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Program Assistant in Specialized Senior Services

Sid Jacobson JCC has several full-time, part-time, and seasonal opportunities as a Program Assistant in Specialized Senior Services. A Program Assistant works closely with the Program Coordinator in an adult day program designed for individuals who are frail and memory impaired. Responsibilities include facilitating group activities, setting up lunch and helping clients with mobility, toileting and eating. Candidates will have some experience working with seniors including knowledge of working with those with dementia. However, this is not required as training will be provided.

Our ideal Program Assistant in Specialized Senior Services will be kind-hearted, caring, patient, and possess strong interpersonal skills, which include the ability to effectively relate and communicate with our program participants and colleagues.

How You’ll Help Us Be Successful: 

  • Ensures safety of program participants while at program site
  • Facilitates social and recreational activities for participants on a daily basis
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living as needed
  • Reports significant incidents to Supervisor(s) as they occur
  • Prompts participants to interact appropriately with peers and with all persons in program, and at site
  • Appropriately completes all required documentation
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and personally ensure that their attendance is scheduled per deadlines
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor(s).

What You’ll Need To Be Successful: 

  • Communication skills including strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to speak, read and write effectively.
  • Ability to maintain HIPAA confidentiality and exercise discretion when discussing clients
  • Demonstrate detail orientation
  • Exhibit patience, initiative, enthusiasm, adaptability, and resourcefulness
  • Reliable and team player
  • Able to effectively develop and document behavior management protocols
  • Good oral and written communication skills required

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