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Activities Assistant

Company: Onion Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The primary purpose of your job position is to assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual programs, in accordance with the resident's assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors. As Activities Staff, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. --- All duties and responsibilities shall be performed as set forth in our established policies and procedures. --- Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating the activity programs of this facility. --- Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement so that facility activities and resident's progress are evaluated, by noting, reporting, and charting resident behavior. --- Encourage residents to participate in activities. Provide materials as necessary. Make routine visits to residents and perform assistance with crafts, projects, etc., as necessary. --- Befriend residents to encourage resident self-esteem by visiting and conversing with residents on a regular basis. --- Conduct individual and/or group, re-motivation and reality orientation sessions to promote the worth, self-esteem and reality level of the residents. --- Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of activity care plans, and resident assessments. --- Carry out care plan assessment functions by assisting in the development, implementation, and adherence of a written plan of care for each resident. --- Interview and involve residents/family to obtain activity information when planning activity programs, and when planning objectives and goals for the resident. --- Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary. --- Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and indicate the resident's response to the service. --- Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submitting such to the Activity Director as required. --- Participate in facility and company required trainings, in-services and conferences. --- Assist in the recommendation of necessary department equipment and supplies, as well as moving/arranging of equipment/supplies to assure that activity areas are ready for scheduled activity functions. --- Assists with transporting or escorting residents to and from activity and external trips. --- All other tasks deemed necessary, and as directed by the Activities Supervisor. Education and/or Experience --- High school diploma or its equivalent. --- No experience required. On-the-job training provided. Other Specific Requirements --- Must provide evidence of being free of tuberculosis infection upon hire and as set forth by the policies of the facility. --- Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. --- Must possess the ability to make independent decision when circumstances warrant such action. --- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. --- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents. --- Follows written and oral instructions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: --- Works in resident areas, office areas and throughout the facility. --- Moves intermittently during working hours. --- Is subject to frequent interruptions. --- Works beyond normal working hours on weekends and holidays, when necessary. --- Subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.). --- Subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors and is exposed to dust, disinfectants, hazardous chemicals, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants. --- Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, visitors, or others. --- Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions, including Tuberculosis and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS (with or without the aid of mechanical devices): --- Possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met. --- Operate computer, cellular telephone and facility telephone and paging systems. --- Assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.Job Type: Part-timePay: $22,000.00 - $29,000.00 per yearSchedule: 8 hour shiftCOVID-19 considerations:Masks requiredAbility to commute/relocate: Austin, TX 78748: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience: Computer skills: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Onion Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Austin , Activities Assistant, Other , Austin, Texas

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