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Activities Assistant

  • Job ID: 169711635
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Primarily Day Shift
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Cole
  • Department: OT CCMH
  • Location: 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport PA 16915
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $10.97 to $19.86 / hour


Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? Join our team at UPMC Cole in the Occupational Therapy Office! This part-time role comes with a great benefits package, which includes Tuition Assistance, Paid Time Off (PTO), Health Benefits, and so much more!

This position will work four days (32 hours) per week, working alternating shifts, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There are weekend and holiday shift rotation requirements. If this sounds like a great fit for you, we invite you to explore this opportunity with us today!

An Activities Assistant assists with the preparation and implementation of a therapeutic and recreational activity program in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and internal established policies and procedures.

  • Exhibit a spirit of flexibility and cooperation and has a pleasant, friendly and compassionate personality treating both residents and coworkers with dignity and respect; represent the facility in a professional manner.
  • Follow the chain of command guidelines for inter-facility problem solving.
  • Demonstrate/teach residents various procedures to promote their social, physical and emotional well-being.
  • Interview residents frequently to assess activity interests, participation, needs or suggestions for the activity program.
  • Conduct small and large group activities as well as one-on-one visits with residents providing sensory stimulation, reality orientation or solace.
  • Accept responsibility and accountability for all assignments.
  • Assist with scheduling, implementing, preparation and clean-up of activity programs; returning all materials and supplies to storage area; properly care for equipment and supplies.
  • Assist in scheduling movies, planning parties and providing games/materials to the residents.
  • Recognize significant changes in resident condition or incidents which would require nursing intervention and reports immediately to Charge Nurse or House Manager.
  • Assist in the suggestion and development of new activities, assuming responsibility for one major facility wide activity per year.
  • Attend training, meetings and in-services as required.
  • Interact with residents regarding the importance of activities, encouraging them to participate in recreational, therapeutic and religious activities and become involved in various events.
  • Transport residents to community outing events and/or assists them during these community-based activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regards to resident and employee information and records. (HIPAA).
  • Assist in supervising volunteers.
  • Perform routine visits to residents, including bed bound residents, to assist in crafts, reading projects, writing letters, etc., as necessary.
  • Provide for the comfort and safety of residents during activities; is alert to conditions in the facility that may present a hazard and reports to Activities Coordinator.
  • Escort wheelchair and ambulatory residents to and from activities as needed.
  • Assist with feeding residents as requested.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations and internal policies and procedures as they pertain to the Activity Department.
  • Observe and follow appropriate procedures concerning the facility's corporate compliance program.
  • Maintain reality boards and posts calendar of events.
  • Collects and documents meal ticket purchases and communicates the information to other departments as necessary.
  • Complete required paperwork for residents' charts, department records, etc. in compliance with established procedures.
  • Know role in disaster and fire plan.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills; effective organizational, problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Must possess willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Must possess some knowledge, training and interest in arts, crafts and recreational activities.
  • Healthcare experience preferred.
  • Must possess some knowledge of social, emotional and recreational needs of the geriatric population and ability to apply same to essential job functions.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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