Activities Aide

US-MI-Livonia
Job ID
2017-2668
Category
Activities
Type
Part-Time
Shift
Flexible
Travel
None
Schedule
9:30 AM -5:45 PM and some 12:00 PM – 7:45 PM shifts for special events and outings. Includes every other weekend and holiday rotation.

Overview

Provide service excellence to the residents/clients and staff by assisting in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual programs, in accordance with the resident’s assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by the supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the activity programs of this facility
  • Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement so that facility activities and resident progress are evaluated, by noting, reporting, and charting resident behavior
  • Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family
  • Participate in discharge planning; development and implementation of activity care plans and resident assessments
  • Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information
  • Involve the resident/family in planning activity programs when possible
  • Involve the resident/family in planning objectives and goals for the resident
  • Refer resident/families to appropriate Social Service personnel when necessary
  • Coordinate activities with other departments as necessary
  • Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations and recommend to the Activity Director adjustments in activity programs that assure the continued ability to provide daily activities
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining an ongoing quality assurance program for the activity department
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary
  • Ensure that all charted activity notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and indicate the resident’s response to the service
  • Arrange transportation for field trips when necessary
  • Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submitting such to the Activity Director as required
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with other departments within the facility to assure that daily activities can be performed without interruption
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the facility
  • Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials and hazardous chemicals to your supervisor
  • Assist in developing volunteer activity assignments

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Prior activities experience is helpful, but not essential

 **Keywords:   Wellspring Lutheran Services, Geriatric, Senior Services, Residential, Skilled Nursing Facility, Activities, Livonia**

 

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