Job: Activities Aide

Kimball Farms
235 Walker Street
LENOX, MA 01240

Company Description:
Berkshire Healthcare is a midsize healthcare, senior care, and senior living company. We are proud to be a leader among non-profit, post-acute care providers in Massachusetts. Large enough to have all of the senior services you need, yet small enough to care with that personal touch that makes all the difference. We own or operate 14 rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts, Kimball Farms, a lifecare, continuing care retirement community in Lenox, Massachusetts, Linda Manor Assisted Living in Leeds, and HospiceCare in the Berkshires for those with life limiting illnesses. Kimball Farms is a Continuing Care Retirement Community offering gracious retirement living in the Western Massachusetts town of Lenox. It is the only retirement community in Western Massachusetts offering a full continuum of care with the unique Lifecare financing model. Enjoy cultural attractions like nearby Tanglewood, and the historic charm of downtown Lenox. Kimball Farms is conveniently situated in the center of Berkshire County.

Job Title:
Activities Aide
Salary Range:Location:
Per Hour Lenox
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeAccounting/Finance/Auditing
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Part Time Positions Available (Tuesday - Saturday 4:30p-7:30p)

Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the activity programs of this facility.

Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, & degree of involvement so that activities and resident progress can be evaluated.

Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.

Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information.

Involve the resident/family in planning objectives and goals for the resident.

Coordinate activities with other departments as necessary.

Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining an ongoing quality assurance program for the activity department.

Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary.

Arrange transportation for field trips when necessary.

Perform administrative requirements, i.e.: completing necessary forms, reports, etc., & submitting such to the Activity Director.

Assist in scheduling movies, planning parties, and providing games/activities for residents.

Encourage residents to participate in hobbies and crafts. Provide materials as necessary.

Make routine visits to residents and perform assistance with crafts, projects, etc., as necessary.

Others as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the Activity Director.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, and be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.

Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.

Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility.

Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 10 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 10 feet.

Berkshire Healthcare Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.