Activity Aide/Driver - Vincentian Schenley Gardens (North Oakland)


Part Time (32 hours/week)


The primary purpose of this position is to 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.

It is the duty of all employees to promote and support a resident centered care environment that ensures the treatment of all residents, family members, visitors, fellow employees and customers with kindness, respect, and dignity.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

1.      Commits to the Vincentian Collaborative System (VCS) mission to nurture and sustain a ministry of compassionate care that preserves the human dignity of persons within a diverse and changing society.

2.      Upholds and promotes the VCS values of spirituality, compassion, quality, dignity, collaboration, advocacy and stewardship.

3.      Promotes and supports a resident centered care environment that ensures the treatment of all residents, family members, visitors, fellow employees and customers with kindness, respect, and dignity.

4.      Adheres to all facility and department work rules, policies and procedures.

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

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

7.      Drives the residents to appointments, shopping and events.

8.      Provides wheelchair transportation when needed using the Vincentian wheelchair bus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15.  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.

16.  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.

17.  Recommends ordering of supplies.

18.  Provides individualized sensory stimulation, music and social programs for residents.

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

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

21.  Performs all other duties assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:


1.      Mission – the individual is committed to the Mission and Values of the Vincentian System. (Mission)

2.      Analytical – the individual is able to prioritize work through analysis and understanding of diverse information. (Judgment)

3.      Technological Skills- the individual has proficiency in Microsoft Office, computer literacy, computer keyboarding skills and knowledge of basic office equipment. (Job Knowledge)

4.      Professional –the individual exhibits a professional manner, is dependable and relates well to others including management, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. (Professionalism)

5.      Confidentiality – the individual acts appropriately and responds effectively to all sensitive and confidential situations, inquiries or complaints. (Corporate Compliance/Confidentiality)

6.      Integrity – the individual possesses high ethical standards when dealing with others including management, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. (Work Ethic)

7.      Ethical – the individual complies with the Code of Ethical Conduct and the Corporate Compliance Plan and demonstrates this to others at all times. (Corporate Compliance/Confidentiality)

8.      Problem Solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner by gathering and analyzing information skillfully. (Problem Solving and Decision Making)

9.      Communication Skills – the individual writes and speaks clearly in completing assignments within the scope of their job responsibilities. (Communication)

10.  Interpersonal Skills - the individual is able to effectively work with others in a team-oriented environment and effectively interact with fellow employees in both favorable and unfavorable circumstances. (Interpersonal Skills)

11.  Planning/Organizing – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans. (Initiative)   

12.  Adaptability – the individual is easily adaptable in the work environment and is able to deal with change, delays or unexpected events. (Productivity/Efficiency)

13.  Compliance – the individual complies with federal, state and local laws and regulations to which the facilities are held responsible. (Corporate Compliance/Confidentiality)

14.  Quality Management – the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. (Quality)

15.  Safety and Security – the individual actively promotes and personally observes and complies with all safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly. (Safety)



1.      High School graduate or equivalent required.

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


Work Environment:            


Employees of a long term care facility work in a resident care environment that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Employees can be expected to be exposed to unpleasant odors and may encounter physically or verbally aggressive residents.

Working conditions include normal indoor temperatures.  There may also be times when employees perform duties outdoors.  Depending on the season, outdoor temperatures will vary.

Employees may come into contact with residents who have infectious diseases or to resident bodily fluids or blood.  In addition, employees may come into contact with hazardous materials and facility equipment.

Vincentian is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Selected candidates may need to successfully complete pre-hire testing including, a drug test, physical exam, TB test and background check.

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