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Activities Assistant - Nursing Home

JOB SUMMARY: Assists the Activity Director in planning, coordinating and providing an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interest, and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.

● Advocate daily on behalf of all residents to ensure that their rights are maintained
● Report abuse, neglect or exploitation per state reporting guidelines
● Maintain professional boundaries with facility residents and maintain a positive and professional rapport with facility interdisciplinary team, volunteers, and community
● Consistently abide by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals Code of Ethics and strive to represent Caraday Healthcare by exhibiting professionalism and quality work
● Complete Activity Evaluations with newly admitted residents within 14 days
● Complete MDS Section F upon admission, upon change of condition and annually with all residents
● Utilize the information obtained from residents Activity Evaluations and MDS Section Fresponses to create individualized comprehensive activity care plans for each resident
● Document the resident's abilities and needs based on resident evaluation and record each resident's participation in activities (e.g. group activity involvement, self-initiated activities, one on one activities, etc.)
● Maintain quarterly documentation of each resident
● Assist facility residents in forming/scheduling and conducting Resident Council Meetings and assist resident's family members in forming/scheduling and conducting Family Council Meetings and utilize the Complaint/Grievance reports to follow up on issues presented at these meetings
● Use tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations
● Promote positive public relations with patients, residents, family members, and guests
● Use appropriate workplace behavior and adhere to dress code all times
● Understand and adhere to the guidelines of “Residents Rights” and assure resident safety


● Good interpersonal skills in working with all kinds of people on a daily basis
● Ability to understand, remember and carry out verbal and written instructions in English
● Ability to speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate effectively
● Ability to physically participate in and conduct the programs on the Activity Calendar
● Ability to work with physically disabled and chronically ill individuals of all ages
● Ability to remain tactful, pleasant and friendly when working with residents, guests, coworkers and the community
● Ability to identify signs/symptoms of a change of condition in the residents such as fatigue, irritability, level of alertness
● Ability to complete resident evaluations, assessments and documentation in a timely manner
● Ability to work flexible hours