• Full Time
  • Wheaton

DuPage County

Salary: $17.00 – $19.00 Hourly
Job Type: Full-time and Part-time
Department: Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center
Hours: Full-Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. including evenings, weekends and Holidays as scheduled; Part-Time: 19 hours weekly: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – flexible schedule or 10 hours weekly: Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and every other Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for full-time and part-time Life Enrichment Aide at DuPage County Care Center. This position involves direct contact with residents providing leisure activities on an assigned basis.

AFSCME (Care Center) Bargaining Unit Position

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists to proactively determine and the leisure needs of the residents.
  • Assists with planning and conducting appropriate unit based, group and 1:1 leisure activities.
  •  Assists with providing appropriate communication tools and interventions to meet care plan goals.
  • Decorates assigned areas to reflect the current seasons, holidays, or upcoming special events which contribute to the maintenance of physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being of the residents
  • Provides individualized attention and encouragement in the involvement of activities
  • Assists with in-house transportation, feeding, hydration and other personal needs of the residents
  • Assists in the maintenance and storage of special equipment and supplies for recreational activities
  • Documents attendance, as well as progress toward achievement of goals for individualized resident activities
  • Provides appropriate interventions (e.g., leisure engagement activities) to lessen the potential of wandering and behavioral issues
  • Participates in fund raising activities directly related to the department
  • Participates in facility-wide quality improvement initiatives and projects

Requirements include the following experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience:

  • Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent
  • Six (6) months  experience in recreation, education, working with seniors or the developmentally disabled
    A post-offer physical is required
    A pre-employment background check is required.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.