Activities Assistant (Per Diem)

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Per Diem Activities Assistant | Harriet and Ralph Kaplan Estates – Peabody, MA

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is a residential and post-acute care provider that consistently delivers high-quality, compassionate care while focusing on the development of innovative programs and services that enable individuals to live as independently as possible. We are currently seeking an Activities Assistant to join our Assisted Living team at the Kaplan Estates in Peabody, MA. Kaplan Estates offers the perfect balance of independence and support for active seniors. Located on a picturesque 22-acre woodland setting on Boston’s North Shore, the classic New England architecture sets the tone for a warm and welcoming community. A recent multi-million-dollar renovation showcases well-designed, intimate spaces, with an abundance of natural light and updated designs. The setting sports spectacular gardens and landscaped grounds combined with first-class amenities, a highly trained staff, and a lively atmosphere. Residents can experience worry-free living at its best, and receive personal attention that goes one step beyond. You’ll feel right at home from the moment you walk through the door at Kaplan Estates!

Position Summary:

The Activities Assistant delivers the recreational and social programing, in accordance with our residents’ individual assessment and care plans. Plans and coordinates group social activities/events for the residents at the facility.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the activity program
  • Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information
  • Involve the resident/family in planning activity programs when possible
  • Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and indicate the resident’s response to the service
  • Must be able to drive the community vans and assist residents with transfers on and off the vans.
  • Transport residents in the facility’s van to and from recreational outings and shopping trips.
  • Assist in the development of and participate in regularly scheduled orientation and in-service training programs that relate to the activity department
  • Assist in developing a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident’s activity program that identifies the problems/needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each problem/need identified
  • Schedule and coordinate FaceTime and Zoom virtual visits with residents and their families
  • Monitor and escort groups during Music Concerts, and to Activities on their appropriate floor.
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the Activity Director
  • May be required to help run special programs on occasional evenings or weekends, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Certification preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in long-term care or assisted living working directly with a geriatric population.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc. of the department.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet and other programs utilized to research, track and create materials for use in resident activities
  • Must be able to drive the community vans and assist residents with transfers on and off the vans.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to relate professionally and positively to residents, family members, volunteers, and facility staff.
  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies. Demonstrates organizational skills and ability to coordinate and plan.
  • Must be able to make responsible choices and decisions and act in a resident’s best interest.
  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the facility which include a medical and physical examination.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of computer systems, applications, and other office equipment.

Hours: Per diem hours, some evenings and weekends required.


  • Rewarding job within an outstanding and recognized organization
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-funded Life Insurance Policy
  • Voluntary STD, LTD, Accident, Critical Illness Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid time off, vacation and sick time
  • Paid Birthday with Pay
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Inclusive company culture
  • Free Parking
  • Easily accessible from 128/95/Route 1
  • Facility Accessible by MBTA Commuter Rail and Bus

Apply today and become part of our Chelsea Jewish Lifecare team at Kaplan Estates!

If hired, you must be able to provide a recent physical and required immunizations including Covid-19.

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is an equal opportunity employer, veterans & disability. All qualified individuals will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is protected by local, state or federal law.

Why Choose Chelsea Jewish Lifecare

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is committed to being an “Employer of Choice”. We offer multiple employment opportunities for people with various interests and backgrounds interested in working in a variety of health care settings. At Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, you will find a great working environment and an excellent compensation package for eligible employees.

Diversity & Inclusion

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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