Activity Assistant

4-20 hours weekly are available. The position would work as a part of the activity team in the Garden View, Edgewood’s dementia unit.

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND JOB FUNCTION

Assists the Activity Director in developing and implementing various programs designed to meet the individual needs of the residents.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Visit with individual residents as assigned by the Program Director.

2. Inform, invite, and encourage residents to attend activity programs, assist with transportation of residents to and from activity and accompany residents on trips out of the facility under the guidance of the Program Director.

3. Record attendance at activities and note any changes in daily participation calendar.

4. Assist with setting up activities, and maintain and distribute equipment and supplies for groups.

5. Deliver mail, assist residents with opening their mail, if needed, and read mail for residents as requested.

6. Assist with decorating the facility according to seasonal and special occasion themes.

7. Change reality boards when needed.

8. Assists the Program Director with preparing the calendar and daily schedule of events.

9. Assists with resident assessments, accurate documentation of resident’s progress notes and responses to programs, under the direction of the Garden View Program Director.

10. Performs other work duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Garden View Program Director.

11. Attends all in-service training and education sessions as assigned.

12. Abides by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) at all times.

13. Applies Hearthstone teachings and philosophy to all aspects of the position.

14. Practices and exhibits Edgewood’s Standards of Performance and Values at all times.

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