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The Activities Assistant is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate play activities and facilitating a safe, clean, appropriate environment for children and families.
A day in the life of an Activities Assistant at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
1. Responds promptly and positively to patients, families, and all team members in a respectful, courteous and confidential manner.2. Provides or facilitates in providing a clean, safe, quiet and secure environment for all. 3. Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to render care and services based on age appropriateness and developmental need of patients, ages birth through adolescence. 4. Coordinates the playroom activity program as assigned; plans and implements group activities which are developmentally appropriate.5. Provides and maintains age-appropriate supplies in compliance with safety and infection control policies; assists with inventory control and storage of supplies.6. Develops supportive relationships with family members; provides family centered care relative to play and developmental needs.7. Collaborates with child life specialists to prioritize patient needs and identify at-risk patients or those in need of specialized services.8. In collaboration with child life specialists, utilizes volunteers to compliment playroom/bedside activities.9. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.10. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. High School Diploma and core college course work (child development and education/activities courses).2. Minimum of (1) year teaching experience with children in a group setting.3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.4. Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
1. Child Development (infant through adolescence)2. Group supervision skills3. Play and recreational activity planning and facilitation
If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!