Activities Assistant (Dementia Unit)

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries Lewistown , PA 17044

Posted 1 week ago

Ohesson, A Diakon Lutheran Senior Living Community # Located in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, Ohesson seeks skilled and caring individuals to be part of Diakon#s Many Hands. One Heart. team, who recently celebrated 150 years of service.

Ohesson offers activities throughout the year in which residents, employees and their families come together to celebrate the caring service that occurs here. Enjoy the warm, fragrant outdoors during our annual summer picnic. Join our residents and wrap yourself in the magical moments of our annual Art Along the Juniata event or holiday bazaar.

Ohesson offers both senior living accommodations and a large skilled nursing and rehabilitiation center. At Ohesson, you will begin your career by attending a highly comprehensive orientation and training program that includes a focus on customer service. General


Responsible for assisting with the presentation of daily activities and special events. Maintains the resident#s medical records for activities as assigned and records resident#s participation and attendance at activity programs. Plans outings, schedules trips and arranges transportation; transports and escorts residents, as required.

Education/Training: A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent skills.


A minimum of one (1) year#s experience normally required; prior experience in an interdisciplinary setting with creative programming for adult population preferred.


Ability to sit, stand, lift, bend, reach, push, and pull items weighing up to 50 lbs.; visual and auditory skills. Compensation and Benefits:

Diakon offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for Full-Time and Part-Time employees including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. We also offer tuition assistance, generous paid time off, 401(k) plan with employer match, voluntary short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance and the ability to earn referral bonuses up to $3,000. Staff receive excellent training through a comprehensive paid general orientation including customer service training.

We offer continuing training and education, provide the ability for career advancement, and host staff appreciation and special events. Diakon also maintains a discretionary emergency fund, which can be of assistance to staff members during critical times. In addition, Diakon offers a Love of Thy Neighbor Fund, which provides a per-day living expense and matches up to five PTO days for approved service or mission trips with other nonprofit organizations. # Diakon is an equal opportunity employer.

EOE/M/F/VETS/Disabled Location: Ohesson # 276 Green Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044

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Activities Assistant (Dementia Unit)

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