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Activity Assistant – Assisted Living

Activity Assistant – Assisted Living

Purpose of the Position

To help plan and provide varied and resident-centered programming that meets a variety of interests and individual needs as well as adapting the social, environmental, and personal care for a full and purposeful life in the resident’s home. The Activity staff is responsible for working with the neighborhood team to complete the daily neighborhood routine.

Essential Functions

  • The activity caregiver will specialize in coordinating with the Activity Lead, residents, and employees to carry out the activity programming for the neighborhood. The activity caregiver will also seek to teach others how to engage residents in spontaneous activity so the neighborhood is full of life.
  • May provide personal care assistance including grooming and other assistance as needed. Knows the content and follows each resident’s service plan.
  • Develops effective relationships with residents and learns resident preferences and individualizes services for each resident.
  • Communicates and electronically documents activity program participation in an effective and timely manner. Passes information on to co-workers to provide continuity of services. Collaborates with other staff to ensure that activities are provided at various times.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and attractive appearance of the neighborhood working in conjunction with the household staff.
  • Works effectively as part of the neighborhood team accepting responsibility of work-related tasks and sharing the workload with other team members.
  • Effectively communicates with supervisor and other departments.
  • Accommodates residents’ needs by responding appropriately to residents’ verbal/nonverbal expressions of needs.
  • Safeguard resident property.
  • Provides residents with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their Service Plan, involves residents in self-care activities. Promotes independence and wellness.
  • Assures resident rights are respected and protected.
  • Responds appropriately and timely to resident requests for help and maintains positive relationships with resident’s friends and family members. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth and personal interest, as well as a calm environment.
  • Treats residents with unconditional positive regard; focuses on resident’s strengths; attempts to support or minimize weaknesses; looks at underlying causes of behavior.
  • Follows general safety, first aid, emergency response, and infection control procedures.
  • Meets requirements for in-service training and meeting attendance per campus policy and state and federal requirements. This includes maintaining required licenses and/or certifications.
  • Scheduled hours may vary based on program needs.
  • Will share the responsibility of resident shopping. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of a resident-centered model of service delivery within the neighborhood.
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of Friendship Haven.
  • Abide by Friendship Haven Standards of Personal Performance and Code of Ethics.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in writing and communicating with other team members.
  • Accountability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service and public relations. Ability to be tactful in resolving customer service concerns and situations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Level of education to communicate effectively. Must be willing to complete cross-training to complete versatile assigned work tasks. Required to complete safe food handling and sanitation.
  • Experience: Working in aging-related environments, public service, housekeeping, or dining environments preferred.
  • CPR Certification, or the ability to become certified.

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Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time

Education Level : Not Applicable

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : General

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