- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Ability to read, write and speak English required, bilingual preferred.
- Valid NJ Driver's License, Registration and Insurance required.
- Minimum 2 years working with a frail or elderly population required.
- Minimum 1 year in an activities program required.
- HSFA/AED certification required within 60 days from date of hire or transfer.
The PACE LIFE Connection Activities Aide participates as a member of the care team by implementing recreational activities with individuals and groups based on therapeutic recreation plans designed by Activities Coordinator. This position also assists in the planning, organization, facilitation and monitoring of therapeutic recreation programs tailored to the general and individualized needs and limitations of frail elderly program participants. This position is responsible for communicating effectively with multi-disciplinary team members, participants, participant's caregivers, and other organizations for promotion of program goals. Maintains flexibility and serves as designee in Activity Coordinator absence during inter-disciplinary meetings.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to team work and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Valid NJ Driver's License, Registration and Insurance required. HSFA/AED certification required within 60 days from date of hire or transfer.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years working with a frail or elderly population required. Minimum 1 year in an activities program required. Working proficiency in MS Office (including excel, outlook, word and PowerPoint) strongly preferred.
Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.
This positon must be able to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team model, interfacing and collaborating with a wide range of clinical and social services disciplines who work together to manage the PACE participants' care. The work setting is in an Adult Day Health Center and primary care clinic environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperatures.
This position also requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Incumbents must be able to communicate with all staff, vendors, and clients. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination; the ability to use department equipment. This position also requires lifting/carrying up to 65lbs.and pushing or pulling 150lbs.using appropriate body mechanics and equipment, with reasonable accommodation if needed.
This positions reports to department leadership and supervises incumbents as assigned.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
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