Activity Aide in Lyons

Wayne County Nursing Home Posted: 08/20/2020

Lyons, NY 14489

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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for performing tasks involved in the process of conducting a program of diversified, recreational and social activities with residents in a nursing home. Responsibility may also include routine housekeeping and helper tasks related to the activities program. The work is performed under direct supervision of the Residential Service Director. Works directly with Care Plan Team. Incumbents receive on−the−job training in routine activities program duties. Supervision maybe required over the work of subordinates. Does related work as required.

 Assists residents to participate in a wide variety of program activities;
 Prepares equipment, supplies and facilities for individual or group activities;
 May assist in the preparation and serving of refreshments during activities.
 May facilitate programs to encourage socialization, entertainment, relaxation and fulfillment to improve daily living skills;
 Participates in both staff and resident care plan meetings;
 Assists Care Plan Team developing and implementing care plans, and identifies ways recreational participation will improve residents quality of life;
 Assesses residents expressed interests and responses to activities;
 Assists is transporting residents to programs, crafts and other activities;
 Utilizes community resources in conduct of the activities program;
 Inventory, cleaning and storage of activities supplies and equipment as assigned;
 Prepares records and reports related to the program, completes initial and ongoing assessments regarding resident recreational needs;
 Provides leadership to volunteers and field students;
 Attends and participates in the facilities in-service training programs.

Working knowledge of basic arts, crafts, games, sports, hobbies and other appropriate activities used in a nursing home; Ability to stimulate and maintain participation and interest in the activities program; Ability to formulate, organize, and promote recreation activities; Ability to understand the problems and attitudes of ill, aged and handicapped persons and the importance of their participation in an activities program; Ability to establish working rapport with public agencies and groups; Ability to maintain simple records and reports; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to operate a computer and utilize common office software programs; Ability to understand and empathize with the needs and concerns of others.

Graduation from high school or possession of a general equivalency diploma; And two (2) years of full time work experience, or its part time equivalent, conducting organized recreation activities, such as games, sports, or arts and crafts.

Adopted 8/4/75 – Readopted 8/2/76
Revised 2/29/96
Revised 8/1/13
Revised 11/4/16

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