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.


  • Weekly Payroll
  • Free groceries every Friday
  • Company paid trips
  • Health, dental and vision insurance after 30 days for full time
  • Voluntary insurance available
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Special Employee Event Days
  • Direct Deposit
  • In Service Training and Development Programs
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Future Leadership Program
  • Free On-Campus Parking
  • Public Transportation Stops on Campus
  • Easy access to our campus from Interstate 91

Full time

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

If selected for hire, you must be able to provide a recent physical and required immunizations including fully-vaccinated status for Covid-19.

JGS is an equal opportunity employer, veterans & disability. All qualified individuals will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is prohibited by law.

Why Choose Chelsea Jewish

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is committed to being an “Employer of Choice”. We offer multiple employment opportunities for people with various interests and backgrounds interested in working in a variety of health care settings. At Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, you will find a great working environment and an excellent compensation package for eligible employees.

Diversity & Inclusion

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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