Atria Senior Living

Memory Care Engagement Assistant

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Job Opening Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/20/2024 12:45 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Category (Portal Searching)
Care - Memory Care
Salary Range
The wage range for this position is $23.75/hr - $27.31/hr, dependent on prior work history and experience


Born out of a partnership between Atria Senior Living and Related Companies, Coterie is a new luxury brand that re-imagines what senior living can be.


From stunning architecture and thoughtful design to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and curated culinary offerings, every aspect of life at Coterie is meant to support the individual – and community – in reaching new heights. We elevate wellness and strive to anticipate every need to offer a life more inspired.


Coterie is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications. 


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one (1) to two (2) years prior experience with an adult population developing and implementing activities and/or training.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the methods of recreational therapy or activity programming and their application to activity and leisure needs of residents with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
  • Required certification(s) based on current state regulations.
  • Ability to work various schedules and shifts as needed.
  • Must successfully complete all Atria specified training programs.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Must be fully vaccinated and provide vaccination record card at time of hire.


The Memory Care Engagement Assistant provides, coordinates, and champions programs and activities for Dementia Care residents. This individual provides residents, team members, and family members with support, interactions and care outlined in the Dementia Care Operations Guide.

  • Lead assigned Life Guidance group programs as well as individual resident engagement.
  • Offer adequate and diversified recreational activities to residents with sufficient supervision for each activity.
  • Proactively involve all Life Guidance staff in the planning and implementation of the daily program which includes all activities of daily living.
  • Plan individual birthday celebrations for each resident.
  • Develop programs for residents including, if applicable, programs designed for residents confined to their rooms.
  • Engage and motivate residents, resulting in program participation.
  • Greet new residents making a special effort to include and engage them in activities and introduce them to others in the community with similar interests and backgrounds.
  • Assist in planning parties and activities as well as decorating the neighborhood according to the season and/or holiday throughout the years as well as planning monthly birthday parties to honor residents.
  • Support and actively participate in the community’s census building initiatives.
  • Maintain records of all activities, resident participation levels and acceptance of each activity by residents as required by state law.
  • Assist Life Guidance Director in enlisting the services of volunteers to aid the activities program.
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Salary Range

The wage range for this position is $23.75/hr - $27.31/hr, dependent on prior work history and experience


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