Overview of Easter Seals Serving DC/MD/VA
Easter Seals DC/MD/VA (www.eseal.org) serves Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. For more than 75 years, we have been at the forefront as a recognized leader providing exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in our community. Our community-based programs are designed to support and strengthen families, enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, create stronger communities, and reduce system wide health care costs.
We work through public-private partnerships to provide services in the most efficient manner possible. These traits were demonstrated most recently in the opening our Intergenerational Center, which has quickly become an international model of excellence for delivering superior outcomes including creating meaningful connections between generations. It was opened through visionary partnership among local, state, and national government as well as private individual, corporate, and foundation investment. The shared resources created a maximum return on investment for the community.
Position Summary: The Activity Leader is responsible for assisting participants with activities of daily living (ADL) managing the food service, and conducting group and individual activities. Depending on the center, the Activity Leader may also be provide transportation to/from the center. The Activity Leader reports to the Activities Director.
- Plan and conduct group and individual activities.
- Provide input and support to the Activities Director.
- Assist with the preparation and serving of snacks.
- Assist with the preparation and serving of lunch.
- Assist Activities Director with field trips (planning, accompanying, and driving)
- Assist participants with Activities of Daily Living (toileting, ambulation, transfers, feeding, changing clothes, showers).
- Assist participants boarding and exiting vans.
- Observe participants for change in condition and report to the Health Director.
- Contribute to the maintenance of the Center's neat, clean, and safe environment.
- Attend and meaningfully contribute to regular Center Staff meetings and activity staff meetings.
- Maintain client confidentiality.
- Depending on the center, provide transportation for participants to and from the Center in Easter Seals vehicles.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- High School diploma, GED, or current enrollment in a program leading to a high school diploma or GED.
- Minimum of two years experience working with aging adults and adults with functional impairments.
- Current CPR and first aid training.
- Current driver’s license, if required to drive Easter Seals vehicles.
- Ability to interact effectively, professionally and compassionately with elderly and disabled participants, their family and/or professional care provider(s), and the variety of individuals visiting the center for professional, volunteer, or treatment purposes.
- Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.
- Ability to interact effectively and professionally with participants, families, and community referral sources.
- Must be able to follow instructions quickly and easily and seek out direction promptly.
- Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
- Must be able to work with minimal supervision after instruction is provided.
- Must be aware of potential hazards or problems within the environment and seek out supervision promptly.
- Must be aware of confidentiality of client information.
Certificates and Licenses:
- CPR and First Aid
- Certified Nursing Assistant (not required, but preferred)
- Current Driver’s License if required to drive Easter Seals vehicles
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.