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Recreation Assistant

Company: ERA Living - The Gardens at Town Square
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

$19.00 - $21.00 per hour - Great benefits! Free Meals! Free Onsite Parking! Era Living is seeking a full-time Recreation Assistant to become the newest member of our Life Enrichment team located at The Gardens at Town Square Community, Bellevue, WA. We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and team-oriented person to brainstorm new ideas, plan and implement activities, and help enhance the quality of life of our residents.Competitive Compensation/Benefits Package Includes:

  • Medical/vision/prescription drug plan
  • Dental plan
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care
  • 401(k) retirement plan with generous company match (eligibility contingent on age requirement)
  • Progressive vacation package starting at 7 days per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year; double pay for holidays worked
  • 1 hour paid sick time for every 40 hours worked
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Longevity bonuses
  • Employee discount programs
  • Discounted ORCA commuter passPrimary Responsibilities:The Recreation Assistant leads small and large resident recreation group activities including cognitive enrichment activities, physical fitness activities and classes, and off-site outings. The role assists with social programming and planning. All duties must be performed while ensuring resident safety, maintaining confidentiality and showing sensitivity to the needs and concerns of older adults. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Possess and maintain a valid WA State Driver License and driving record compliant with Era Living Qualified and Authorized Drivers policy, required
    • Experience leading group activities and fitness programs, preferred
    • Experience using computers: word processing, Publisher and Excel, required
    • Possess excellent time management and attention to detail skills; Proven ability to meet strict deadlines and within allotted time frames, required
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to read, write and communicate in English, required
    • Ability to pass DSHS background check, requiredEducation and Experience:
      • High-school diploma or GED equivalent, required; some post-secondary education preferred
      • Experience leading group activities and fitness programs; experience working with older adults or persons with cognitive impairments preferredRequired:
        • First Aid and CPR certified or able to obtain within 30 days of hire
        • Food Handler's Certificate or able to obtain within 14 days of hire
        • Washington State Alcohol Permit or able to obtain within 30 days of hire
        • Complete Caregiver Dementia and Caregiver Mental Health training within 120 days of hire
        • Must complete 70 hour course to earn a long term care aide certificate within 120 days of hire (** Not required if worked in boarding home setting in 2011)
        • Complete 12 hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) yearly (completed by birthdate)About Era Living:If you are passionate about improving the quality of life for older adults and exemplify a values based approach to your work, demonstrating integrity, credibility, consistency, strong team orientation, and outstanding communication, we welcome your application!Era Living has been voted #4 Best Place to Work in Seattle 2017 (CityVoter's) and Top 5 BEST Places to Work in 2014 & 2015 (King5 Best of Western Washington!).JB.0.00.LN

Keywords: ERA Living - The Gardens at Town Square, Bellevue , Recreation Assistant, Other , Bellevue, Washington

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