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Program Assistant

Program Assistant

Join an enthusiastic and friendly team of passionate people who make a difference in older adults lives. Program assistants provide personalized care to participants in the program including personal care needs, socialization, activity facilitation, and promoting participant engagement.

No weekend or evening shifts required. On site training provided.

Classification: Part Time-approx 22-25 hrs/week

Job Responsibilities

 Maintain confidentiality.

 Assist the team to plan and implement activities designed to help the participants achieve individualized plan of care.

 Assist participants with Activities of Daily Living and personal care.

 Communicate on a one-to-one basis with participants and practice behavior acceptance.

 Facilitate group discussions and group activities.

 Work with and relate to other team members and volunteers.

 Communicate with families/caregivers regarding participant’s progress, problems, and need for follow-up at home.

 Participate in daily record keeping, documentation, and reportable observations.

 Participate with other staff on the maintenance of a safe and healthful environment in the center.

 Be aware of emergency practices and procedures.

 Participate in minimum of 6 monthly scheduled team meetings.

 Report daily concerns to milieu manager.

 Participate in care conferences on each participant when assigned.


 Prefer knowledge regarding the aging process and the physical, mental, and social needs of adults with functional disabilities.

 Prefer some prior experience working with older adults.

 Demonstrated competency in working independently and taking on delegated leadership role.

 Friendly, compassionate, and assertive personality.

 Demonstrated competence in organizing and dealing tactfully with people of all ages and personalities.

 Be able to physically lift 50# from the floor to waist and from the waist to above the head.

 Be able to physically perform a one person pivot transfer or a two person sit to stand transfer.

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