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Lakemary Center, Inc. Activity Specialist in Paola, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11280867 Are you driven by a passion to help others? Are you someone who is organized and a team player?If yes, Lakemary is looking for an Activity Specialist for our Adult's Day Service Program. This position supports the Assistant Coordinator and direct support staff in assessing, selecting, organizing and implementing of the activities. This role functions under general supervision of the Adult Day Service Coordinator.Activity Specialist Responsibilities:Assessing, selecting, organizing and implementing activities.Discuss with DSP's how their contribution supports the goals of the department and organization.During appropriate season and weather, assist and monitor individuals served with activities.Request petty cash for outings, schedule vehicles, monitor and help to enhance suite activity calendars.Shop for supplies and assemble activity kits for program areas.An ideal candidate for this position has:Ability to:Assist individuals served in learning social and self-care skills including but not limited to meal preparationProvide direction and supervision on grounds and in the communityAssist with setup, training, and quality assurance of all production as it relates to individual served and ensure confidentiality and safety as it relates to a specific job.Assist with research and resource ongoing community events and/or opportunities for recreation and leisure services.Activity Specialist Qualifications:High School Diploma/GED or equivalentPreferred hands on experience supporting individuals with special needs.Due to Insurance criteria be at least 21+ years of ageAcceptable Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) to meet standard driving requirementsOther Job Details:Day hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am-3:30pmStarting pay: $13.50/hour Lakemary provides competitive compensation and benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans; paid time off; and a 401(k)-retirement planCertifications:Lakemary provides training in program specific coursework.Special Considerations:Some environments/shifts require same sex staff due to regulatory requirements.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. EEO