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Music Therapist & Activities Assistant - PART TIME

Company: Kensington Senior Living, LLC
Location: Reston
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Summary: The Music Therapist & Activities Assistant shall assist the Connections Activities Coordinator/Music Therapist with the development and delivery of an ongoing program of activities and music therapy. The program focuses on meeting the interests and the physical, mental, spiritual, and psychosocial well-being of each resident in the Assisted Living neighborhood. The Music Therapy program in particular will be designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident participating in the program. Promote the program by creating promotional material for distribution; by offering staff, resident, and family member information sessions; by seeking out residents who may benefit and initiating contact with them/their families; by eliciting referrals from directors and other staff members; and any other means deemed necessary. Duties and Responsibilities: Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of activities which are specifically designed enrich the lives of residents. Assists with development of the monthly calendars.Leads one on one and small, medium, and large group activities. Prepares rooms, equipment and supplies prior to each activity and clean up after each activity. Encourages resident and family participation in activities. Transports residents to and from activities as needed.Assists with documentation such as daily attendance records, monthly activities calendars, precautions list, and transportation logs.Assists with media correspondence, mailings, newsletters, bulletin boards and displays. Coordinates the preparation of monthly bulletin boards and seasonal decorations.Assists the Activities Coordinator- Connections in evaluating a) effectiveness of activities programs, b) individual needs, and c) participation levels of each resident.Assists the Coordinator to plan, develop, and implement one-on-one, dyad, or group music therapy activities which are specifically designed to enrich the lives of the participating residents with varying degrees of impairment.Assists in maintaining a case load that generates sufficient revenue to support position.Assists in preparing case notes and reports for other team members and family members.Participate in Health Maintenance Meetings as requested to review resident Individual Service Plans, notes changes in residents' condition, and recommends changes in care plans and activities to meet resident requirements.Establish and maintain effective working relationships within all department of the community. Cooperate with medical colleagues and other professionals engaged in the care of their clients to agree on therapy objectives and meet the needs of the residents.Assist the Director of Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living in identifying residents who may need added support and may benefit from these services, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to provide such support.Attend training courses and participate in other professional development activities as required. Knowledge and Skill: Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages, while maintaining an energetic and positive attitude.Ability to work effectively within a team based environment.Strong time management and organizational skills.Must have excellent computer skills, including; Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Property Management System. Qualifications: Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive attitude.Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and written instructions.Must maintain a clean and well-groomed appearance and follow the dress code as outlined in the employee handbook.Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.Must be cleared in a criminal background check administered in the state of Virginia.Experience in a similar position in retirement living, nursing home, or adult day care is preferred. High school diploma is required.Must have and maintain a valid driver licenseMinimum of Bachelor's Degree in Music TherapyValid Board CertificationBe in good health, and physically and mentally capable of performing assigned tasks.Demonstrates freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis by a health screening performed by a physician not more than (6) months prior to or (7) days after employment Mental and Physical Requirements: Requires ability to stand and walk short and long distances for extended periods of time.Requires sitting, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms above, below, and at shoulder length.While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.The team member frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Must be able to push a minimum of 200 pounds and be able to push such weight a minimum distance of 200 feet. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during an emergency.Ability to remain calm and positive in stressful situations. The COVID-19 vaccine is a condition of employment.PI201437042

Keywords: Kensington Senior Living, LLC, Reston , Music Therapist & Activities Assistant - PART TIME, Healthcare , Reston, Virginia

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