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PACE Southeast Michigan Life Enrichment Assistant - Eastpointe in Southfield, Michigan

LIFE ENRICHMENT ASSISTANTUnder the direction and leadership of the Life Enrichment Program Manager according to PACE Southeast Michiganrsquo;s policies and procedures. The Enrichment Assistant assist and work directly with the Life Enrichment Therapist helping participants engage in meaningful day center activities. Activities are not limited but may include arts and crafts, outdoor activities, exercise, music and other special activities/events.ResponsibilitiesulliLead and facilitate group and individualized programming and activities for participant that are designed to meet the social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual needs and interest of each participant./liliAssist with escorting participants to activities and community outings./liliAssist in the development of the monthly activities calendar and special events./liliPerform other duties as assigned./li/ulQualificationsulliEducation: At a minimum high school diploma or equivalent exam./liliExperience: Minimum of 1 year experience in a social or recreational program, of which was full time in an activities/life enrichment program in a healthcare setting for the elderly. Activity Assistant Certification is a plus from a recognizing body such as NCCAP, or NAPPCC is plus./liliPhysical Requirements: Must be able to meet physical demands of lifting and moving 5- 10 pounds per job assignment. Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of the time per job assignments. Able to transport wheelchairs per job assignment./li/ulSkillsulliMust possess effective written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills. Proficient in the use of computer and technology systems. Must be very outgoing, energetic, and able to engage participants in leisure activities. Professional conduct, high-achiever, emotionally intelligent/and aware. Able to engage with large room volumes. Education of Alzheimerrsquo;s Disease Dementia is a plus. Event-planning experience is a plus. Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment./li/ul

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