Helen Bloom LINC Program Facilitator (Part-time Sundays)
National Council of Jewish Women New York
May 2019

Overview:

The National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks a creative, organized and compassionate individual, with a passion for working with older adults with memory-loss to facilitate the Helen Bloom LINC (Lunch, Interaction, Nurturing, & Companionship) Program on Sundays. The program currently operates on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, and this position is for our expansion into Sunday programming. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking part-time weekend work with those coping with memory loss and their caregivers.

The Helen Bloom LINC Program is an innovative day program that engages adults suffering from memory loss and mild to moderate dementia through art, music, and recreational activities in an intimate, controlled environment. The program stimulates participants and encourages positive self-expression, improving their mood and function. The program will operate on Sundays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Reporting Relationships:

The part-time Sunday LINC Facilitator reports to the Part-time Social Worker and works in partnership with interns and volunteers.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Plan and facilitate therapeutic activities for 8-12 clients with memory loss and their caregivers on Sundays
  • Welcome potential clients during visits, and help new clients adjust to the group
  • Provide task supervision of student interns and volunteers
  • Purchase appropriate supplies and submit reimbursements
  • Oversee lunch ordering and delivery
  • Collaborate with specialists including movements specialists, entertainers etc.
  • Identify special opportunities to bring in appropriate outside guests or enrich the program in other ways
  • Ensure room is kept tidy and program materials are stored away at the end of each session

Requirements:

  • Experience with Recreation Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy or Movement Therapy encouraged
  • Direct experience with clients with memory loss in a group setting

Additional Characteristics and Skills:

  • Desire to work with older adults with memory loss, and knowledge of this population
  • Knowledge of latest developments in the field of memory loss
  • Compassion and listening skills
  • Excellent communication skills

To apply, please submit resume along with a customized cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position and the reason(s) for your interest in the opportunity:

Letitia Maun, LMSW
Social Worker
National Council of Jewish Women New York
Email: lmaun@ncjwny.org
No phone calls, please.

NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer.