Viva Life Assistant

Viva Life Assistant

Pathway Senior Living | Bartlett, IL, 60103, US
Salary Range:$25,000 – $37,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 15 days ago

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We are searching for a Viva Life Programs Assistant to join our team at Victory Centre of Bartlett (a Pathway to Living Company)!

We offer a wide variety of benefits including:

* Full Medical, Dental, Vision insurance within 60 days following start date
* Vacation and Sick Time
* Daily Pay Available
* Paid Company Holidays
* 401(k) + matching
* Continuing Education
* Tuition Reimbursement
* HSA and FSA
* Life Insurance
* Disability Insurance
* Voluntary Benefits
* Backup Child and Elder Care
* Monthly cell phone stipend (where applicable)
* Employee Assistance Programs
* And so much more!

How you will help us on our mission and inspire others:

* Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, programing and social programs, while creating an enjoyable and satisfying experience.
* Participate in the coordination, implementation and execution of daily activities and programs.
* Assist with the coordination of themed events and entertainment.
* Tidy resident apartments, daily, according to the need of the individual resident.
* Assist during all meal times to meet the necessary needs of the residents.
* Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her wishes.
* Ensure all planned programming and events are well communicated and promoted to the residents, families and other department staff.
* Report all changes in the resident's condition to the supervisor as soon as practical.
* Report all accidents and incidents observed on the shift and complete required forms.
* Must know each resident and their family members.
* Engage residents and connect with them in a genuine, compassionate and memorable way.
* Must maintain and encourage a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that promotes cooperation with co-workers, managers and others with whom contact is made.
* Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks to provide memorable experiences for residents and their family.
* Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other community personnel to ensure services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
* Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident.
* Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and events.
* Engage in continuous learning and development opportunities through attendance and participation in in-service, educational seminars, staff meetings, annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communication, TB management, bloodborne pathogens standard, and advance directive in-service training programs as scheduled.
* Must take ownership of requests, whether related to or outside of job functions, to ensure exceptional customer service.
* Performs other duties as assigned or as necessary.

Our ideal candidate has the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Must demonstrate empathy and compassion to connect with all customers.

* Must be inspired to serve the needs of all customers.
* Must use imagination and creativity to motivate self and others.
* Ability to lead programs with a geriatric population.
* Creativity and flexibility to adjust scheduled programs according to residents' interests and desires.
* Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language at a level adequate to perform the job duties.
* Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
* Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with coworkers, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
* Must be supportive of and encourage ideas, listen to other people's opinions and consider their perspectives.
* Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
* Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition to your supervisor

About Pathway to Living, a Waterton company

There's a lot to be said about having purpose in your work. At Pathway to Living, not only will you find meaningful work, but you'll enjoy a sense of community and joy. We are committed to leading a movement to change the way people think about aging and senior living. We help older adults fulfill dreams and accomplish goals - every day. We challenge the status quo, celebrate our communities, and embrace our Viva! Culture, which simply put, means long live! With over 40 communities across several states, we seek exceptional team members who believe that relationships matter and quality service and care are the ultimate priority.

Ready to join this movement? Please apply today for consideration!

Pathway to Living, a Waterton company, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.