Resident Activity Assistant organizes and participates in person-specific activity programming, including one to one interventions, small group facilitation and large group presentations. Capable of documenting individual participation and value of approaches in medical record.
High School Diploma or Equivalent State-specific certification as an Activity Assistant Preferred
Certified Recreation Therapist, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Activity Assistant Certified (NCCAP or state-specific) or State Tested Nursing Assistant preferred
Prefer minimum of 500 hours of experience in activity programming in any setting prior to hire preferred.High School or Equivalent.Acceptable areas of in-service education. Essential Functions: Assists the resident activity director as needed.Utilizes the environment to provide both comfort and stimulation to the resident population.Fosters a sense of community within the center environment.Leads and participates in individual and group activities.Utilizes a variety of models to achieve individualized programming, such a pet therapy, music therapy, art therapy, etc.Assists with decorating the facility and preparing for special events and seasonal parties.Develops and posts monthly calendar as a planning resource for residents and families.Participates in recreational programs for residents confined to their rooms.Promotes volunteer efforts in the community.Maintains records of activities and attendance.Stores activity equipment and supplies and cleans area after conclusion of the activity.Utilizes the biopsychosocial model to support resident well-being.Provides or arranges for comfort/support to residents and families when needed.Performs other tasks as assigned.
Demonstrated willingness to learn new modalities and approaches. Good listener.Builds rapport easily.Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines.Good communication skills, both verbal and written.Ability to maintain confidentiality.Able to work with residents/families facing end of life issues.
Disclaimer: This description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work for this position. It is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities that may be periodically assigned.