Life Enrichment Aide
JGS Lifecare

Job Order #: 19602013

Longmeadow, MA 01106

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 9/6/2023

EXPIRES 10/6/2023

Job Description

Life Enrichment Aide

JGS Lifecare, located in the quaint town of Longmeadow, MA, has been the proud caretaker of the elderly within the local community for over 100 years! Founded on the Jewish principle of respecting age as a blessing, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering the best in elder care services to people of every faith and every background. So as we enter our second century, we are excited to introduce a new range of services and updates to serve our life-long commitment to our community. Our spacious campus has a full-array of services including Skilled Nursing, Senior Living and Community programs that consist of traditional long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, memory care, assisted living, hospice and day health support services. Our employees are an outstanding team of professionals who go above-and-beyond each day with their compassionate care to our residents and the individuals we serve.

JGS Lifecare, located in Longmeadow, MA, is seeking an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate Life Enrichment Aide to join our Activities Department within our skilled nursing facility. This is a unique position that combines certified nursing aide and life enrichment together!


Assists the Life Enrichment Staff in executing each resident's activity program and reports resident's progress to the Unit Manager and Life Enrichment Staff. Monitors leisure activities for recreation and therapeutic purposes, designed to enhance the quality of life of each resident as well as maintain an open working relationship with the resident's family or guardian.
Leads group activities. Visits with residents on a one-to-one basis.
Other duties as deemed necessary/appropriate and as assigned.
Assist in feeding, toileting, keeping clean work environment.
Work respectfully with Nursing Team and all other Departments.
Provide proper communication.


High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent.
Must posses and maintain an unencumbered CNA license.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
Must have a basic understanding of the needs of the elderly and have an empathetic approach to illness.
Must have a basic knowledge of a variety of activities such as art, music, crafts, baking, games, sports, etc. and exhibit imagination, creativity, flexibility, a pleasant/friendly personality, and a strong sense of humor.
Must exhibit the ability to give instructions to and lead others.
Must have a willingness to participate in field related training.
Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to relate professionally and positively to residents, family members, and facility staff.
Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the facility which include a medical and physical examination.
Experience in a recreation setting preferred.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of computer systems, applications, and other office equipment


Ability to move throughout workday and perform physical activities, including sitting, standing, bending, twisting, stooping, and lifting/moving/pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs. without assistance.
Ability to participate in a variety of physical activities, dance, range of motion exercise, field trips, arts/crafts, low impact exercise.
Ability to work with a variety of supplies/materials, glues, paper, paints, fabrics, cooking supplies/materials, arts/crafts materials.
Ability to see, hear, feel, read, write, and verbalize clearly in English.

Full time
Hours are 10am-6pm, including every other weekend

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770 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

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770 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106