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The Activities Assistant is responsible for assisting with the overall planning and implementation of a varied activity program designed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Health Center residents. Leads activities as assigned.

The duties and responsibilities of the position are to be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the mission, values and operating principals of Vista Grande Villa.

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Health Center Activities Coordinator
Essential Job Duties:

1. Assists with planning, coordinating activities: reality orientation, current events, discussion groups, sensory stimulation, cultural activities, religious services, special entertainment, outside trips, special events, and one-to-one visits, as indicated.

2. Assists with preparing and distributing the monthly calendar and newsletter.

3. Assists with purchasing supplies for activities as needed.

4. Distributes mail daily to residents.

5. Performs and directs the movement of residents to and from recreational areas.

6. Announces scheduled activities over the intercom at least fifteen minutes prior to the activity.

7. Directs volunteer activities, enlists their support and coordinates their efforts; provides training and supervision of volunteers.

8. Maintains accurate documentation of resident's activity attendance.

9. May plan and coordinates activities in the absence of the Activity Coordinator.

10. Must be committed to providing excellent customer service and to Vista Grande Villa Standards of Performance.

Other Duties:

1. Attends in-service training and education sessions, as assigned.

2. Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

High School degree required. One year experience in a social or recreational program in a licensed health care setting preferred. Background in music, art, drama, and dance therapy preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting for approximately 60% of work day. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Must be able to push residents weighing up to 250 lbs. in gerichairs and/or wheelchairs. Must be able to read and speak English, hear, and be able to sit and walk intermittently throughout the day. May be exposed to communicable diseases, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses, industrial and household chemicals, offensive odors and combative behavior.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Confidentiality:

May be exposed to confidential information disclosure of which would be contrary to the best interest of the facility or professional ethics. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of resident protected health information according to HIPAA guidelines.

Disclaimer:

I have read my Job Description. I understand the information contained in the Job Description. I further understand that this Job Description is not intended and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, efforts or PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORKING CONDITIONS associated with my job. I may be required to perform additional tasks necessary to meet standards of quality and care.

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