Resident Activity Assistant organizes and participates in person-specific activity programming, including one to one interventions, small region facilitation and large region presentations. Capable of documenting individual participation and value of approaches in medical record.
Essential Functions: (Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation).
Assists the Resident Activity Director as needed.
Utilizes the environment to provide both comfort and stimulation to the resident population.
Fosters a sense of community within the SAU/center environment.
Leads and participates in individual and group activities.
Utilizes a variety of models to achieve individualized programming, such a pet therapy, music therapy, art therapy, etc.
Assists with decorating the facility/SAU and preparing for special events and seasonal parties.
Develops and posts monthly calendar as a planning resource for SAU residents and families.
Participates in recreational programs for SAU residents confined to their rooms.
Promotes volunteer efforts in the community.
Maintains records of activities and attendance.
Demonstrated willingness to learn new modalities and approaches.
Builds rapport easily.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Able to work with residents/families facing end of life issues.
Must have good and regular attendance.
Approximate percent of time required to travel:
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelors in Recreational Therapy or Occupational Therapy or Bachelor's degree in relevant human service field, 20 hrs CEU's within 1 year of hire or state specific training to be initiated at first offering
OR Certification as Occupational Therapy Assistant or Associate degree in human service field, 20 hrs CEU's within 1 year of hire
OR NCCAP Certified as Activity Assistant Certified, High School Diploma or GED AND minimum of 6 college credits (as required by NCCAP) or State-specific certification as an Activity Assistant.
For high school/GED educated applicants, college courses must include one English course in composition, report or technical writing, and one course in areas of Art/Recreation Programming, Sciences, or Management with a passing grade.
Certified Recreation Therapist, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Activity Assistant Certified (NCCAP or state-specific) preferred