Essential Functions Include:
- Welcome participants to the Center and provide assistance with activities of daily living as necessary. This may include: 1) helping with coats; 2) assistance in ambulation; 3) transport to and from activity areas; 4) accompanying to bathroom; 5) performing personal care such as toileting and feeding; 6) monitoring disoriented participants for personal safety.
- Accompany, encourage and assist participants to activities within Lincoln Center and on community outings.
- Conduct activities as assigned by ADC Coordinator.
- Assist participants in teaching crafts.
- Assist participants in completing volunteer projects.
- Visit in one-to-one or small groups for conversation, table games, cards, craft projects, and other activities.
- Assist with getting, serving, and clearing away noon meal trays, craft supplies/projects, and snacks/refreshments.
- Help to maintain the Center in a safe, orderly, and clean manner.
- Make suggestions for participant care plans.
- Give verbal reports to the ADC Coordinator on any changes noted in participant behavior, personality, or functional levels.
- Maintain supply room.
- Decorate the Center.
- Answer telephone and take messages in absence of supervisor.
- Refer family or caregiver requests/inquiries to supervisor.
- Participate in staff meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor.
Education and Experience:
Successful experience working with frail older adults in paid or volunteer capacity preferred.
Necessary interpersonal skills and abilities:
- Friendly, outgoing, good listener
- Dependable, punctual and patient
- Objective and equitable treatment of all participants
- Demonstrate genuine concern for the well-being of the elderly
- Cooperative with staff, co-workers, volunteers
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain control in difficult, stressful or threatening situations
This position is a part time position with the maximum of 18 hours per week.
Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer