Position Summary:

The Activities Assistant supports the Recreation department in the delivery and implementation of recreation and leisure programs for our residents.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Organizes and leads recreation and leisure programs that are suitable and enjoyable to the resident needs as identified by the Supervisor.
  • Assists with planning and facilitating/attending outings and special events.
  • Sets up for programs/special events.
  • Seasonal set up/removal and inventory of site decorations.
  • Supports Recreation Department to ensure financial aspects of Recreation activities/events are accurately monitored, collected, etc.
  • Display a positive and professional demeanor in representing the recreation department for the building.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Prior experience in recreation/activities coordination working with seniors in a similar setting is required.
  • Current CPR and First AID Certification.
  • Demonstrates emotional intelligence (use of perception and understanding of the resident and families ‘emotions as well as one’s emotions to manage situations towards the goal of effective resident care).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work and multi-task.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning.
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures.
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • Must be flexible with schedule with ability and interest to work evenings and weekends.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in activity rooms and other common areas
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors to lead activities
  • Walks, sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves continually during working hours
  • Ability to lift over 50 pounds, push wheel chairs, transport and support residents
  • Interacts with residents, family members, staff, visitors, government agencies/personnel
  • May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.
  • Travel for outings may be required
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Some evenings and weekends required.
  • Additional hours and/or overtime as required.