Current Job Openings

Position Description:  Dementia Day Program Aide

Under the direction of the Project Coordinator or Activity Director assist in the implementing all Life Bridges programs and participant care that provide opportunities to promote a level of health, wellbeing, engagement and a sense of security for participants and their caregivers.

Part time, merit: 20-24 hours a week at $16/hr.

REPORTS to: Day Program Coordinator

 

Evaluation:

  • Methods: Evaluation form with review by Day Program coordinator
  • Frequency: 90 days for a new employee and annually thereafter.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Follow through on assignments given by Activity Director or Program Coordinator.
  • Greet all participants and caregivers by name each day
  • Maintains activity areas in an orderly manner and ensures that the materials are put away and the area is clean after each activity
  • Log each member’s participation in activities in the member’s daily log.
  • Participate in the scheduled activities with the members
  • Assist in reminders to toilet, accompany members and assist in making sure they are clean, as needed
  • Bring snacks and lunch on cart from kitchen
  • Assist members in food preparation as needed (i.e. cutting food etc.)
  • Assisting other staff and volunteers with their job duties if necessary.
  • Encourage volunteer participation.
  • Maintain confidentiality of any/all administrative/member/medical information.
  • Cooperates with the administrative staff, supervisor and other department heads.
  • Maintain positive public relations by displaying professionalism and genuine concern in contacts with members and their families, employees and the general public.
  • Must attend any required in-service education programs upon hire and as needed thereafter.
  • Pleasant telephone manner.
  • Participate in initial and regular training

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Work experience with seniors or those with dementia preferred
  • Patience, good sense of humor and sense of fun!
  • Ability to communicate well and in writing
  • Ability to deal with members, families, staff and volunteers in a courteous manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Must be able to work under pressure at times
  • Must be able to maintain good grooming practices personal hygiene and be punctual and regular in attendance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to use Microsoft Windows, including Word and Excel. Ability to use software to design calendars and signs.
  • Ability to use email and the Internet
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish a plus

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Works in and out of temperature-controlled environments, which may become warm.
  • May be required to bend, sit, stand, walk, exercise for short/long periods of times and operate specific office equipment.
  • Must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Close vision and distance vision are need for this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Criminal background check required prior to employment
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Donna Smith at dsmith@macinc.org or mail to:

MAC Inc.

Attn: Donna Smith

909 Progress Circle, Suite 100

Salisbury, MD 21804

Position Description: Dementia Caregiver Programs Specialist

The Dementia Caregiver Programs Specialist schedules and conducts several of the caregiver programs for the Life Bridges Alzheimer’s and dementia program, including Savvy Caregiver, Early-Stage Group and support groups. The Coordinator also assists caregivers with assistive technology and understands the equipment available in the Caregiver Resource Center.

Full- time, merit:  hourly 35 hours/week – salary $18 hour

REPORTS to: Director of Dementia and Aging Programs

 

Evaluation:

  • Methods: Evaluation form with review by Director of Dementia and Aging Programs
  • Frequency: 90 days for a new employee and annually thereafter.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Complete 15 hours of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training
  • Facilitate and coordinate all aspects of the SAVVY Caregiver program
  • Arrange for staff and volunteer training of the SAVVY Caregiver program
  • Schedule and conduct the SAVVY caregiver classes in all four counties
  • Co-facilitate the Early-Stage Education Group
  • Work with the Outreach Coordinator to arrange sites and marketing for SAVVY workshops and Early-stage groups
  • Understand the programs that MAC offers and be able to effectively make referrals.
  • Understand the use of various assistive technology available and meet with caregivers to demonstrate assistive technology
  • Assist in the Day program working with persons with dementia and their caregivers (about 10 hours a week)
  • Ensure all evaluations and OMB data is collected and document all services provided
  • Assist as needed with the Life Bridges Day program
  • Work with Life Bridges Project Director to develop outreach marketing materials for SAVVY
  • Participate in all staff team meetings
  • Assist in the organization of Life Bridges special events, including donor/volunteer appreciation events and fundraising events
  • Participate in conferences and training opportunities as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Three to five years’ experience preferred working with persons with dementia and their caregivers
  • Public speaking and presentation skills, as well as excellent writing and strong written communication skills.
  • Patience and sense of humor a must!
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and work autonomously under pressure of deadlines.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office (or 365) Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as data/record management
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working with diverse populations. Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with diverse audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic and positive attitude and a TEAM player.
  • Detail-orientated with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills, as well as excellent writing and strong written Strong project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and work autonomously under pressure of deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Aging and Dementia Programs or Executive Director

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Works in and out of temperature-controlled environments, which may become warm, congested and busy at times.
  • May be required to bend, sit, stand, walk, exercise for short/long periods of times and operate specific office equipment.
  • Must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Close vision and distance vision are need for this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Criminal background check required prior to employment
  • Valid driver’s license

Ability to work a flexible schedule

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Donna Smith at dsmith@macinc.org or mail to:

MAC Inc.

Attn: Donna Smith

909 Progress Circle, Suite 100

Salisbury, MD 21804