Program Description: Adult Day Health Services provides social, recreational, and educational activities for men and women that have an acquired disability. Typically, they have had a normal life experience (career, marriage) and then had a stroke, brain injury, spinal injury or onset of a disease such as multiple sclerosis. The result is a group of people whose thinking is intact, but whose bodies no longer function well for independent living. Programs are supervised by a licensed nurse and on-site therapy services are available as medically indicated.
Internship Description: Interns in Adult Day Health Services are an integral part of the team. They will work as activity/program assistants and will help staff in conducting group and individual activities, participating in community activities, preparing lunches and clerical work. Individuals end their internship with Easter Seals with lifelong friends from the program. Participants from this program enjoy meeting and learning from new people. Opportunities are available to create and lead group activities or presentations, observe program staff meetings and sit in on participant plan of care meetings. Interns also have the opportunity to set up professional development discussions with Easter Seals leadership or other program staff to gain a universal understanding of the organization.
Length of Internship: The ideal candidate will be able to intern for at least 3 months for a minimum of 150 hours. We will build a schedule that best fits the interns schedule. Our programs run Monday Friday from 8:30am 3:00pm.
Support: Training for this position will be provided.
Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age
- Provide customer service in out patient health setting, helping family members, visitors, and caregivers
- Have the opportunity to plan and organize program activities such as a craft or special event.
- Prefer student with experience in healthcare delivery system
- Perform well in environment that values compassion, helpfulness, patience, and resourcefulness