Rotating weekends and holidays required.
Under the direction of the Activity Director, the Activity Assistant will assist in the planning, coordinating, and implementing therapeutic activity programs on a daily basis to meet the individual Resident’s needs and interests.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: (Other duties may be assigned).
Carry out recreational/group activities as scheduled, including social, sensory stimulation, spiritual and therapeutic.
Individual resident visits as assigned, conducting conversational, sensory stimulation and task oriented activities.
Attend outings with residents outside of the facility.
Complete all necessary record keeping/documentation such as attendance, food and fluid intake sheets, sensory stimulation response in Care tracker.
Maintain a safe environment during programs.
Feed or assist residents during meals.
Oversee and assist with training volunteers assigned to Activity programs.
Follow established infection control procedures including cleaning equipment after use and adhering to handwashing procedures.
Attend and actively participate in scheduled in-service programs, departmental and committee meetings as assigned. Complete Relias training as assigned.
Consult with Activity Director concerning improvements in programming.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
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 residents and other employees of the organization.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Conforms to established work hours and maintains an acceptable work attendance record.
Good interpersonal skill shows sensitivity to the needs, interests, and abilities of Residents.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, push a resident in a wheel chair up to 250 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.