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Activities Assistant

Joseph, MO | Full Time
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Job Description

Additional Information

Come join our FUN Team! 

Overview

The Wellness Assistant is responsible for assisting in the enhancement of the residents’ quality of life through social, spiritual, therapeutic, and other wellness activities and programs within the community.

Responsibilities

Assists in developing the community’s wellness programming.  Facilitates daily events and programming to meet the needs of the residents.  Performs data collection to assist with the residents’ assessment processes.  Assists in the implementation of the plan of care based on the residents’ needs.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • At least 16 years of age.

Qualifications Preferred

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in long term care
  • CPR certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • If the person holding this position leads the program they must meet qualifications as required by federal regulations §483.15(f)(2) The activities program must be directed by a qualified professional who--
    • Is a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who--
    • Is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing; and
    • Is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1, 1990; or
    • Has 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, 1 of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting; or
    • Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or
    • Has completed a training course approved by the State.

 

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Skills for Activities Assistant

The job skills required for Activities Assistant include Long Term Care, Programming, Health care, CPR, First aid, therapeutic recreation etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be an Activities Assistant. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Activities Assistant. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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Career Path for Activities Assistant

The following is the career advancement route for Activities Assistant positions, which can be used as a reference in future career path planning. As an Activities Assistant, it can be promoted into senior positions as an Activity Director Nursing Home that are expected to handle more key tasks, people in this role will get a higher salary paid than an ordinary Activities Assistant. You can explore the career advancement for an Activities Assistant below and select your interested title to get hiring information.