Activities Assistant

Activities Assistant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Activities Assistant to join our team.


  • Help to complete the activity assessment for each Resident within one week after move in. Update annually;
  • Facilitate the activity, and be aware of all residents at all times;
  • Assembles, erects, dismantles, and stores the equipment and supplies used in the recreation program and leaves areas in good condition;
  • Radiate positive energy and give residents reasons to celebrate every day;
  • Maintain a pictorial scrapbook of activities and events sponsored by the facility during the year;
  • Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements;
  • Able to work variable shifts, including two evenings and two weekend days per month;
  • Managing activities volunteers, in conjunction with the Activity Director;
  • Assist residents with the daily activities to promote resident’s highest functional level;
  • Enforce adherence to safety procedures;
  • Provide safe, “home” environment;
  • Observation and prompt attention to needs of residence;
  • Emotional Dimension- 5 days per week;
  • Communicating with nursing staff and other care providers to help residents best participate in upcoming activities;
  • Planning and facilitating daily, weekly, and monthly events to encourage socialization, relaxation, and recreation.


  • Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures;
  • Perform Essential Duties as outlined above;
  • Prior completion of a state-approved training course, or willingness to complete a state approved training course within six months of employment;
  • Prior experience with geriatrics preferred;
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in arts/crafts/music is preferred;
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action;
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation;
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department;
  • 1 year geriatric experience preferred;
  • General knowledge of regulatory requirements for an activity program in a Personal Care / ALF facility;
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with dementia residents in long-term care;
  • Certified activity coordinator by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals; or;
  • Must be a good listener, organized, and able to work independently under the direction of other activity staff;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.