Job: Activity Aide


Title Activity Aide
Location Abundant Life Manor East
Job Information

Position Title: Activity Aide

Summary: Assist Life Enrichment Coordinator with resident activities to provide life-enriching events for residents and staff.

Supervisor: Community Development Coordinator (CDC)

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Assist CDC with planning and implementing activities in the following categories: physical (exercise), social, recreational, intellectual/educational, creative, entertainment, religious, service/volunteering and special requests of the residents
  2. Facilitate socialization among residents.
  3. Invite and remind residents to participate in planned activities.
  4. Promote activities in a way that piques residents’ interest.
  5. Conduct activities outside the facility.
  6. Conduct/lead group activities.
  7. Plan & organize ongoing & new activities.
  8. Assist CDC with the implementation and decoration of the facility for special events, seasons and holidays.
  9. Transport residents for 1:1 activity, outings, regularly scheduled group trips and doctors appointments.
  10. Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor to ensure smooth operation of the program and to meet residents’ needs.
  11. Chart all 1:1 activities and group logs & ensure they get turned into the CDC in a timely manner.
  12. Provide appropriate beverage & food options at meal times, snacks & on outings.
  13. Distribute cigarettes appropriately and on time.

Working Behaviors

  1. Adhere to and carry out all policies and procedures.
  2. Report any on-the-job injuries to the supervisor before the end of the work shift on the day the injury occurs.
  3. Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with coworkers, residents, families and visitors.
  4. Maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, facility operations and personnel.
  5. Promote Abundant Life Manor in a positive way.
    1. Promote teamwork in providing services to residents.

    Knowledge

    1. Fire and safety procedures

    Working Conditions

    1. Heated/Air-conditioned, well-lit facility with minimal barriers.
    2. Some weekend, evening & holiday work as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. Experience in activity planning with older adults preferred.
    2. Experience and interest in working with older adults.
    3. Experience in volunteering.
    4. Evidence of creativity.
    5. Demonstrated organizational skills.
    6. Mature, pleasant, friendly and cheerful personality.
    7. Proof of car insurance. It is recommended that you carry at least $300,000.00 worth of liability insurance.

    Standards

    1. Residents always come first, and their needs will be met unless there is a conflict with the needs of others or the organization as a whole.
    2. Employees will not work under the influence of mood-altering or illegal drugs or alcohol.
    3. Neat appearance, adherence to the dress code and good personal hygiene are expected.
    4. A 3 week notice of intent to terminate employment is recommended for this position.
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