Activity Assistant - Adult Day Center


(29.878836,-95.53847)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

7303 Windfern Rd., Ste.100Houston, TX 77040

About

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: VaughnGage Holistic Day Program strives to help people remain as independent and living in the community as long as possible. We provide quality care in a safe and supportive setting, where members can actively enjoy the day. The centers offer a unique continuum of care, easing transitions as individual needs change. The Day Program offers two programs at one location: VaughnGage is a program designed for adults who have medical conditions, physical disabilities, cognitive concerns or difficulties functioning at home. We develop personalized care plans to tailor services and activities to individual needs, interests and abilities. Highly trained staff promote independence and peer relationships, provide social activity opportunities, health monitoring and maintenance services, and nutritional snacks and meals. VaughnGage is the only day center in Jersey Village/Cyfair exclusively for adults with Alzheimer’s or other memory loss conditions. This program offers the benefit of programming designed to maintain and encourage cognitive skills for as long as possible.

PRIMARY DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:

1. Escort members to and from activity areas.

2. Engage isolated members in one-on-one interactions and individual activities when appropriate.

3. Socialize with members, initiating and maintaining conversation.

4. Assist with day-to-day operation of the Adult Day Center including greeting members, serving meals, socializing, and encouraging group participation.

5. Assist in the planning and/or facilitation of small and large group activities as comfortable.

6. Inform staff if a member needs physical assistance.

7. Participate as a member of the Day Center team, which requires flexibility and planning to meet member needs.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Ability, interest and commitment to providing excellent customer service to members, including but not limited to such populations as: Frail Elderly, Physically Disabled, Chronically Mentally Ill, and Developmentally Disabled.

2. Ability to follow directions required.

3. Ability to communicate professionally.

4. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment required.

5. Physical ability for walking, standing, bending, lifting of 5-10 pounds.

6. Ability to present a positive self and organizational image to outside parties required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Attend orientation and training sessions.

2. Treat people with respect and compassion, showing an understanding of the challenges our members face.

3. Familiarize yourself with day center members (names, interests, preferences, etc.).

4. Promote member independence.

5. Participate in forwarding the mission and goals of Catholic Charities.

6. Abide by all policies, procedures and Department Guidelines of Catholic Charities and the Adult Day Center Program

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
  • patience, passion for elderly, heart for disabled and senior citizens

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