House of Welcome Adult Day Services (HOW) provides specialized programs for people living with dementia. The Day Program is open Monday to Friday and provides participants with structured, therapeutic, small-group activities in a comfortable, homelike setting. Be a part of the dedicated, compassionate team that delivers person-centered dementia care to our participants.
The Activities Assistant is responsible for kitchen duties and assists with program activities.
Performs duties related to kitchen and lunch activities, including stocking, tracking and ordering supplies; doing kitchen laundry; and keeping the kitchen clean and organized.
Maintains health department standards.
Responsible for care and safety of program participants, physically assisting them with activities of daily living, monitoring their whereabouts and needs, and monitoring the environment.
Assists with implementing activities and works effectively with program participants.
Works collaboratively with staff, volunteers and student interns.
Communicates with family caregivers about relevant participant issues.
Responsible for record keeping.
Communicates regularly and effectively with HOW team and works effectively as a team member.
Demonstrates knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Demonstrates proficiency in person-centered dementia care.
Attends and participates in staff meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent; some college or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
State of Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (may be obtained upon hire).
Interest in and ability to work with older, impaired population.
Prefer skills/experience in the aging process and chronic disorders including Alzheimer ’s disease and other dementias.
Maturity, reliability, flexibility.
Ability to work on a team in a group setting.
Free of communicable diseases as determined by an annual TB test.
Additional Salary Information: Please include your salary requirements with your cover letter and/or resume.
As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, our highest priority is you. Our work is driven by our love of serving seniors and not by monetary profit.
We Dreamed It
Since our founding in 1956, North Shore Senior Center has partnered with older adults to redefine the process of aging. We imagined a social community for seniors -- one defined by friendships, volunteerism, clubs and ne...w experiences. We didn't know what it would look like, but we knew that creativity, enthusiasm and knowledge would be its foundation.
You Helped Us Build It
Today, thanks to the collective efforts of our members, staff, volunteers and friends, the North Shore Senior Center community we imagined is a reality. Whether you visit us to take a class, enjoy a concert, or exercise in our Fitness Center, you can experience its benefits.
We also imagined that our community could extend beyond the walls of our brick-and-mortar buildings. It was important that older adults who were isolated due to physical, emotional or financial issues could participate as well. It was equally important that North Shore Senior Center could help those who needed assistance with Medicare, income taxes, caregiving concerns and issues relating to Alzheimer's disease and memory loss.
To ensure that all the pieces we imagined fit together perfectly, we strengthened our community with the passion of volunteers and the commitment of our partners in local businesses and government.
We invite you to visit us, join us, and help us imagine what "aging" will look like in the years ahead. We think it's going to be inspirational!
Accreditations and Partners
North Shore Senior Center was worked with older adults and their families since our founding in 1956. The National Institute of Senior Centers and CARF have accredited us as meeting the highest standards for our industry. We also partner with many organizations, including OASIS and Age Options.