Activity Assistant – Assisted Living

Job Category: Assisted Living


Working in accordance with established policies and procedures and/or specific instructions from the Activity Coordinator, the Activity Assistant is responsible for assisting the of Activity Coordinator in providing opportunities for Community Life programs to meet the physical, social, spiritual, intellectual and creative needs of residents. Also, responsible for making recommendations for future programming within the community.


The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.  This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Support and/or assist activities for the residents as outlined by the Activity Coordinator.
  • Accompany residents as needed on trips to theater, restaurants, museums, etc.
  • Responsible for creating and posting resident communications, i.e TV system, invitations,
  • Posters, flyers, and assisting with the monthly newsletter and calendar.
  • Heads resident programs as needed (i.e. craft corner, trivia/reminisce)
  • Ensure the effectiveness of activity programs.
  • Meet with resident committees as assigned by Activity Coordinator
  • Decorate common areas appropriately for special or seasonal events.
  • Arrange for or personally setup activity area for scheduled program in cooperation with other departments.
  • Participates in all meetings, in-service seminars, and committees, as designated by management.
  • Assists with straightening residents’ rooms by putting away laundry and organizing
  • Assists with organizing common areas
  • Assists with passing room trays and collecting all dishes and room trays as assigned
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Read, write and speak English effectively
  • Multitask skills
  • Knowledge of TV, microphone system, projector, screen, VCR and other similar electric equipment.
  • CPR training recommended, but not required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in resident activities or related field preferred.
  • Must possess advanced computer skills.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Position requires light to moderate physical effort 80% of the time, moderate binding and stooping, walking throughout the entire building, ability to push occupied wheelchair.
  • May be required to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays, when necessary, as well as in other positions as needed.
  • To perform those functions, the employee must be able to talk, walk, hear, see, bend, kneel, stoop, lift the required pounds listed above, have manual dexterity in their hands, think clearly, make decisions calmly and accurately, communicate cogently with their co-workers and residents, and work there regular scheduled shifts with occasional overtime.

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