Activities Aide Job Description

Activities Aide Job Description

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Activities aide provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.

Activities Aide Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Recognizes actual or potential abuse of residents and has full knowledge of what steps are needed to protect the victim and to whom this is reported
Encourage residents to participate in recreational social activities so that all residents are involved in activities by engaging in and organizing games, crafts, religious services, parties
Conducts activity programs as scheduled
Must work E/O/W 9am - 3pm
Independently lead (large/small groups) recreational programs and 1-1 visits
Adjust recreational programs to need of residents
Transfer residents to w/c, escort to and from recreational programs
Accompany residents on Community outings
Arrange tables, chairs for large group programs
Document participation of programs--give input to Manager

Activities Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Activities Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CNA, II, BLS, CPR, TRT, C.N.A

Education for Activities Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the activities aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Exercise Physiology, Physiology, Biology, Technical, Sociology, Psychology, Recreation Therapy, Social Work, Humanities

Skills for Activities Aide

Desired skills for activities aide include:

Age specific needs based on scope of service of unit/department where assigned
Basic computer skills
Equivalent
GED equivalent
What steps are needed to protect the victim and to whom this is reported
Growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated
Patient care standards and practices normally acquired through completion of a high school diploma
Aging process
Alzheimer’s and dementia
Chronic diseases of the elderly experience

Desired experience for activities aide includes:

Has the ability to appropriately manage resident behavioral issues should they arise during an activity
Handles pressure & stress with composure & emotional stability
Plan and organize tournaments
Decorate for planned events
Post new fliers on campus bulletin boards
Assist in planning programs and projects involving the campus and community

Activities Aide Examples

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Activities Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an activities aide. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for activities aide
  • Inventory and maintain graphic supplies and storeroom
  • Promote and assist student clubs and organizations
  • Maintain and update resource files
  • Assist student groups with paperwork, forms and requests
  • Keep records of student club programs and events
  • Assist with Induction and Pinning ceremonies
  • Take and maintain photographs of all events
  • Maintain and secure radios
  • Provide information for the student newsletter
  • Maintain display case and bulletin boards, changing as needed
Qualifications for activities aide
  • Assist with passive programming and volunteer events
  • Provide customer service to students
  • Assist with event needs, including setting up rooms, furniture and audio visual equipment as assigned
  • Provide recommendations on building and equipment repair
  • Complete college mandatory staff training
  • Complete first-aid and CPR training
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Activities Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of activities aide. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for activities aide
  • Implements age-specific and individualized activities and group programs
  • Records resident activity participation daily on the electronic computer documentation system
  • Plans and promotes resident activities in advance to provide quality programs
  • Requests needed supplies in advance to ensure material availability
  • Delivers calendars, newsletters, activity books to resident rooms
  • Assists with the transportation of residents
  • Assist with transportation of residents in a company vehicle to and from appointments, shopping
  • Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior and degree of involvement so that department can evaluate resident progress, by noting, reporting and charting resident behavior
  • Be responsible for providing recreational programs to meet the needs and interests of residents in the facility
  • Maintain records of participation in Recreational programs, escort residents to and from groups, assist residents on outings and direct volunteers
Qualifications for activities aide
  • Excellent communicator/Patience
  • Experience in Geriatric Care Preferred
  • Experience with the dementia population preferred
  • Energetic and enthusiastic, Positive attitude
  • Willingness to drive 13 passenger van
  • Public speaker (stand in front small or large groups to run an activity)
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of activities aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for activities aide
  • Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement so that facility activities and resident progress are evaluated, by noting, reporting, and charting resident behavior
  • Assist in the creation, planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating of the activity programs
  • Plans and implements group and individual activities to improve or maintain the participants’ cognitive, physical, social, psychosocial, and artistic needs
  • Assist in developing a written plan of care for each participant’s activities program that identifies the strengths/needs of the participants and the goals to be accomplished for each opportunity identified
  • Maintain equipment, supplies and a neat and organized work area
  • Assist with aquatic recreation, sensory activities, and lead field trips by driving the center's van
  • Spend time getting to know the residents, participate in activities, brainstorm with the team to come up with new events and activities
  • Interview residents or others to assess and evaluate appropriate activities that will assist with physical, social, emotional and cognitive functions
  • Work directly with resident in developing an individualized treatment plan with goals based on assessment and consistent with state and federal guidelines
  • Develops and leads a variety of therapeutic recreational groups and programs including but not limited to discussions, life reviews, reminiscing, current events, exercises, socials, music, educational events, crafts, games, community integration, intergenerational activities, and pet therapy
Qualifications for activities aide
  • Familiarity with volunteer programs
  • Familiarity with care plans and MDS
  • Licensed or registered in Florida as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body OR is eligible for licensure as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional
  • Possesses two (2) years’ experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, one (1) of which was full-time in a therapeutic activities program
  • Fluent ability to understand oral and written english directives
  • The ability to perform all physcial requirement pertaining to delegated tasks as defined on RU-91 form
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an activities aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for activities aide
  • Works as a cooperative team member with other Recreation Therapy staff and others staff to coordinate and lead facility wide events
  • Coordinates and/or leads appropriate therapeutic client events with the Intergenerational Learning Center, Adult Day Health Center, Volunteer Services and other in-house programs as appropriate/applicable
  • Assist with aquatic recreation, sensory activities, and help lead field trips
  • Understand the purpose of and carries out the residents plan of care, including Therapeutic Recreation Goals, according to the procedures taught in orientation and outlined in the Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Reports observations of status to appropriate team member and documents in the bedside chart
  • Provides self help, sensory stimulation, communication, adapted physical recreation and social interactions as outlined in each resident's therapeutic recreation plan
  • Welcomes new staff members and volunteers, and assists with orientation
  • Organizes and prioritizes work appropriately and with minimal supervision, offering and seeking assistance as needed
  • Communicates in a professional manner with children's families, directing questions or concerns to the appropriate team member
  • Communicates in conflict or stressful situations in a manner that facilitates constructive problem resolution
Qualifications for activities aide
  • One to two years athletic background (preferred)
  • Must be approved for Federal Work-Study
  • Must have completed at least 36 hours training in a course designed specifically for Activities by an approved institution/school resulting in an Activities Director Certificate prior to hire or completion of above upon hire Also must receive regular consultation from an Occupational or Recreational Therapist
  • Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and coorperative, service orientated working relationship with patients, families and co workers
  • Completed a 36 hour Activities Director Certification Course or interaction with patients as an Activities Aide or Director a huge plus
  • Recreation experience preferred, but not required
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Activities Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of activities aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for activities aide
  • Uses adaptive techniques, skills and equipment to provide recreation to each child's maximum participation and cognitive level
  • Report observations of status to appropriate team member and documents in the bedside chart
  • Provide self help, sensory stimulation, communication, adapted physical recreation and social interactions as outlined in each resident's therapeutic recreation plan
  • Welcome new staff members and volunteers, and assists with orientation
  • Act as a preceptor to new Activity Specialists and volunteers, providing the Recreational Activity Manager with performance evaluation peer reviews and progress towards personal goals, as requested and in writing
  • Organize and prioritize work appropriately and with minimal supervision, offering and seeking assistance as needed
  • Communicate in a professional manner with children's families, directing questions or concerns to the appropriate team member
  • Communicate in conflict or stressful situations in a manner that facilitates constructive problem resolution
  • Attend nursing in-services and meetings, and participates in fire drills
  • Identify own learning needs and demonstrates interest in up-grading professional skills through continuing education
Qualifications for activities aide
  • CNA lisensure preferred
  • Geriatric Dementia Care experience strongly preferred
  • One year Long Term Care experience preferred
  • Work or volunteer experience providing recreation services to special populations or senior citizens preferred
  • Must have an active C.N.A
  • Must possess a currently active CNA certification

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