Community Life Associate

  • Ecumenical Retirement Community
  • Harrisburg, PA, United States
  • Oct 10, 2017
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Title: Community Life Associate

Reports to: Director of Community Life, Community Life Coordinator

Position Summary: Participates in creating a well-balanced calendar of programs and events that promotes and encourages a feeling of independence, a sense of fulfillment, accomplishment and a need to be needed for residents of all care levels.

Routine Functions of the position:

  • Participates in the creation, planning and implementation of activities to meet the interests of all residents.
  • Contributes to the creation of a monthly calendar that encourages individuality, participation and leadership among residents.
  • Continually promotes and encourages resident participation in activities and events.
  • Leads activities
  • Seeks to find the motivation in each resident that will entice them to participate or be an active member in activities/events.
  • Conducts programs in a timely manner in conjunction with Touchtown TV+.
  • Helps to provide opportunities for residents to engage in various community projects in Country Meadows and the surrounding community.
  • Assists with collaborative programming with all departments on campus to support a strong team philosophy.
  • Assists with administrative tasks: input of Touchtown calendar slides, posting daily calendars, maintaining and updating sign-up sheets, Volunteer information, Community Life Submission forms etc.
  • Supports and encourages residents to take the lead on various activities to promote a sense of pride.
  • Transports residents to various functions using company vehicles. - Responsible for acting as a new resident Ambassador as assigned by the Community Life Director.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Energetic, personable, enthusiastic, creative, imaginative
  • Able to communicate intentions and directions to residents and co- workers. Be an effective listener/empathetic. Effective oral and written language skills.
  • Knowledge of the physical and emotional aspects of aging.
  • Ability to be self-motivating.
  • Motivational skills, including the ability to positively influence resident and co-workers.

Work Environment:

  • Requires standing, walking, twisting, bending, pushing, kneeling, stooping, stretching, lifting a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds.
  • Must be capable of operating a variety of company activities-related equipment (ranging from passenger vehicles such as a 14 passenger bus to office equipment, kitchen equipment, gardening tools, games and sports equipment).
  • Work place includes the entire building and surrounding grounds; all areas necessitated by off-site trips and events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in group socialization or recreational programs preferred but not required.
  • Education: High School diploma or GED.
  • Familiarity with computers.
  • Valid driver’s license: must have clean driving record with no major violations.
  • Computer skills