TABITHA’S MISSION AND VISION: Motivated by Christian compassion, Tabitha delivers a continuum of exceptional and innovative Elder Care services that promote the dignity, independence and well-being of older adults. Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest. Each Tabitha employee upholds the mission and standards of Tabitha.
The Life Enrichment Assistant contributes to the wellbeing of Tabitha’s elders/clients/residents (hereinafter “elders/clients”) by heading up programs of Life Enrichment which provide stimulation or solace; promote each elder/client’s self-respect, self-expression, personal responsibility and choice. The Life Enrichment Assistant encourages elders/clients to exercise their abilities through physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional challenges. This position provides assistance and positive feedback to the CNAs. Employee will complete other assignments as directed by their supervisor. Each of these areas is vitally important to Tabitha’s ability to meet the goal of providing optimum care to Tabitha’s elders/clients. This employee strives to uphold Tabitha’s LIVE Culture, Crew Code of Conduct and actively embraces Tabitha’s Core Values. As a result, the employee supports Tabitha goals related to dignity, respect, independence, competence, autonomy, personal comfort, safety and security of elders/clients. In addition, the employee contributes to the success of Tabitha through ongoing collaboration with, coworkers, management, volunteers and others in the organization.
Tabitha’s Core Values
As a member of the Tabitha team, I will…
…extend unwavering Christian compassion
…build relationships rooted in love, because love matters
…identify, clarify and anticipate needs to exceed expectations
…create an atmosphere of teamwork
…nurture an environment of innovation and growth
…demonstrate confidence, boldness and determination
…devote our time, talent and treasures
…recognize and encourage all accomplishments big and small
COMMUNICATION: Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language including terminology related to the job. Sufficient fluency to be able to understand and follow written and verbal instructions; provide instruction to others; read and understand a plan of care or service plan, policies, procedures or other similar documentation; interact successfully with elders/clients/caregivers; hold a conversation, conduct or participate in meetings; compose professional e-mails or other written communication; prepare legible, accurate and thorough documentation as required by the job; and interact with coworkers, customers, vendors, volunteers, managers and family members. Ability to recognize and interpret non-verbal cues. Ability to respond calmly and clearly to emergencies and emotional situations.
WORKSITE CONDITIONS: Works indoors in a facility maintained by Tabitha that will typically be in good repair, clean, well ventilated and well lit. Work is performed in a standard office setting. Occasionally works outdoors with exposure to allergens, dust and extremes in temperature. Works under daily and hourly deadlines requiring uninterrupted periods of intense activity. Frequent exposure to interruptions and changes in priorities. Frequent involvement with elders/clients and employees, including encounters that may involve extremes of emotion demonstrated by elders/clients. Works beyond normal scheduled hours and on weekends and holidays when assigned. Is subject to extended hours or callback during emergency conditions or based upon needs of the organization.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to gain access to the work area and then safely perform the duties of the job while utilizing standard and specialized equipment, including but not limited to the equipment described below. Physical Life Enrichment is required including physical participation in Life Enrichment( i.e. walking, stooping, crouching, standing for long periods of time, etc.) as well as carrying equipment and assisting residents to and from Life Enrichment. May involved working with persons with special needs, i.e. illness, disabilities, upset emotions, and at times, hostility. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Vision and hearing within normal limits (with or without correction). Must have unrestricted lift/push/pull ability and pass a 50 - pound physical exam demonstrating strength and agility prior to employment and at Tabitha’s discretion.
EQUIPMENT USAGE: Standard and specialized equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, laptop, PC, tablet, photocopier, scanner, fax machine, elevator, projector, telephone, and electronic devices.
AGE REQUIREMENT: At least age 18.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Gerontology, or related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of six months experience working with elders.
CREDENTIALS: Valid Nebraska Driver’s license (unless otherwise allowed by law) and a good driving record required. Must possess auto insurance at or above Nebraska statutory requirements.
STATEMENT OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Tabitha Health Care Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices and decisions including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, and the termination of employment.
Furthermore, Tabitha Health Care Services will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Please contact Tabitha Health Care Services Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.
As a government contractor, the organization has adopted written Affirmative Action Plans for women and minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. These plans will be revised on an annual basis. Tabitha Health Care Services is committed to making a good-faith effort toward achieving the objectives of the Plans. Any employee who would like to review the Plans may do so by scheduling an appointment with the Human Resources Department during normal business hours.