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Presbyterian Homes Activity Specialist in LAKE FOREST, Illinois

Activities Specialist (Assisted Living Focus)

$18.21 to $21.91 (Salary based on years of experience)

1st Shift/ Flexible days/hours (on-site) Weekends only with coverage during the week as needed

Are you passionate about Long-Term Care? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and love helping others? Look no further! We are currently seeking someone who is passionate, driven, and eager to make an impact!

We’re a Life Plan Community in the Chicago suburbs. Lake Forest Place is no ordinary place; our employees work as one team and aspire to deliver a personalized experience to our residents through collaboration and knowledge sharing of their expertise. We are looking for candidates that like to lead by example creating a positive work environment and living community experience that inspires wellness, independence, joy and security for our residents and families. At the heart of Lake Forest Place are people who know there’s so much more to life — and they choose to pursue it here.

Why choose us?

  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, & Vision plans.

  • Long-term and short-term Disability plan.

  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)! PTO rollover & PTO sell back options.

  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match and baseline.

  • Scholarship programs including tuition reimbursement.

Essential Duties

  • Responsible for creating an engaged community of residents in Assisted Living through creating, advertising, and facilitating a calendar of well-balanced events, trips, group activities, and one on one engagement opportunities that nourish the body, mind, and spirit.

  • Facilitate art, craft, cooking, and music-related programming.

  • Works with Assisted Living Resident Council and attends committee meetings as assigned.

  • Covering and/or assisting activities team members in Skilled Care, Memory Support, and Community Events.

  • Assist residents with technology such as Zoom calls with family members.

  • Maintain hygienic handling of food during cooking groups, snack carts, and events.

  • Responsible for documentation according to Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regulations for licensed nursing homes.

  • Keep current with a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education per year (including required dementia education) as per IDPH requirement and provided by Presbyterian Homes.

  • Is aware of Presbyterian Homes Corporate Compliance policies including those having to do with confidentiality and security of information, and concern for the well-being of residents and patients. Demonstrates behaviors and completes work in a manner consistent with these policies.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Able to push residents in wheelchairs, able to push loaded carts, able to lift objects over 20 lbs., and able to be on your feet most of the day.

  • Associate Degree or CNA Certification preferred.

  • Some experience with working with older adults and persons with dementia preferred.

  • Experience in creating or teaching Studio Arts.

  • Experience in cooking or baking.

  • Motivational abilities, flexibility, resourcefulness, patience, and creativity.

  • Energetic, positive, and highly motivated.

  • Group and individual program planning experience.

  • Good computer skills; good written and verbal communication skills.

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