Aegis Therapies Activities Aide - PRN, as needed in Auburn, Illinois

As one of the nation’s leading providers of contract rehabilitation and wellness services, Aegis Therapies® applies proven techniques to help individuals move through life to increase their freedom and independence. Aegis has more than 7,500 employees providing short-term and long-term therapy services in over 1,400 locations in 41 states.

Aegis Therapies leverages the power of collaboration to help patients transition seamlessly throughout the care continuum. No matter the setting, we specialize in providing services that adapt to each individual’s needs. Our therapists use leading-edge technology and innovation to help restore strength and confidence after illness, injury or surgery. We help individuals return to the activities they love with targeted rehabilitation and wellness services provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Explore our open positions today. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about.

Our settings typically include:

  • Skilled nursing facilities

  • Assisted living facilities

  • Continuing care retirement communities

  • Hospital inpatient rehab units

  • Outpatient clinics

  • Medically oriented gyms

  • Private homes

GENERAL PURPOSE

Provides knowledge and expertise in delivering appropriate ACTIVITIES, wellness, fitness and exercise programs for participants, patients and employees. Suggests additional programs and provides information related to activities. Works directly to market programs and services and enroll clients for participation.

We are looking for a hardworking, caring, ENERGETIC and dependable person who enjoys working with a primarily older adult population. Join the team and make a difference!

The Activity Assistant’s primary role is to create and conduct a lively and enriching activity program for many residents with varying diagnosis and conditions. This person must be committed to connecting to the resident population with a goal of every resident participating in the program and improving their quality of life.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Directly deliver ACTIVITIES, wellness/exercise programs and services for patient/Resident and in some cases employees

  • Identify and suggest appropriate enhancements to programs and services; leading resident activity groups and community outings including use of volunteers, providing transportation to and from activities when needed

  • Monitor participants and volume of activities;

  • Assist in design and implementation of marketing and promotions initiatives to attract appropriate clientele and expand program participation

  • Assist in development, collaboration and facilitation of new programs/services to expand program and enhance participation; interacting with customer’s staff and team members in a positive manner

  • Participate as requested in quality review activities to assure appropriate delivery of services

  • Monitor client participation and performance and produces records as requested

  • Provides one to one programming for residents who cannot participate in a group setting

  • Participates in staff, team, and task force meetings, resident care conferences, and community service provider meetings

  • Monitor existing equipment and supplies available for effective operation of programs and makes suggestions for enhancements

  • Complete required documentation relative to patient/employee services

  • Adhere to established procedures related to patient orientation/start-up sessions

  • Promote company as a national presence in professional conferences/seminars, and participates in presentations as available

Needed: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-6pm, Every other weekend.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS

  • Capable of working without direct supervision

  • Good customer service skills and comfortable assisting older adult residents with activities

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary information

  • Must possess excellent planning abilities and be a highly organized professional, including being able to set priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all level Must have a positive attitude and a desire to provide compassionate care for older adults in a multitude of settings; Independent living, assisted living, memory care, and/or skilled nursing

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in biology, physiology, exercise physiology or related field preferred

  • Specialty certification as personal trainer, exercise specialist, fitness instructor, health and fitness specialist or similar area, preferred

  • Background in exercise and activity training with senior populations

  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Mobility, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, walking, heavy lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to hear, ability to read and write, ability to detect odors, and ability to remain calm under stress.

  • Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.

  • Vision (corrected) adequate for reading.

  • Intelligible speech and normal language / cognitive skills.

  • Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers.*

  • Lifting of patients*, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.

  • Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day.

  • Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead.

  • Must be able to transfer patients.*

  • Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients / caregivers.

  • Work in a fast-paced clinical environment.

  • Weekend and holiday work may be required.

  • Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.

  • Several task and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

EOE Statement: Aegis Therapies, Inc. ("the Company") is committed to a diverse workforce. For detailed information on your rights, and in order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-877-858-9013 or via email at recruiting@aegistherapies.com for assistance. The affirmative action plan will be made available for applicants to review M - F, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Please contact the location leader to schedule. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Drug-Free Workplace. Click here: https://www.mycare.com/PublicFile/65f11946-5238-4db3-8dc8-9668ee3e78d6

Work Type: Casual Category: Wellness

  • Auburn, IL - Illinois

EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.