Activity Facilitator — Full Time
Hi, we are LifeWorks (formerly Hearts & Hands Adult Day Services), a family-owned Alaska company with a happy vibe. We’ve been serving Southcentral Alaskans since 1999. We provide recreational and therapeutic activities for the elderly and adults with physical or mental disabilities. We are currently in need of an Activity Facilitator (AF) to round out our team. This position requires a combination of driving and caregiving skills.
**NOTE: If you have had a DUI in the past five years or have been convicted of a crime that bars you from employment in an elder care setting, please save yourself and our HR department the time: Do NOT apply for this position!
Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Transport and escort clients between their homes and the Activity Center using company-supplied van. (2) With other members of the team, escort small groups of clients to: parks, shopping centers, museums, bowling alleys, and other public venues in the community; (3) Serve snacks, meals, and drinks to the clients; (4) Safely operate a company-supplied van. (5) Facilitate and engage clients in educational and therapeutic activities such as: physical exercises, board games, memory stimulation exercises, music therapy, and reading. (6) Help coordinate social activities to guarantee that the day-to-day interaction with clients is constructive.
The AF works as part of a team as well as on his/her own after training is completed. AF candidates must be able to safely lift at least 50 pounds; have sufficient strength, balance, and agility to move around and work in the day center environment (up and down stairs, inside accessible vans, in ADA-compliant bathrooms, etc) and at outside venues. For insurance purposes, the AF candidate must be at least 21-years-old and have a minimum of 5 years driving experience.
The ideal candidate will work well with other team members, have a solid work ethic, and be able to come up with creative solutions “on the fly.” An enthusiastic and engaging demeanor is a big plus.
All candidates MUST be able to pass a background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment drug test.
The starting wage is a minimum of $14.50 to $16.00 per hour DOE. Our seasoned AFs average $22.00 to $25.00 per hour plus benefits and bonuses. Full-time, permanent employees are offered vacation and holiday pay as well as a 3% employer-matching retirement program. Full-time employees also are offered healthcare benefits after 30 days. Work hours are generally Monday-Friday (and some Saturdays), 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
*Please note: we are NOT affiliated with the company calling itself Hearts and Hands of Care. We are the ORIGINAL Hearts & Hands, Inc, serving Alaskans for over 19 years.
Please email or FAX a copy of your resume and/or application to HR Director, Stacy Minchew: