Job Description

Job Title: Activities Assistant - Sherwood Oaks
Job ID: 764004
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Recreational Therapy
Location: 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township PA 16066


The Activities Assistant assists in conducting therapeutic activity programming and documenting participation in therapeutic programs. They also assist the Activity Director in all aspects of volunteer services, gift shop operations and activity programming.


This is a Regular Part-Time position with weekend/holiday availability required.


This position is based out of Sherwood Oaks. Sherwood Oaks is one of a select number of retirement communities in Pittsburgh licensed by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. Residents consistently rank this senior community higher than national benchmarks on resident satisfaction. As one of UPMC’s Senior Communities, Sherwood Oaks provides excellence in service for independent living, personal care, memory care and nursing care as an individual’s needs change over time. Sherwood Oaks, nestled in the suburb of Cranberry township, provides easy and fast access to the city of Pittsburgh while also being a part of the Cranberry community.


  • Adhere to all state and federal guidelines.
  • Assist Activity Director in purchasing efforts.
  • Assist in annual volunteer orientation and recognition events.
  • Assist in completing Activity Section on MDS.
  • Assist in creating weekly activity schedule.
  • Assist in developing activities that enhance the quality of life for each resident based on need, level of functioning and individual preference.
  • Assist in developing volunteer policies and procedures with Activity Director and Pastoral Care.
  • Assist in maintaining financial records of purchasing and sales.
  • Assist in resident voting registration and absentee ballots efforts.
  • Assist in scheduling needed TB test and criminal background checks for all new volunteers.
  • Assist in training and supervising all facility volunteers.
  • Assist in working in conjunction with the Restorative Department to implement daily fitness program Fit-n-Fun supplying appropriate music, and social/emotional support.
  • Assist with resident Christmas gift project.
  • Attend and assist with monthly Resident Council meetings and documentation.
  • Attend intermediate care conferences to discuss and implement resident plan of care as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the absence of the Activity Director.
  • Attends all appropriate facility in-services and committee meetings.
  • Build positive relations with all departments to enhance teamwork and promote an environment of success.
  • Develop positive relations with community groups including, but not limited to the VFW, local church groups, civic organizations, scout groups, and local corporations.
  • Document resident attendance at scheduled programs.
  • Facilitate and escort Residents to daily programs.
  • Observe and adhere to all facility policies and procedures.
  • Observe and respect all resident rights.
  • Participate in planning and attending community outings.
  • Participate in volunteer recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Promote outreach projects, assist in purchasing supplies.
  • Promote positive visitor and family relations.
  • Provide computer and clerical support to Activity Department and Pastoral Care.
  • Provide inventory of items needed to service resident population.
  • Provide support in interviewing volunteer candidates for appropriate positions.
  • Work in conjunction with volunteers in stocking of shop and pricing.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • 2 years experience working in a health care setting preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated while performing job duties.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.12 to $18.40 / hour

Union Position: No

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