Activities Assistant – Blue Mountain Care Center | Part-Time

Shae

JOB SUMMARY:

This Activities Assistant assists in providing for an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident. The Activity Assistant carries out a program of activities, which will provide entertainment, intercommunication, exercise, relaxation, opportunity to express creative talent, and fulfill basic psychological, social, and spiritual needs for residents; in conjunction with the Activities Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Involves the resident/family in the planning of activities as much as possible.
  • Documents activities offered for residents.
  • Documents the activities the resident attends and/or participates in.
  • Charts resident’s progress or changes.
  • Is an active part of the Care Plan Team.
  • Attends care conference in the absence of or at the request of the Director of Activities.
  • Plans activities for the group as well as for individual residents.
  • Creative and thinks of new activity ideas, keeping in mind the likes and dislikes of each resident.
  • Provides variety and enthusiasm in the activities.
  • Makes use of community resources when available and needed.
  • Maintains good public relations with the community and families.
  • Encourage hobbies and crafts and provide materials in keeping with the resident’s status and department budget.
  • Transports residents to and from doctor/dentist appointments as per facility policy.
  • Follows care plans, encourages residents to participate in as many activities as they are able.
  • Assists with feeding residents at all meals while present in the building.
  • Assists with cooking at BBQ’s, special dinners and or other time deemed necessary.
  • Notifies charge nurse of any person leaving on outings, any changes in resident condition and any occurrences that may happen during activities or on outings.
  • Encourage residents to participate in religious services of their choice, help make arrangements for 1:1 pastoral services if desired.
  • Assists the Director of Activities in planning parties, providing games, and encouraging residents to assist in the planning process; such as making table decorations, wrapping gifts, trimming room or area, and other similar activities.
  • Follows activities schedule.
  • Assures that the activity scheduled is completed.
  • Provides 1:1’s with residents who do not do well in a group setting.
  • Provides person appropriate and individualized activities for all depending on cognitive level.
  • Assures each resident gets to participate in equal activities regardless of care needs or cognitive level.
  • Assists Nursing/CNA staff with getting residents ready for activities and when returning from activities.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Director of Activities and/or Director of Nursing Services.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Completes annual education requirements.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements, including all federal, state, local regulations and accrediting organization standards.
  • Maintains and ensures resident confidentiality at all times.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Wears identification while on duty.
  • Attends annual review.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Attends committee and meetings, as appropriate.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent

CERTIFICAION/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

SUPERVISED BY:

  • Director of Activities
  • Resident Care Manager
  • Director of Nursing