Activity Aide

Location Address

10400 S Roberts Rd
Palos Hills, Illinois 60465
United States

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Basic Function

To carry out activities that meet the needs of all residents.

Essential Duties

  • Assist in planning and implementation of individual and group activities.
  • Carries out activities part of the care plan.
  • Incorporates residents’ interests into activities and discussion.
  • Gives residents opportunities for choices and self-expression.
  • Makes contact with each resident on his/her unit daily.
  • Makes suggestions for new and varied activities.
  • Identifies and provides adaptive devices for those with sensory deficits (i.e., large-print books, tape recorders).
  • Promotes self-esteem and social interaction with residents.
  • Provides activities for those with special needs (i.e., depressed terminally ill, bedridden).
  • Encourages participation and involvement of all residents.
  • Posts monthly and weekly schedules per Activity Director.
  • Updates and changes schedules and R. O. boards per Activity Director.
  • Prepares for and participates in resident care conference.
  • Maintains a clean work and storage area.
  • Uses proper body mechanics
  • Follows proper infection control practices.
  • Observes for resident safety when in resident care areas.
  • Charts legibly, with standard grammar and spelling.
  • Adheres to legal requirements and proper policies and procedures in documentation.
  • Prepares sites and materials for activities.
  • Maintains equipment in safe and functional condition.
  • Treats residents and staff with respect and dignity.
  • Adheres to all facility and department safety policies and procedures.
  • Supervision Received
  • Receives supervision from Activity Director.

Qualifications

  • No records for abuse, neglect or mistreatment or for misappropriation of property.
  • Prompt and regular attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to read, write and make simple calculations and follow oral and written directions.

Working Conditions

  • Works in well lighted and noisy area.
  • Subject to interruptions.
  • Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal agency personnel and residents.
  • Occasionally subject to hostile, emotionally upset residents.
  • Provided with necessary protective equipment and devices.
  • Frequent change between hot and cold work areas.

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