Activities Assistant Job Description

Activities Assistant Job Description

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Activities assistant provides for the safety of self and others by adherence to the hospital’s safety guidelines, policies and practices.

Activities Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensures compliance with current professional standards, federal, state and local regulations and facility’s policies and procedures
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Assist with scheduling, implementing, preparation and clean-up of activity programs

Activities Assistant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Activities Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, CNA, C.N.A, TABC, BCLS, BSL, AED

Education for Activities Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the activities assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Recreation Therapy, Education, Associates, Management, Communications, Aging, Liberal Arts, Counseling, Communication

Skills for Activities Assistant

Desired skills for activities assistant include:

Practices and procedures the laws
Regulations
Guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
How to adapt life skills to the cognitive and functional ability of each resident
Alzheimer’s and related dementias
Aging and disability issues
Recreational activities
Safety precautions and comply with safety procedures
Current federal

Desired experience for activities assistant includes:

Exhibit a spirit of flexibility and cooperation and has a pleasant, friendly and compassionate personality treating both residents and coworkers with dignity and respect
Complete required paperwork for residents' charts, department records, in compliance with established procedures
Partners with community team to ensure community is in compliance with OSHA requirements and promotion of Risk Management programs and policies
This position requires you to work every weekend, days off are Wednesday & Thursdays
Schedule may include some weekends
Must possess current valid state drivers license

Activities Assistant Examples

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Activities Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of activities assistant. 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 assistant
  • Help facilitate activities including painting, trivia, music, horticultural therapy, assortment of games, help serve meals and snacks
  • EEO/MFDV
  • Contributes to maintenance of clean, safe environment to minimize hazards of infection or injury to patients and/or staff
  • Obtains basic physical assessment data (vital signs, intake/output, weights, ) and documents in patient medical record
  • Obtains an activity assessment
  • Develops an individualized care plan for each resident
  • Attend team conference meetings
  • Develops activity calendars monthly
  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates facility’s activity programs according to written objectives
  • Coordinates activity programs with other facility activities and services to avoid conflicting events
Qualifications for activities assistant
  • This position is opened for a part-time weekend schedule
  • Prior experience with Dementia and geriatrics preferred
  • Prior experience with activities not required (Will train)
  • Must be state Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (in states requiring certification)
  • Prior experience coordinating activities in long-term care preferred
  • Pursues educational development in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
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Activities Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an activities assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for activities assistant
  • Ensures that activities’ plan of care is routinely reviewed and revised with input from other professionals, residents and their families
  • Works with the hospital volunteer coordinator to establish and maintain a volunteer program on the Skilled Nursing Unit
  • Maintains documentation as required by Director/Manager of Nursing
  • Provides routine and procedural hygienic needs to patients
  • Assist with performance of patient needs under the assistance of RN/PT to include range of motion, ambulation, transfers, ADL training for home care
  • Demonstrates competency in unit protocols for performing glucose monitoring and other competencies based on department discretion
  • Uses personal protective equipment and complies with all universal precautions, blood borne pathogens and specific isolation precautions
  • Completes patient care assignments by the end of the shift or reports status of care to the nurse
  • Make rounds on patients hourly
  • Responds to requests promptly and courteously
Qualifications for activities assistant
  • Physical stamina and ability to assist residents or lift residents where needed and in emergencies
  • Prior experience working with the older population and knowledge of Therapeutic Recreation and other activities preferred
  • Requires light physical effort on a regular basis, as in frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping or reaching and/or occasional lifting of light items
  • Musical or artistic experience preferred
  • The work schedule for this position is Sunday through Thursday
  • This is a part-time position days required are Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
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Activities Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an activities assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for activities assistant
  • Completes all core and unit specific competencies on time
  • Assists in delivering high quality health care services in a professional, compassionate, and courteous manner while respecting the dignity and individuality of each person who comes in contact with the organization by following the standards of excellence, standards of behavior, and the standards of professional appearance and conduct
  • Assist with admissions and act as a back up to the Admissions Coordinator
  • Assists in planning, scheduling and leading activities, exercises, special events and games for residents of an assisted living facility
  • Responsible for driving the Community bus to take residents to medical appointments and shopping excursions
  • Assist Community Life Director in expanding services
  • Earn and have the ability to take paid sick leave
  • Assist with the residents’ activity program as directed by the Activities Manger, including assigned programs (crafts, bingo, discussion, music group, ) May assist writing the monthly newsletter articles, purchasing approved activity supplies
  • Keep residents informed of schedule programs and help with required documentation
  • May be required to transport residents in a safe manner to activities and professional appointments within the guidelines established by the retirement community
Qualifications for activities assistant
  • Must be interested in working weekends
  • Love of animals is a plus
  • Registration as a Nurse Aide or Certified within 4 months of hire
  • Minimum one (1) year job related experience preferred in senior living communities
  • MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK TUESDAY - SATURDAY
  • A bilingual candidate is preferred
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Activities Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an activities assistant. 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 assistant
  • Support other departments as part of the team
  • Treat all residents with dignity and respect
  • Contributes to resident's wellbeing by helping residents use equipment and supplies
  • Prepares equipment and materials for planned activities and ensures the safety of residents in the activity
  • Assists or leads the participants in group activities, such as an exercise class or art project
  • Assists in planning programs for residents, which can help to provide socialization, relaxation and exercise
  • Maintains communication and collaboration with the other staff to promote highest quality care
  • Treats residents, family members, visitors, and team members with respect and dignity
  • Assists in planning, scheduling and leading activities, exercises, special events and games for residents
  • Planning hourly activities with resident
Qualifications for activities assistant
  • Memory care experience preferred
  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak English and French, preferred
  • Experience working in a long-term care facility activities program preferred
  • Must possess previous experience or demonstrated ability to meet the needs of the dependent and independent elders
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and work as a team
  • Must demonstrate good organizational skills
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Activities Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of activities assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for activities assistant
  • Tracks resident's birthdays, social history and other milestones
  • Provides transportation in house to activities and other events
  • Conduct assessment of activity needs to meet individual treatment goals and objectives
  • Facilitate and participate in activity-related projects and events
  • Keep treatment area clean, safe, and organized
  • Escort residents to scheduled day, evening and weekend activities within the ministry
  • Assist residents during activities
  • Attend and assist residents on ministry outings
  • Implement plan of care in relation to activities as appropriate to the level of living
  • Document and manage “Activity Daily Sheets” for activity participation
Qualifications for activities assistant
  • High School Diploma (some HS education required)
  • Prior experience with geriatrics, Alzheimer's and Dementia preferred
  • Previous experience in a long term care setting working with the elderly preferred
  • Willing to work part-time, Friday & Saturday full days
  • CNA LICENSURE REQUIRED
  • Must be a CNA

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