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Responsibilities: To enhance the quality of life for residents/clients according to established policies, procedures and objectives of the organization.
Special Features/Requirements (license, certificates, etc): Previous experience working with older adults and/or persons with special needs; valid Wisconsin driver’s license and proof of auto insurability. Follows/adheres to organization, federal state regulations and guidelines, including Resident/client Rights; maintains neat, well groomed appearance, adhering to dress code of organization/program.
•Conducts and/or assists with assignments and assigned activity groups
•One-to-one activities utilizing interpersonal needs to meet resident/client needs
•Observes and reports behavioral changes in resident/client
•Observes and records resident/client attendance and responses
•Provides input and assistance with activity planning
•Scheduling activities and flexibility to make unscheduled activity changes
•Escort residents to and from activities
•Has access to confidential information/records and maintains confidentiality
•Projects a positive image of the organization in dealing with residents/clients, co-workers, public
Physical Requirements (based on essential functions):
Frequently pushes/pulls residents/clients in wheelchairs weighing 200+ pounds a distance of approximately 600 feet; frequently lifts and carries activity department equipment/supplies weighing up to 25 pounds; occasionally reaches above shoulder height; frequently reaches at or below shoulder height; occasionally walks on uneven ground; occasionally squats, kneels, climbs stairs and ladders; frequently twists, stoops, bends 90% of work day is spent inside, 10% outside; 30% of work day is standing, 55% walking and 15% sitting. Must be able to communicate orally and/or verbally in writing with residents, families, co-workers, public.