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Activity Aide - Altoona

Activity Aide - Altoona

Job ID 
2017-4113
Company 
Altoona Center for Nursing Care
Location 
US-PA-Altoona
Posted Date 
12/5/2017
Category 
Activities
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Education Level 
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Experience Needed 
Less than 1 year
Salary Info 
Hourly Rate

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Overview

Active, Engaged ACTIVITY ASSISTANT Sought for Innovative Senior Care Center

 

Full Time- Monday and Friday 10:15am-6:15pm, Tuesday-Thursday 12:30pm-8:30pm, and every other weekend

 

Altoona Center for Nursing Care — conveniently located in Downtown Altoona — is a 120-bed Skilled Nursing Center. The first floor houses a Rehabilitation Unit, complete with physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies. Altoona Center for Nursing Care has come to revolutionize senior care in Blair County, helping its clients maximize their health, well-being and overall quality of life during these critical elder years.

 

As our center continues to grow and evolve, its commitment to providing non-medical services—specifically, fun, engaging activities—becomes increasingly important. The Activity Assistant will be vital to this planning, development and implementation, working with the Activity Director to oversee all in-center and external activities for our center.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing a monthly calendar of daily activities, and distributing information along with weekly menus to all residents
  • Organizing and implementing activities for residents and families
  • Assisting with outings, including transportation and logistics
  • Maintaining daily activity attendance and preparing ongoing reports to show participation
  • Communicating with nursing staff and other care providers to help residents best participate in upcoming activities
  • Securing substitute events or activities in the event of cancellations or inclement weather
  • Managing activities volunteers, in conjunction with the Activity Director
  • Monitoring equipment and supply inventories, and updating orders/requests

Qualifications

This is a high energy, hands-on job and requires outstanding interpersonal, communication and management skills, plus a genuine desire to improve residents’ well-being. Because of the nature of the community, extreme patience, empathy and compassion are essential, as is at least one year of experience working with a geriatric population. A high school diploma is required.   Candidate must be able to provide driver's license or personal identification card at time of interview and must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

 

 

 

 

 

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