Life Enrichment Aide
Tabitha Health Care Services - Lincoln, NE

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JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for providing an ongoing program of activities which encourage residents to exercise their abilities through physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional challenges. Responsible for providing activities which promote increased self-expression, personal responsibility and choice, and provides stimulation or solace to residents who cannot generally participate in ongoing scheduled events. This position is responsible for delivery of quality service, promoting good public relations, and for upholding the mission, philosophies and standards of Tabitha Nursing Home.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB Physical activity is required including physical participation in activities i.e. walking, stooping, crouching, standing for long periods of time, etc., as well as carrying equipment and assisting residents to and from activities. Work is with persons with special needs i.e. illness, disabilities, upset emotions and at times, hostility. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Mobility throughout the facility is necessary. Must be able to carry and move equipment weighing a maximum of 30 pounds and able to push someone in a wheelchair with reasonable weight.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Requires organizational ability, flexibility, ingenuity, creativity, motivational skills, adaptability and time management skills. Knowledge of community resources is needed for developing community and outdoor activities. Must be able to speak, read and write English clearly. Flexibility, mobility and dependability are needed. Must be able to type. Microsoft Word required. Microsoft Outlook preferred.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION Nebraska Driver''s license required.

EDUCATION/TRAINING, AND WORK EXPERIENCE BA or BS degree in human development, gerontology or related field preferred. Minimum of six months of experience in health care setting preferred.

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