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Become An Activities Aide

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Working As An Activities Aide

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $84,080

    Average Salary

What Does An Activities Aide Do At Ascension Health

* Conducts assessment of activity needs to meet individual treatment goals and objectives.
* Facilitates and participates in activity-related projects and events.
* Keeps treatment area clean, safe, and organized.
* Performs clerical tasks as assigned.
* Provides socialization for patients by regular visits; provides patients with encouragement and support to promote a cense of well-being.
* Conducts activity programs as scheduled.
* Implements age-specific and individualized activities and group programs; maintains accurate attendance records

What Does An Activities Aide Do At UPMC

* Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations.
* Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C
* A.R
* E.2.
* Be an ambassador for UPMC Susquehanna.
* Provide "the best C
* A.R
* E.2 for our patients no matter what."
* Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
* Assume responsibility for personal development and education
* Incorporate leading/evidence-based practice in quality/safety into every day work.
* Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards.
* Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events.
* Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented.
* Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving
* patient safety.
* Speak up with other service partners to ensure high quality and safety.
* Report serious events/incidents per policy
* Organizes and leads activities in 1:1 or group setting, taking into account the needs and interests of individual residents; modify activities as needed to maximize resident success.
* Records resident activity participation daily on the electronic computer documentation system
* Plans and promotes resident activities in advance to provide quality programs.
* Requests needed supplies in advance to ensure material availability
* Delivers calendars, newsletters, activity books to resident rooms
* Contributes to the resident newsletter and other media by taking pictures and providing information as needed
* Assists with the transportation of residents
* Qualifications

What Does An Activities Aide Do At Aegis Therapies

* Directly deliver wellness/exercise programs and services for patient and employee health
* Identify and suggest appropriate enhancements to programs and services
* Assist in development of new programs/services to expand program and enhance participation
* Assist in design and implementation of marketing and promotions initiatives to attract appropriate clientele and expand program participation
* Monitor client participation and performance and produces records as requested
* Monitor existing equipment and supplies available for effective operation of programs and makes suggestions for enhancements
* Promote company as a national presence in professional conferences/seminars, and participates in presentations as available
* Participate as requested in quality review activities to assure appropriate delivery of services, and standards of practice requirements are met
* Complete required documentation relative to patient/employee services
* Adhere to established procedures related to patient orientation/start-up
* Monitor number of wellness/exercise sessions
* Interact with customer staff and team members in a positive manner, work collaboratively to ensure patient/employee and customer satisfaction relative to services rendered

What Does An Activities Aide Do At Centers Health Care

* Assist in designing & implementing recreational programs for program participants
* Organize and obtain supplies & equipment as requested
* Set up designated program areas as needed
* Keep daily attendance & document residents’ participation in activities
* Communicate related information to Program Director
* Be familiar with established emergency procedures

What Does An Activities Aide Do At Elim Care

* Plan a wide variety of activities
* Lead activities with our residents and clean up following activities
* Perform other tasks as requested

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How To Become An Activities Aide

Education and training requirements for recreation workers vary with the type of job, but workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent and receive on-the-job training.

Education and Training

Recreation workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. Many receive on-the-job training that typically lasts less than a month.

Entry-level educational requirements vary with the type of position. For example, an activity leader position working with the elderly will have different requirements than a position as a summer camp counselor working with children.

Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree or college coursework. In 2014, the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions, a branch of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), accredited 80 bachelor’s degree programs in recreation or leisure studies. A bachelor’s degree in other subjects, such as liberal arts or public administration, may also qualify applicants for some positions.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Recreation workers must be able to communicate well. They often work with large groups of people and need to give clear instructions, motivate participants, and maintain order and safety.

Flexibility. Recreation workers must be flexible when planning activities. They must be able to adapt plans to suit changing environmental conditions and participants’ needs.

Leadership skills. Recreation workers should be able to lead both large and small groups. They often lead activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Physical strength. Recreation workers need to be physically fit. Their job may require a considerable amount of movement because they often demonstrate activities while explaining them.

Problem-solving skills. Recreation workers need strong problem-solving skills. They must be able to create and reinvent activities and programs for all types of participants.

For recreation workers who generally work part time, such as camp counselors and activity specialists, certain qualities may be more important than education. These qualities include a worker’s experience leading activities, the ability to work well with children or the elderly, and the ability to ensure the safety of participants.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The NRPA offers four certifications for recreation workers:

  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE)
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

Applicants may qualify for certification with different combinations of education and work experience. They also must take continuing education classes to maintain their certification.

The American Camp Association offers four certificates for various levels of camp staff, from Entry-Level Staff Certificate to Camp Director Certificate. Individuals who complete online courses may show their advanced level of knowledge of core competencies.

Some recreation jobs require other kinds of certification. For example, a lifesaving certificate is often required for teaching or coaching water-related activities. These certifications are available from organizations such as the YMCA or the American Red Cross. Specific requirements vary by job and employer.


As workers gain experience, they may be promoted to positions with greater responsibilities. Recreation workers with experience and managerial skills may advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Eventually, they may become directors of a recreation department or may start their own recreation company.

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Activities Aide Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • Hindi

  • Tagalog

  • Urdu

  • Portuguese

  • Filipino

  • Greek

  • German

  • Albanian

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Hmong

  • Italian

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Top Activities Aide Skills

  1. Daily Activities
  2. Dementia Patients
  3. Daily Living
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted and participated in daily activities with residents.
  • Worked with Alzheimer and Dementia patients doing activities that they enjoyed now or in the past.
  • Supervised and monitored clients Provided social and recreational activities to clients Educated clients in Daily Living Skills
  • Developed and budgeted daily, weekly and monthly activities for residents with all levels dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Prepared and hosted Bingo events.

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