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Activities Assistant

Location: Soledad
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY Position is responsible for assisting the Activity Director in implementing the care plan and carrying out the activities for patients/residents. PURPOSE OF POSITION Assist in scheduling, organizing and facilitating activities to meet the residents' creative, social, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Adapts activities to suit resident and incorporate them into overall resident care routines and objectives JOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. Assist the Activity Director in leading individual and group activities as assigned.2. Assist the Activity Director in completing, planning and organizing activities for independent residents and nursing home residents. 3. Assist in completing Activity assessments and the appropriate documentation of the Activity program to meet state and federal guidelines 4. Set-up for activities including the purchase and organization of required supplies for each Activity. 5. Assist in coordinating resident family visits.6. Assist in maintaining cleanliness of the Activity Room and other areas where Activities might be held. 7. Prep and independently lead discussion, crafts, social groups and active group games 8. Complete required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements. 9. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the unit. 10. Function the absence of the Activity Director 11. Assist with other duties as assigned by Activity Director, Director of Nursing and or the Administrator. QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS• Ability to understand and follow written or verbal instructions.• Creativity necessary to manage recreational and craft activities • Leadership ability to plan, organize and conduct Activity program • Ability to generate enthusiasm for the Activity Program • Must have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with personnel, Residents, families, and visitors. • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • High School Diploma or equivalent. • Successful completion of the Activity Coordinator Course preferred. • Must be flexible to work varied schedule based on special events, emergencies, programs and trips. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Ability to stand, bend, climb, use hands for grasping, fine manipulating, medium dexterity, pushing and pulling and lifting 50 pounds. Involves sitting, walking and standing for moderate periods of time. Occasional exposure to blood and body fluids.

Keywords: EDEN VALLEY CARE CENTER, Salinas , Activities Assistant, Other , Soledad, California

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