Activity Assistant Job Openings - 25 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,890

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    Activities Specialist
    A.C. Moore

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activity Assistant
    HCR Manorcare

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activities Assistant
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

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    Activities Assistant
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activity Assistant
    HCR Manorcare

    Wheaton, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

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    Asst Activities Carroll
    Ascension

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

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    Activities Assistant
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    DNDO Resource Assistant- Washington. DC **Active Secret Security Clearance required**
    Patricio Enterprises

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

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    Activities Assistant
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

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    Activities Assistant-Full Time
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Chevy Chase, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

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    Activity Assistant in Memory Care
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

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    Activities Assistant
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Escapades Expert
    Brandywine Senior Living

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activity Assistant
    HCR Manorcare

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activity Assistant
    HCR Manorcare

    Potomac, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    NEW
    Activity Assistant
    HCR Manorcare

    Hyattsville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activity Assistant
    HCR Manorcare

    Chevy Chase, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activities Assistant
    Consulate Health Care

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activities Assistant
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Burke, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activities Assistant Part-Time
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    Activity Assistant
    Brookdale Senior Living

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    NEW
    Escapades Expert
    Brandywine Senior Living

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    NEW
    Activities Assistant
    Burke Health and Rehabilitation Center

    Burke, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    NEW
    Activities Assistant
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,320

    NEW
    Activities Assistant-Part Time
    Sunrise Senior Living

    Rockville, MD

Activity Assistant Jobs

average

$23,320

  • 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

What does an Activity Assistant do at Presence Health

* RESPONSIBILITIES* Supports in the development and maintenance of the activity calendar; plans and implements the schedule for resident outings
* Conducts activities that include residents at all levels of care.
* Attends outings as appropriate and monitor residents.
* Provides assistance to residents during activities as needed
* Participates in the development and implementation of resident, family and community events including fund raising events and celebrations.
* Contributes in facility planning and program development relating the recreational needs of the residents
* Incorporates resident feedback into the activity calendar; and passes on comments from residents and others to assist in quality improvement efforts
* Provides feedback to Director of Activities and/or Activities Coordinator to assure equipment and supplies needed are available and in good working order

What does an Activity Assistant do at Burgess Square

* Provide support in relation to resident and patient socialization Facilitate scheduled activities and programming Provide support of resident, and patient mental and physical health via group activities Document participation in programming Activity AssistantCustomer Service Focused, Caring and Compassionate Excellent Attendance Benefits: Competitive starting salary Health, Dental, Life and Vision plans available.
* Must meet eligibility requirements Guaranteed Hours.
* k) plan with employer match.
* Paid Vacation and Holidays (Full
* Time only) Annual performance evaluation and merit

What does an Activity Assistant do at Sava Senior Care

* Other duties may be assigned.)Assists and works with individual volunteers and volunteer programs at the request of the Activity Manager.
* Conducts activity programs as planned to meet the functional levels, needs and interests of each patient as assigned by manager.
* Completes appropriate records indicating patient s attendance and participation in individual and group activities in an accurate and timely manner.
* Completes assessments, MDS, care plans and gathers information to design activities that are multi-faceted, meet patients functional levels, and reflect needs and interests of each patient as assigned by supervisor.
* Assists with escorting patients to and from activities.
* Assists in the development of the Activity calendars.
* Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What does an Activity Assistant do at Commonwealth Senior Living

* Assists the Activity Director with planning, developing, and preparing a variety of exercise, social, recreational and educational events.
* Conducts all transportation as well as medical transportation for residents.
* Develops, writes, and circulates the community monthly and weekly newsletter.
* Assists with move-in process by providing information and guidance to new residents.
* Maintains knowledge of communities, services, and events in the area and incorporates into activity schedule as appropriate.
* Establishes a warm and welcoming atmosphere for residents and staff.
* Promotes teamwork and positive attitude among the staff and monitors/attends activities with other disciplines as necessary.
* Continually evaluates the quality and consistency of activities for residents and makes adjustments, corrections, and changes as necessary

What does an Activity Assistant do at Brookdale Senior Living

* Provide safe, reliable, courteous and efficient transportation service for our residents to on-and-off-campus appointments, errands and community activities
* Assist residents in and out of the vehicle, utilizing the wheelchair lift/stairs as needed; opens, closes and loads/unloads walkers and wheelchairs
* Ensure resident safety and satisfaction are priorities, and account for presence of all residents when leaving or returning to community
* Keep the community vehicle clean and properly maintained, including fueled at all times
* Prepare the bus for operation and coordinate necessary vehicle maintenance

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how to become an Activity Assistant

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.

Advancement

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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Activity Assistant Videos

Activity FUNdamentals (Quality of Life in Nursing Homes)

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DAY IN THE LIFE – HUMAN RESOURCES

Top Skills for a Activity Assistant

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Top Activity Assistant Skills

The three most common skills for activity assistant jobs are:
  1. Daily Activities
  2. Dementia Residents
  3. Alzheimer

Phone Calls is the least sought after skill at the current time for activity assistant jobs.

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Top Activity Assistant Employers

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Top 10 Activity Assistant Employers

At the current time, Activity Assistant candidates have been hired at 10 firms around the country.

Other companies that have hired for Activity Assistant positions are:
  1. City of Virginia Beach
  2. Life Care Centers of America
  3. Lifecare, Inc.
  4. Genesis Healthcare

HCR Manorcare, City of Virginia Beach, Life Care Centers of America, Lifecare, Inc., Genesis Healthcare, Rockwood School District, Boys and Girls Club, Eskaton Care Center, Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation, Golden Living Center

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