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Activities Assistant

Ashley Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center
December 31, 2016
Charleston, SC, South Carolina

Part Time- some evenings, days and e/o weekend
We are looking for an Activities Assistant to join our incredible Ashley Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Charleston, SC. Ashley Gardens is a premier memory care facility dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with some form of memory loss.

Position Summary:

This position will assist in planning and providing activities that support and maintain the resident's quality of life, addressing the resident's social, physical, spiritual and mental health. Provides supportive activities in a comfortable environment to residents. Will help in creating, displaying and distributing a monthly Activity Calendar to residents. Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment and submits monthly list of needs. Responsible for informing all new residents about the activity program and encouraging participation. Must have previous experience working with elderly patients.

Basic Qualifications :
•Minimum of one year of experience working with dementia residents in long-term care.
•Basic knowledge of current dementia-care practices and communication strategies.
•At least minimal experience in planning and directing activities for elderly residents, and in planning and organizing special programs for residents, families and staff.
•Good verbal communication skills, including ability to give directions to others in a manner that is pleasant and easily understood.
•Ability to display enthusiasm and a positive attitude in promoting activities, and in enlisting the support of facility team members for activity programming.
•Must have a valid state driver's license
•Must be able to pass a DOJ fingerprinting background check

Required education:
•High school or equivalent
January 10, 2017
Email Resume to:
Call 843-556-4100
or apply in person to: 2290 Henry Tecklenburg Dr. Charleston, SC 29414
Andrea Milligan