strongly preferred.
• Requires the ability to work with residents whose individual interests, abilities, and personalities vary greatly.
• Strong computer skills are required and must be comfortable learning and working with new technology.
• Must have strong interpersonal and relationship skills, problem solving skills and excellent customer service skills.
• Required to demonstrate adaptability, creativity, resourcefulness and time management. Must be motivated to work efficiently and independently with a sense of urgency to solve problems.
• Be able to work independently and a self-starter.
• Experience with public speaking/performing and/or teaching helpful.
• Must have a valid driver's license and complete and pass a state required background study.
• Able to physically perform the duties required by the position.
• Required to have the ability to read, write and speak English well enough to communicate with staff, residents and visitors.
Key Responsibilities
• Promotes/Facilitates Activity Involvement - Inform residents of activities through personal invitations, correspondence, announcements, monthly calendars and daily activity boards. Keep abreast and makes appropriate changes of daily, weekly and monthly activities. Prepares room or site for the activity and requests assist with room set up or food requests from the kitchen services or housekeeping departments. Invite and transport residents to and from activities of interest. Facilitate activities in Assisted Living households. Explain, lead, direct and assist residents with activity or event. Seek and recommend new activities, resources or opportunities that will engage, challenge and motivate residents. Develop and maintain positive relationships with residents and staff that encourages trust, cooperation, inspiration and goal achievement.
• Maintains Residents Records - Record and maintain detailed attendance and progress of residents in daily programs, special events, sensory groups and one to ones.
• Understands Residents' Abilities - Learn individual residents capabilities, limitations and restrictions. Notify department staff of changes and progress of residents. Learn and assist with goal setting in residents Plan of Care and its implementation. Develop and maintain rapport with residents.
• Conducts One-to-One Visits - Conduct one-to-one visits with residents who are unable or choose not to participate in group activities. This may include residents who are on comfort care, or have health conditions which impede their out of room activity, ore who have visual, hearing or cognitive impairments, this may include the use of sensory props, hand massage, reading, music, etc.
• Other Duties as Assigned - Participate in staff meetings, attends in-services and other work related meetings as requested. Participate in and assists with resident evacuation procedures in case of fire, disaster or other occurrences requiring the residents to be moved. Practice proper body mechanics and incorporates infection control procedures and safe practices into all job duties. Completes projects as assigned by the Life Enhancement Director or Coordinator. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Other Details
Exemption Status: Hourly Non-Exempt
Direct Reports: None
Leadership Received: Life Enhancement Director, Life Enhancement Coordinator, Director of Operations
Department: Life Enhancement
Division: Care Center, Grand Arbor, Nelson Gables, Crystal Brook, Franciscan Sisters, Autumn Cottages