Reports to: Activity Director
Job Description: As an Activity Aide, you will play a crucial role in enhancing
the quality of life for our residents by planning and facilitating engaging and
meaningful activities. Your creativity, empathy, and organizational skills will
contribute to creating a stimulating and enjoyable environment for our
Collaborate with the Activities Director and interdisciplinary team to develop
and implement a diverse range of activities that meet the physical, emotional,
social, and cognitive needs of residents.
Lead group activities such as arts and crafts, games, exercise programs, music
therapy, reminiscing sessions, and outings to ensure residents' participation
Engagement: Assess residents' interests, preferences, and abilities to create
personalized activity plans that promote their overall well-being.
Maintain accurate and detailed records of resident participation, progress, and
behavior during activities, and contribute to progress notes and care plans as
Supplies: Maintain inventory of activity supplies, ensuring they are
well-stocked, organized, and readily available for use.
Collaboration: Communicate regularly with residents, families, and the interdisciplinary
team to gather feedback, address concerns, and share updates on residents'
progress and needs.
Safety and Compliance:
Follow facility policies and procedures, maintain a safe environment during
activities, and adhere to infection control guidelines.
Offer emotional support and companionship to residents, fostering a nurturing
and caring atmosphere within the facility.
Development: Stay up-to-date with best practices and trends in recreational
therapy and gerontology through ongoing training and professional development
1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent
is required. Additional coursework or certification in recreational therapy,
gerontology, or a related field is preferred.
2. Experience: Prior experience working in a
skilled nursing facility, assisted living, or a similar healthcare setting is
3. Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication
and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with residents, families, and
staff members of diverse backgrounds.
4. Compassion and Empathy: Demonstrated ability
to connect with and understand the unique needs of older adults, including
those with physical and cognitive limitations.
5. Creativity and Flexibility: Strong creative
and problem-solving skills to design engaging activities and adapt them to
individual residents' abilities and interests.
6. Organizational Skills: Ability to multitask,
prioritize, and manage time effectively to meet deadlines and ensure a smooth
flow of activities.
7. Physical Stamina: Capable of standing,
walking, and participating in physical activities for extended periods, as well
as assisting residents with mobility.
8. Computer Skills: Basic proficiency in using
computers and software for documentation, communication, and activity planning