Activities Aide (LV)

US-PA-New Holland
Category
Activities
Type
Part-Time

Overview

Plan and implement programs of individual and group activities based on residents' choice and needs.

 

Hours

9:00am-5:00pm every Saturday 

Responsibilities

  • Assist as needed with the activity component of the resident assessment.
  • Identify and document in the resident's care plan the activity interests, needs and concerns of the resident, as directed by the Activity Coordinator.
  • Assist as needed with the reviewing and updating of care plans, as directed by the Activities Coordinator.
  • Participate as needed as an active member of the interdisciplinary team. Will attend care plan meetings when directed by the Activities Coordinator.
  • Assist with household circles as required by the Activities Coordinator.
  • Plan and implement evening and weekend functions as necessary.
  • Supervise and direct volunteers involved in assisting with activity programs.
  • Schedule and implement room visits and in-room activities for residents unable to leave their rooms.
  • Complete one-to-one documentation.
  • Schedule and implement indoor and outdoor activity programs. Assist Director of Therapeutic Recreation in trips and outings.
  • Maintain an activity attendance record for each resident.
  • Able to provide Resident Assistant functions as needed.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of materials to implement activity programs.
  • Observe infection control procedures related to the Activity Program.
  • Be responsible for the safety of residents under his/her care or supervision.
  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, residents' representatives, facility staff, physicians, consultants and ancillary service providers.

Qualifications

 

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and printed instructions.
  • Must be available for every other weekend, every other holiday, and evening work when necessary.
  • Must have strong writing and documentation skills.
  • Must be able to use a computer.
  • Must have language skills essential for leading groups.
  • Creativity, resourcefulness and imagination.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerfulness and enthusiasm.
  • Must be able to get along with all staff.
  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must be efficient and organized with a good sense of responsibility.
  • Must be willing to assist in the households as needed.

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