Activities Aide - Vincentian Home (North Hills)
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The Activities Aide position is to help assist in planning, organizing and developing the operation of the Activity Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, regulations and the facilities established policies and procedures. The Activity Aide is responsible for providing the residents with a variety of quality programs, one-to-one visits and sensory/environmental stimulation to enhance the quality of each resident’s life at the facility.

Status: Full time 

9:30am - 6:00pm,  This position works every other weekend and some holidays.


Responsibilities:

1.      Plans, schedules, organizes and implements programs of individual and group activities.

2.      Completes the activities component of the resident assessment.

3.      Identifies and documents in the resident’s care plan the activity interests, needs and related problems of the resident.

4.      Documents all interactions with resident and/or family in the assessment and care plan as required by state standards.

5.      Transports/assists residents to and from activities as necessary.

6.      Observes and reports pertinent information related to resident care to supervisor.

7.      Maintains neatness of activity areas including proper storage and infection control of activity supplies.

8.      Documents necessary information reflecting resident plan of care for activities and assures compliance with regulatory standards. Maintains activity attendance records for each resident.

9.      Communicates effectively with residents, family members, volunteers, and other members of the health care team.

10.   Attends required educational programs and department meetings.

11.   Assists in the orientation of new personnel and volunteers as assigned.

12.   Maintains resident medical and social history confidentiality at all times.

13.   Assists in preparing and distributing activity calendars by the first of each month.

14.   Plans, organizes and implements a variety of expressive and creative activities based on the needs, interests, preferences and abilities of the residents including holiday celebrations and special events.

15.   Assists in the implementation of programs that enhance a sense of well-being; provides education, creativity, provides activity programs to meet the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, spiritual and recreational needs; promotes rehabilitation, independence, self-image and quality of life for residents.

16.   Recommends ordering of supplies.

17.   Observes resident’s physical and psychological needs, attitudes, reactions, etc.; reports unusual observations to supervisor.

18.   Anticipates and takes action to maintain a safe environment. Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practices.


Education/Experience: 

1.      High School graduate or equivalent required.

2.      Previous training or experience in activities or recreational therapy preferred.


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