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Activities Assistant, Sherwood Oaks


Assists in conducting therapeutic activity programming. Documents participation in therapeutic programs. Assists Activity Director in all aspects of volunteer services, gift shop operations and activity programming.



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



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.

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