• Activities Assistant

    Posted: 07/26/2022

    Full Job Description

    Five Star Facility!
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    We are hiring for an Activities Assistant to join our team!

    Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena. Not only do we continually strive to be the best in the care and services we provide to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the employer of choice.

    • Vacation and Personal Time
    • Competitive pay
    • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • Employer Paid Life Insurance
    • Career growth opportunities

    Rated a 5 Star nursing home by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the team at Heatherwood is committed to giving residents exceptional healthcare, support, and assistance every step of the way. Heatherwood is part of the Athena Health Care Systems family of homes, a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest and most respected operators of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work.

    SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the public.
    • Must be knowledgeable in the Privacy Rule and ensure all staff comply with facility privacy practices policies and procedures.
    • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on the level at which they are currently functioning.
    • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
    • Must participate in continuing education and in-service training.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Experience implementing activities in a health care setting is preferred.

    EDUCATION:
    High School Diploma or equivalent required. Preferably an Associates or bachelor’s degree in Recreation or a related field. Completion of an accredited Activity Director Certification Program preferred.

    We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

    Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

    Location: 398 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

    Job Type: Part-time

    Interested parties may apply here.

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