Activities Assistant

US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID
2017-5635
Category
Clinical Services

Overview

Under the direct supervision of the Center Manager or Activities Supervisor, the Activities Assistant is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of an activity program which meets the needs and interests of each participant. The activity program shall assist the participant to resume self-care and normal activities to prevent further mental or physical deterioration. The activity program shall also provide a planned schedule of social and other purposeful independent or group activities. Opportunities shall be provided for involvement, both individual and group, in the planning and implementation of the activity programs.

Responsibilities

  1. Provide feedback to the Activities Coordinator, Activities Supervisor or Center Manager regarding participant satisfaction, interests, involvement, planning and completion of activities. 
  2. Share ideas, offer input and provide assistance with the carry through of individual and group activities, design and display of center decorations and activity calendars while remaining within scope of practice.
  3. Assist with the coordination of the center’s transportation services and staff assistance to provide activities in the community (i.e. outings) as indicated by participant’s needs and interests.
  4. Assist with the maintenance of activity equipment and supplies.
  5. Perform all other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  1. Two years’ experience in a social or recreational program providing and coordinating services for a frail or elderly population within the last 5 years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting preferred.
  2. Must maintain current CPR/First Aid Training.

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