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JOB TITLE: Program Aide / Activity Assistant
Department: Austin Thrive Social and Wellness Center
Reports to: Program Director
Supervises: None
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Starting Salary: $12.00/hour

Summary:
Assist Activity Director with all activity programs for the facility. Assist, as necessary, with any delegated responsibilities from the Program Director, i.e. administrative duties, maintaining files, phone calls, maintenance of office and activity supplies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Lead and/or co-lead activities as directed by the Activity Director.
  • Gather supplies, equipment, and materials to carry out activities within budgetary limits.
  • Actively solicit monetary and in-kind donations from corporate donors.
  • Assist with the development of new strategies to increase corporate donors and volunteer engagement.
  • Keep the activity room clean and organized.
  • Encourage members to participate in group activities and assist them as necessary.
  • Work individually with members as necessary.
  • Assist members with toileting (including incontinent care).
  • Assist with monthly activity assessments for each member.
  • Perform other duties as directed by Activity Director.
  • Drive day center members between home and the center in agency passenger vehicle as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old, high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience working with older adults, particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
  • Training or experience as an activity assistant preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish preferred) skills a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Computer proficient, including knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Customer service experience preferred.
  • Ability to interact with members using patience, tact, and respect.
  • Possess a current Texas Driver’s License.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift of duty requiring stooping, bending and lifting.
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university. One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in working with non-profit organization and volunteers is strongly preferred.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, volunteers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent management skills are essential. Must have demonstrated ability to plan, organize, staff, delegate, motivate, monitor and achieve results. Communication skills, especially in public speaking and writing, are necessary. Working knowledge of personal computers. The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must. The ability to work in a flexible schedule that involves evening and weekend hours is necessary. Knowledge of accounting and budget preparation is required.

General Statement
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served. Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Deurksen, Program Director (ldeurksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax: 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls.

Updated 12/16/2019.

 


JOB TITLE: CNA / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

Starting Salary: $12.00/hour

General Description:
Assist Thrive Social & Wellness Center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

Essential Functions:

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency.
  • Drive daily routes in van.
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely.
  • Perform and document daily safety check on the vehicle you are driving.
  • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled.
  • Assist with activities with clients.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Authority:
The CNA / Driver is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:
The CNA / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working.  Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a good driving record.
  • Sensitive to the needs of disabled and/or older adults, using patience, tact, and respect.
  • Be flexible and versatile.
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.  The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.  

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

Updated 11/7/2019.

 


JOB TITLE: Program Aide / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

Starting Salary: $12.00/hour

General Description:
Assist Thrive Social & Wellness Center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

Essential Functions:

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency.
  • Drive daily routes in van, as necessary.
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely.
  • Perform and document daily safety check on the vehicle you are driving.
  • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled.
  • Assist with activities with clients.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Authority:
The Program Aide / Driver is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:
The Program Aide / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working.  Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a good driving record.
  • Sensitive to the needs of disabled and/or older adults, using patience, tact, and respect.
  • Be flexible and versatile.
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.  The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.  

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

Updated 5/15/2019.