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Program Coordinator for Seniors

Job Title

Program Coordinator for Seniors

Job ID

14179

Location

HOUSTON Texas 77027-6807

At Amazing Place, we are dedicated to our core mission: empowering lives disrupted by dementia, with the ultimate vision of ending the stigma of dementia. We aim to help families with the challenges of Dementia and Alzheimer”s. This pursuit has led us to adopt a twofold approach. Our Day Program, located in a state-of-the-art wellness center, offers participants with mild to moderate dementia a place to thrive by providing the best in health, family, and culinary services in addition to an evidence-based, meticulously planned curriculum.

Program Coordinator

We are seeking a Program Coordinator to be an enthusiastic member of our dynamic program team, approaching work with energy and creativity. Demonstrating solid presentation skills, you will utilize multiple technologies in the execution of the daily activity schedules designated by the Participant Program Manager. You will also work in the Participant Program Department with persons who have mild to moderate dementia.

The Program Coordinator will:

  • Present and/or co-present programs in front of a large Participant groups and virtually including trivia, word games, short stories, and cognitive games.
  • Encourage Participants to exercise a measure of independent thinking in making self-choices, learning new skills and maintaining former interests, enhancing the functional and cognitive ability of Participants as much as possible.
  • Demonstrate both flexibility and responsibility in understanding and interpreting various needs of our Participants and their families.
  • Report observations of Participants and their needs to the Participant Program Manager, Nurse, or Health Services Director.
  • Encourage social exchange amongst Participants and volunteers
  • Prepare materials for upcoming weekly programs and presentations on a large variety of subjects.
  • Help serve and clean up after lunch/snack periods.
  • Assist with ambulation and transferring of Participants from vehicles, chairs or wheelchairs.
  • Welcome New Families and Caregivers warmly in order to assist them and their loved ones in making the transition to a Care Center environment.

You should have:  

  • Bachelor”s Degree or Activity Assistant Certification or equivalent combination of education and experience working with mild to moderate dementia participants is required
  • Current CPR and AED

Abilities Attribute, and Skills:

  • Approaches work with energy, enthusiasm and creativity.
  • Is proficient with a variety of technologies including; PowerPoint, MS Office, data base tools, Apple TV, Xbox Kinect, Zoom, TEAMS and an assortment of audio/video components.
  • Practices non-judgmental, unconditional acceptance of our Participants.
  • Demonstrates warmth and kindness.
  • Maintains a cheerful, friendly and positive attitude.
  • Demonstrates patience and center-approved techniques to educate and communicate with Amazing Place Participants.
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and/or negative situations.
  • Utilizes listening skills to gain clarification and responds appropriately to questions.
  • Upholds organizational values, working with integrity at all times and treating people with respect.
  • Demonstrates the ability to adapt to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events that are endemic to working with the specified population.
  • Reacts well under pressure.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Understands the concept of being a team player in a work environment where employees consistently come together for the greater good.
  • Recognizes that the unpredictable nature of working with dementia patients could occasionally involve contributing more than your share of the workload to achieve a departmental or participant outcome.
  • Maintains a cheerful communication style, demonstrating the necessary patience to work well with persons who have mild to moderate dementia.

Amazing Place”s mission is to provide fellowship, memory care and wellness for adults with mild and moderate memory loss, and to support their families and the community.  Consequently, we feel that in order to fulfill this mission, we must strive to hire employees who possess the following qualities.  A successful candidate must be:

  • Respectful
  • A Team Player
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy
  • Empathetic
  • Considerate

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.                                         

Benefits:
We value our employees” time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package including 401k matching, health, dental and vision benefits. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.