November 29, 2023

Memory Center Activity Leader

Part Time
JCC MetroWest
West Orange, NJ

JCC MetroWest in West Orange, New Jersey is opening a Center for Seniors with moderate memory impairment and is seeking a part-time Memory Center Activity Leader, who will report to the Memory Center Director. The Activity Leader is a primary member of the activity team.

Responsibilities / Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Work with Director on the overall vision and planning of the program.
  • Follow assignments or instructions as outlined by the Director.
  • Ability to create group activities.
  • Provide one-on-one activities if needed based on the interests and ability of the participant.
  • Lead activities to stimulate socialization and communication.
  • Engage with new participants to determine interests.
  • Form relationships with family and caregivers to better understand the participant.
  • Assist in setting up, serving and cleaning up meals. Assist with morning set-up (snacks, morning and afternoon activity supplies).
  • Ensure that participant’s personal care is maintained after meals.
  • Provide supervision of participants to ensure their safety.
  • Report all incidents/accidents and changes in client’s behavior to the Director
  • Perform other related duties and activities as assigned.

Skills Required

  • Team Player
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong communication skills

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with older adults with moderate memory impairment
  • Therapeutic Recreation or related field a plus
  • Knowledge of technology, including Microsoft Word and Outlook

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to: Miriam Becker at