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Fallon Health Activity Assistant in Worcester, Massachusetts

Overview

About us:

Fallon Health is a company that cares. We prioritize our members--always-making sure they get the care they need and deserve. Founded in 1977 in Worcester, Massachusetts, we deliver equitable, high-quality coordinated care and are continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience, service, and clinical quality.

Fallon Health’s Summit ElderCare® is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly–PACE for short. PACE, an alternative to nursing home care, is a program that helps people 55 and older continue living safely at home. At Fallon Health, we believe our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression and unique capabilities allow us to better serve our members. We embrace and encourage differences in age, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other characteristics that make people unique.

Today, guided by our mission of improving health and inspiring hope, we strive to be the leading provider of government-sponsored health insurance programs—including Medicare, Medicaid, and PACE— in the region.

Brief Summary of Purpose:

Serves as a member of the PACE interdisciplinary team assessing the needs, interests, and capabilities of participants and developing individualized therapeutic recreational care plans based on individual diagnoses and assessments.

Plans, organizes, directs, and participates in a comprehensive therapeutic recreation program tailored to the general and individualized needs and limitations of participants within an “active ageing” mindset in which policies and programs that promote mental health and social connections are as important as those that improve physical health status.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts a variety of large and small therapeutic recreational groups and individual recreational activites targeted to improve or maintain participants’ cognitive, physical, social, psychosocial, spiritual and artistic needs.      

  • Contributes activities ideas for incorporation into the monthly activity planning calendars. 

  • Demonstrates and appreciates programming for regular educational and culturally competent activities including but not limited to exercise, arts and crafts, music appreciation, and spirituality.

  • Ensures participant choices and engagement when planning and conducting activities.

  • Builds and fosters a sense of community and a warm social atmosphere, treating all participants with respect and dignity, providing a solid support system to participants at the ADHC.    

  • Maintains the cleanliness of all recreational supplies and equipment according to procedure; notifies supervisor of damaged or unsafe equipment.    

  • Contributes suggestions for supplies/equipment which may be beneficial to the activity program.     

  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and attends team meetings as assigned by supervisor.

  • Participates in individual and/or family meetings or case conferences as assigned by supervisor.

  • Informs supervisor of changes noted in participants’ condition or of complaints registered by participants.

  • Completes assigned work with a high degree of reliability and within identified time frames.

  • Documents PACE center attendence daily as assigned.

  • Documents participation in activities and other record keeping requirements daily as assigned.     

  • Demonstrates flexibility in meeting various department needs.     

  • Communicates and interacts effectively and personably with participants, co-workers and external customers; displays a positive manner and works as a team member at all times.

  • Consistently strives to understand, anticipate and respond to participants’ needs within the scope of his/her duties.

  • Attends staff and other meetings as assigned.

  • Performs all duties in accordance with FCHP and Summit ElderCare policies and procedures.

  • Completion of activity assessments as needed and within the timelines required by PACE regulations

Qualifications

Education:

High school Graduate or Equivalent

License/Certifications:

Access to reliable transportation to facilitate travel throughout the service area to perform essential functions.

Experience:

One or more years of experience in an activities program in a health care setting providing services to a frail or elderly population within the last 5 years, or completion of Fallon health offered training program.

CPR and Alzheimers certifications, or willingness to be certified, is essential. 

Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Fallon Health Vaccination Requirements:

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, members and communities we serve, Fallon Health now requires all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status. As of 2/1/2022 all roles not designated as “Remote” require full COVID-19 vaccination and Fallon Health will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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Location US-MA-Worcester

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (3/26/2024 2:48 PM)

Job ID 7540

# Positions 1

Category Other

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