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Activities Assistant

Company: Thrivesl
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Activities Assistant Job Description



It is preferred that the Activities Assistant has a high school diploma or GED equivalency.


It is preferred the Activities Assistant has at least one year of experience in a social or recreation program within the last five years.


Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully to develop alternative solutions.

Customer Service: Manages challenging or emotional residents, family members, and employee situations. Able to respond promptly to request for service and assistance, while soliciting feedback and maintaining confidentiality.

Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens carefully and gets clarification. Responds well to questions.

Team Work: Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibiting objectivity and openness to others' views. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Able to use problem solving skills while maintaining balanced emotions.

Planning and Time Utilization: Consistently plans/coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency without sacrificing quality, accuracy and customer service. Meets deadlines in completing job and special projects.


The duties of the Activities Assistant include assisting the Director of Excitement in developing and implementing a program that improves the overall quality of life of the residents. The Activity Assistant will aid in developing programs in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by your supervisor, to assure that a successful Recreation/Activity Program is maintained at all times.



The following job functions have been determined to be essential to the position. Management reserves the right to modify this list and other functions as deemed necessary.

  • Assist with developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing activity programs of the community, assuming responsibility and accountability.
  • Assist with planning a weekly community newsletter.
  • Organize, implement and supervise activities according to the interest expressed by residents.
  • Work effectively with other members of the department.
  • Visit residents to determine their preferences for programs.
  • Encourage resident assistance with and participation in scheduled activities.
  • Establish and maintain community involvement and create a homelike atmosphere for residents.
  • Assist with the transportation of residents to appointments and other outside activities.
  • Follow written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Activities Department.
  • Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies.
  • Facilitate the coordination of the Activities Department services and other departments to maintain quality care for residents and offer equal opportunities for employees.
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions and other information relating to residents, employees, and Community.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with Community policies and procedures.
  • Comply with established universal precautions and isolation procedures.
  • Notify supervisor of pending absence or tardiness within the time frame described in the personnel handbook.
  • Establish and encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth, and interest in resident activity preferences and needs.
  • Follow established smoking regulations and report violations.
  • Assist in assuring all necessary forms are completed on time.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Excitement.
  • Maintain a reference library of activity materials to assist the Director of Excitement in meeting residents' needs, complying with state and federal regulations and with mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


In addition to the essential job functions described above, the following job functions are important to the proper fulfillment of the duties of the Activities Assistant.

  • Make routine rounds of community residents.
  • Assist with correspondence.
  • File records according to policy.
  • Assist with reporting and resolving complaints and grievances from residents, families, visitors, and employees regarding the Community activities.
  • Prepare the preparation of food/beverages for resident events as appropriate.
  • Prepare and exhibit bulletin board.
  • Complete forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc. that are not considered essential functions.
  • Inventory, identify and monitor equipment, supplies, etc.


The following is a list of the principal equipment, materials, machines, tools, etc., used by the employee.

Reports and forms

Public address system

Printer, copy/fax machine

DVD player


Game consoles

Reference books and materials

Audio radio equipment

Charts, forms, assessment records

Computer, telephone

Van, automobile or another transporting vehicle

Miscellaneous activities, art supplies, office supplies and equipment


Frequent body movements include, lifting, moving, transferring, bending (static forwards bending), stooping/ squatting and reaching. Able to do heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying of objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted with twisting and turning of trunk. Ability to stand and walk prolonged periods of time.


Because the essential functions of the job may require general involvement in a healthcare facility, including but not limited to exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving Risk Classification Categories 2 and 3, environmental and safety conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position, a person will have the ability to work in this type of environment without posing a direct threat to self or others.

Keywords: Thrivesl, Fort Myers , Activities Assistant, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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