Activity Aide

Company Details

West Suburban Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Summary

The Activity Aide assists the Activity Director in carrying out a planned activity program for residents. Maintains records, transports residents to and from activities. Performs varied clerical and department maintenance functions. The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.

  • CNA preferred but not required.

Job Responsibilities

Aides assist the recreational activities leader or activities director, helping patients or participants use equipment and supplies. Activities may include arts and crafts, outdoor activities, sports, music or drama.

Prepares equipment and ensures the safety of patients or participants in the activity.

Assist in leading the participants in group activities, such as an exercise class or art project.

Proper record keeping of equipment and its use.

Assist in planning programs for residents, which can help to provide socialization, relaxation and exercise.

Education/Experience:

  • Must possess a high school diploma
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and/or holidays

Additional Skills

Activity aides should be energetic and personable to work with residents or participants. The aide should have the ability to motivate others to participate in activities. The worker should also be sensitive to the needs of each individual patient or participant.

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