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Beth Israel Lahey Health’s roots in providing top-quality health care date back nearly a century. We're fully committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve. As a leading healthcare provider throughout New England, we aim to change the current state of health care for the better and make lasting improvements that guarantee access to our services.

Recreation Assistant

Beverly, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: The Herrick House, Beverly Category: Home & Community Services Job ID: JR14988 Date posted: 03/06/2023
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Welcome to The Herrick House, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health Continuing Care. Our team provides ongoing care to individuals through our assisted living facility working to create an environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents and along with their families.

Our Recreation Assistants work with the Director and other members of the Resident Life team to plan and implement an activity program which is intended to meet the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents.  They are warm and patient while possessing good time management and communication skills.  They have a positive attitude, are open to trying new things, and willing to work as part of a cohesive team.  Our Recreation Assistants work in both assisted living and our memory care unit, and understand the needs of seniors as they move through various stages of their later years.  Previous experience in a senior living environment is preferred but not necessary, as training is provided.   

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Leads small and large group activities, and conducts one on one visits.
2. Works in both Assisted Living and our Memory Care unit.
3. Uses technology on a daily basis to enhance the activity program, help residents communicate with family members, and set up telehealth appointments.
4. Establishes and maintains good community relations and contact with family members and the community.
5. Manages supplies and materials required to facilitate successful preplanned events and activities.
6. Follows BILH hygiene policies in accordance with best practice prevention guidelines.
7. Engages in facilitated and non-facilitated education.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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