Activity Assistant Job Description

Activity Assistant Job Description

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Activity assistant provides activity therapy services to offenders in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Missouri Department of Corrections and Corizon and consistent with recognized standards of activity therapy.

Activity Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective activity assistant job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included activity assistant job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

This position is responsible for providing activities that meet residents’ needs
Assist in developing plans for programming that meet residents' needs
Evaluate effectiveness of programming
Lead or assist with conducting programming
Encourage community involvement in location and work with volunteers
Keep activity area free of hazards
Keep potentially harmful substances in locked storage and discards properly
Follow appropriate and adequate safety measures while on outings
Assure residents are supervised at all times while in planned groups/outings
Assist in tasks related to resident as necessary

Activity Assistant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Activity Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, NCCAP, CNA, CPI, II, CAE, CTRS, BLS

Education for Activity Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the activity assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Aging, Recreation Therapy, Education, Health, Therapy, Associates, English, Physical Education, Psychology, Occupational Therapy

Skills for Activity Assistant

Desired skills for activity assistant include:

Recreational activities
Aging and disability issues
Alzheimer’s and related dementias
How to adapt life skills to the cognitive and functional ability of each resident
Guidelines and ensures that Programs/Activity schedules are followed as outlined by supervisor
Procedures
Programs/Activity department practices
Safety regulations
Variety of activities

Desired experience for activity assistant includes:

Ability to motivate, encourage residents
Shows an ability to relate to and perform job functions for the elderly in a positive and efficient manner
Properly store food items with labels and dates placed on all items and containers
Properly clean/sanitize supplies/equipment according to set schedule
Follow proper guidelines/policies regarding pets/animals
Provides residents with opportunities and choice consistent with care plans

Activity Assistant Examples

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Activity Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of activity 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 activity assistant
  • Encourage community involvement in location and work with volunteers.Follow appropriate and adequate safety measures while on outings
  • Assure residents are supervised at all times while in planned groups/outings, Assist in tasks related to resident as necessary
  • Provides residents with opportunities and choice consistent with
  • Assist in developing, leading or assisting and evaluating the effectiveness of programs to meet residents' needs
  • Keep activity area free of hazards, and keeping harmful substances in locked storage and discards properly
  • Self motivating, will train for competency and understanding of dementia, diet restrictions, policy and procedure
  • Provides activities that meet residents’ needs
  • Encourages community involvement in location and work with volunteers
  • Assures residents are supervised at all times while in planned groups/outings
  • Assists in tasks related to resident as necessary
Qualifications for activity assistant
  • Must possess high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel and possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions
  • Communicates any changes in the residents condition or behavior pattern to Activity Director
  • Completion and passing score must be done within an allotted amount of time in order to be an Activity Assistant
  • Required to complete training upon hired, in working with residents with dementia
  • Associates/Bachelors Degree in Field/Related Field preferred
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Activity Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an activity assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for activity assistant
  • Properly clean/sanitize supplies/equipment
  • All employees are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19, in conjunction with company policy
  • Or equivalent form of a two-year college or technical school
  • Or 6 months to one year related experience and/or training
Qualifications for activity assistant
  • Must be qualified by experience and training to develop programs appropriate for elders and disabled individuals
  • Training in working with residents with dementia
  • Weekend work is required
  • High School Degree and 1 to 3 years experience in a working with the elderly
  • Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner
  • Must have a valid MA Driver’s License

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