Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • Intern

Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay currently has an amazing opportunity to serve others and grow professionally in a supportive environment. Our residents choose to live in our community based on the impeccable service, the warm, family-friendly atmosphere and the clean and inviting living spaces. We welcome YOU to join in on the incredible rewards of serving our residents.

Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is currently seeking candidates for a Technology & Tablet Engagement Internship.

Interns will be asked to spend up to 20-30 hours per week in this role.

This is an unpaid internship. Applicants must be in an approved Internship program with a college/university. 

What will I do?

The Innovation Intern will be involved in key functions of engaging residents with innovative senior friendly tablets in skilled nursing and rehab settings throughout The Hoy Center, the skilled nursing center of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay. Majority of intern's time will be spent in 1:1 engagement with residents who may or may not have dementia.

  • Research, planning, implementation, and evaluation of technology engagement interventions for residents.
  • Assist in development of resident's individual technology engagement plans and goals
  • Provide feedback to an interdisciplinary innovation team regarding interactions with residents and progress on engagement & mental stimulation.
  • Depending on interest and ability, some students may be able to develop independent projects that support our mission.

What is desired for this role?

  • Must be in a qualified academic program. 
  • Previous experience working with older adults with dementia or cognitive impairment.
  • Previous teaching, training, or tutoring experience.
  • Experience working in a team.
  • Experience working with the geriatric population and/or educational knowledge of appropriate interventions pertaining to the specific population.
  • Basic knowledge of computer use and use of publishing programs such as: Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Be physically able to assist residents in wheelchairs, or who use walkers or require direction. Individual should be able to climb stairs between the floors in health care and/or those in assisted living areas.
  • Have communication skills or desire to improve skills to assist with redirection and/or reorientation of residents.
  • Experience/Ability to educate and train residents on engagement tablets.
  • Ability to present ideas to residents in user friendly language.

What makes Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay unique? 

Founded in 1982, Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is a faith based, not-for-profit, Life Plan Continuing Care Community to serve older adults of all beliefs, their families and the broader community. 

Our waterfront community, located on the southern shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, in a beautiful, resort-like setting, provides innovative and comprehensive services designed to offer independent living, assisted living, and nursing care solutions. 

Our employees, residents and guests carry out our mission daily: Creating community to foster joy and well-being.   We maintain a close and friendly culture for our staff and residents by adhering to our Values of achieving excellence by giving and expecting:   RESPECT for each Person. PASSION for what we do.  PROFESSIONALISM in all we do.

Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status. Candidates are screened, in accordance with the Code of Virginia, with the State Police criminal background check including sex offender crimes. All new hires are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen. subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen.

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