An Activity Assistant usually serves in an extended care center and helps residents stay as healthy as possible. He/she is responsible for researching the appropriate activities to stimulate the mind and the body, so they must keep up-to-date with the latest trends. Acting with outside organizations is typically essential to procure teachers for specific tasks. Some classes may not have lesson plans, so they will need to be created and structured by the activities assistant. Another critical part of the job is scheduling the activities and making sure they are optimal times and do not conflict.
Many of their activities get carried out on campus; however, some activities might require travel. The activities assistant may personally be responsible for transporting patients to off-campus activities, for which they will need a valid driver's license.
An affinity for working with people with a caring and patient attitude is essential, as some residents will have special needs. On the other hand, most positions only require a high school diploma or GED. However, you must be able to present years of experience working in this field. If you successfully hold all these, you can make $11.45 per hour.