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Part-time Program Assistant

Respite Care Charleston
April 2, 2018
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

The Program Assistant is responsible for assisting the Program Coordinator during the social day respite program for individuals with memory loss. The Program Assistant supports the mission and philosophy of Respite Care Charleston (RCC).

This position is specifically for Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to 2 pm at our Mt. Pleasant program sites.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Interact with participants on a one-to-one basis.
Assist with personal care, including toileting when necessary, and incontinence after-care.
Monitor behavior of participants (i.e., wandering, agitation, listlessness) and provide appropriate interventions.
Encourage participant independence and optional level of functioning.
Interact in a pleasant, respectful and courteous manner.
Orient private caregivers who attend the program to the site and policies at each site.
Maintain the hygiene supplies in the bathroom. Inform the Program Coordinator when they are low so that they can be replenished.
Ensure that areas used during the program are clean at the end of the program day.

Passion/concern for the target population, mission and vision of RCC
2-5 years experience in a related field
Training and appropriate experience in programs involving persons with dementia
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and written
Maintain a pleasant, respectful and courteous demeanor
Ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time
Demonstrated experience in working with and relating to older adults
March 12, 2018
Send resume to jennifer@respitecarecharleston.org.
Jennifer Hartig
8434085243