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
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely
manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully to develop
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
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
- Encourage resident assistance with and participation in
- 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
- 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
- Perform assigned tasks in accordance with Community policies
- Comply with established universal precautions and isolation
- 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
- Assist in assuring all necessary forms are completed on
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of
- 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
- Prepare the preparation of food/beverages for resident events
- 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.
EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, MACHINES AND/OR TOOLS USED
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
Reference books and materials
Audio radio equipment
Charts, forms, assessment records
Van, automobile or another transporting vehicle
Miscellaneous activities, art supplies, office supplies and
PHYSICAL STRENGTH REQUIRED
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.