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Community Life Assistant

Employment Type
Part Time
Depending on experience
Contact Email
Cleveland, OH 44106

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The Community Life Assistant works closely with the Director and interdisciplinary team to plan, deliver, and coordinate programs to meet the needs the Assisted Living and Skilled Care residents.


Position involves: • Assist with evaluating and adapting programming on an ongoing basis to insure that the programming schedule is creative, efficient and reflective of the residents’ need and interests. • Help to facilitate spontaneity of residents, staff, family and community in order to create a homelike environment. • Interact and collaborate with all relevant support departments (Dining Services, Environmental Services, and Housekeeping) affected by the activities designed, and give advance notice of interdepartmental functions. Work closely with staff to include them in the provision of activities that occur during assigned shifts. • Assist with the supervision and evaluation of volunteers and students working on the units (with Director of Volunteers). • May assist with creating/posting weekly calendars on the units for residents, staff and families. • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings such as Departmental meetings and line ups.

Required Skills and Experience

• Minimum 2 years’ experience closely related to Recreation/Activities or • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, art or music therapy or • An acceptable combination of experience and education may be considered equivalent • Recreation/Activities Certification from NCCAP strongly desired/preferred • Must possess organizational, communication, and basic computer literacy • Must be able to read and follow written and oral instructions • Ability to re-prioritize and apply critical thinking to routine and emergency situations • Willingness to upgrade skill level as position may require