• Johns Island Post Acute
  • $37,590.00 -60,450.00/year*
  • Charleston, SC
  • Government
  • Full-Time
  • 5038 Mabeline Rd

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The primary purpose of the Activity Assistant is to assist the Activity Director run a creative and interactive activities program. This must be done in accordance with current federal, state, local and corporate standards, regulations, and guidelines to assure that an on-going program of activities is designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and physical, mental, and psychosocial needs of each resident.Duties:Participate in planning and conducting of individual, small and large group activities.Assist in providing good communication between employees of all levels, residents, their families, support personnel, government agencies/personnel, and the public to ensure the needs and best interest of the residents, community and facility are met to the extent possible.Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family. Assist in development of monthly activity calendar and maintaining attendance records.Assist the Quality Assurance and Assessment Committee in developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct identified quality deficiencies as requested by Activities Director.Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of activity care plans and resident assessments.Assist in arranging transportation for residents when necessary including, but not limited to, resident outings, to/from appointments, or for discharge.Assists in developing a monthly activity schedule for residents, which include resident outings, regularly scheduled group activities, and in-room activities for bed-bound or isolated residents.Encourage residents to participate in self-initiated activities including hobbies, crafts, and reading Provide materials as necessary including reading materials in Braille or audio books as appropriate.Assist with assessment documentation, quarterly progress notes as assigned by the Activity Director.Keep Activity Department clean, orderly and secured.Experience:High school diploma or equivalent. Preferable one-year experience in a long term care facility.Physical Demands:The essential functions of this position require the following physical abilities: Standing and /or walking very frequently. Sitting occasionally. Reaching with hands and arms frequently, pushing/pulling very frequently. Talking and /or hearing very frequently. Tasting and /or smelling very frequently. Lifting up to 50 pounds frequently. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling occasionally. Close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth perception in vision: ability to adjust focus.WorkEnvironment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.Johns Island Post Acute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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