EHM Senior Solutions Life Enrichment Aide in Saline, Michigan
Founded in 1879, Evangelical Homes of Michigan (EHM) is a not-for-profit, full service health and human service organization that provides health care, housing and community services to older adults and their families in Southeast Michigan. Today, EHM is one of the largest nonprofits of its kind in metro Detroit and one of the oldest in the state, serving more than 4,500 older adults and their extended families annually.
EHM remains grounded in tradition to care for the underserved and has provided $11.5 million in charitable care over the past five years. EHM has been consistently recognized for its leadership and innovation over the years, and was named one of Michigan’s top 25 workplaces by the Detroit Free Press.
The primary purpose of the Life Enrichment Aide position is to assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational, social intellectual, emotional and spiritual programs, in accordance with the resident’s assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors.
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the Life Enrichment programs of this facility.
- Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement so that facility activities and resident progress are evaluated, by noting, reporting, and charting resident behavior.
- Encourage the resident/family to participate in the development and review of his/her plan of care.
Develop and maintain a good rapport with all services involved with the care plan to ensure that a team effort is achieved in developing a comprehensive plan of care. Qualifications and Requirements:
Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Must possess class C driver’s license.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
- Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
- Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
- Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activity services.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.