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Activities Associate

Job number:

22-56

Category:

Activities

Department:

Activities

Status:

Full-Time

Schedule:

Days Tues-Sat

Description:

JOB SUMMARY

The Activity Associate is responsible to promote activities suited to the physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs of the individual residents. Follows the guidelines set down by the Regulatory agencies. Provide the opportunity for residents to engage in normal pursuits as well as promoting a successful and well-balanced leisure lifestyle. Works with all disciplines to assist the resident in reaching their highest level of independence. Plans and perform leisure activities for recreation and therapeutic purposes, designed to enhance the quality of life of each resident, as well as maintain an open working relationship with the resident’s family.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Provides purposeful, occupational, recreational, and diversionary activities suited to the needs, abilities and interests of the residents following the PIES program and providing optimum activity programs (days, evenings, and special events)
  2. Promotes patient rights by providing Resident Counsel meetings and following through with any grievances expressed by reporting to the appropriate department and back to the individual filing the grievance.
  3. Assists volunteer opportunities within the community by using volunteers, social agencies, service organizations and publicity.
  4. Plans and performs activities, programs, and services provided for the residents:
    1. Resident transportation to and from activities.
    2. Monitors adequate lighting, and comfort measures.
    3. Makes sure adequate personnel for the number of residents involved.
    4. Residents are supervised during the entire activity by someone from the department.
    5. Cleans area in preparation for next activity. Cleans and maintains work areas in an orderly fashion.
  5. Documents on all resident charts in the time frame designated by regulation and the facility policies.
  6. Reviews and requests updates to departmental policies and procedures.
  7. Maintains department compliance with District policies and procedures as well as State and Federal regulations.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and complete work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Must have ability to relate positively, effectively and appropriately with facility staff, residents, family members, volunteers and the general public. High school graduate or equivalent.
  • State certified activities training program (can be obtained within one year of employment after hire). Two to four years previous experience in a long-term care facility preferred.
  • Sense of responsibility, moral integrity, and common sense.
  • Sincere desire to work with the aged population.
  • Patience and compassion are essential.
  • Have a current driver’s license, CPR card, and Food Handlers card.
  • Must be able to speak effectively before groups of residents, staff and work with volunteers.
  • Must have basic computer skills (Microsoft office)
  • Be able to speak, read, write, follow oral/written instructions in English.

Closing:

Open until filled

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