Assistant Activity Aid

Mescalero, NM

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Posted On: Jul-06-2021
Status: This Job is Closed
Job Summary
The incumbent is responsible for assisting the activity manager/supervisor in therapeutic activities to residents
that are designed to meet the interests and to improve the physical, mental and psychosocial wellbeing of each
Resident according to the comprehensive resident assessment and plan of care. Incumbent assist with resident
care in maintain a long healthy lifestyle including promoting physical, cognitive and emotional functioning.
Activities must be in accordance with policy, procedure, safety guidelines, and federal, state and tribal
regulations. The Activities Assistant will create and handle the logistics for daily, weekly, and monthly events in
an effort to engage clients, residents, or patients. They will speak to participants to get feedback, manage
employees, volunteers and resources, and deliver fun, safe events while on time and under budget. You should
be detailed oriented and possess excellent interpersonal and time management skills.
This position description may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks,
which may be found or assigned to this position
Duties and Responsibilities
 Planning and facilitating daily, weekly, and monthly events to encourage socialization, relaxation, and
 Implementing activities that accommodate those with special needs.
 Handling logistics to make the event possible, such as making phone calls, advertising , managing
Inventory and budgets, training and motivating volunteers or employees, and coordinating
 Observing participants at events to gauge their enjoyment and obtain their feedback to improve events.
 Keeping records regarding event planning to resources, participant interest, and other notable
information, such as injuries or behavioral incidents.
 Reporting medical concerns or observations.
 Ensuring that events are well provisioned, event staff is trained and prepared, and that the event takes
place on time and within budget.
 Providing participants with instructions for the event. Adhering to and enforcing all safety procedures.
 Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
 High School Diploma or GED.
 Minimum one year working in a long-term care, nursing home facility or hospital setting.
 Minimum of one year in education or experience with nursing, recreational activities, event planning, or
related experience preferred.
 Job training, first aid, and CPR training completed within a specific period.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENTEffective November 2019
Assistant Activity Aid
 Must pass background check and drug screening and Driver’s License check.
 Physical fitness, ability to walk, dance, stand, lift, or meet other physical demands.
 Adaptability and strong organization and time management skills.
 Excellent resource management, computer, record keeping, interpersonal, decision-making, and verbal
and written communication skills.
 Flexibility to work when needed, especially evenings, weekends, or early mornings.
 Willingness to adhere to and enforce all safety policies and procedures.
.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 Ability to work with little to no directions.
 Team oriented.
 Ability to work Flexible hours.
 Skilled in being patience and compassionate when dealing with others, especially those who are sick,
injured, elderly, or from different backgrounds.
 Ability to communicate clearly.
 Ability to take direction in a positive manner at all times.
 Ability to work well with others in a team oriented atmosphere.
 Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
 Knowledge in healthy activities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to walk, lift, bend, sit; use hands, arms
and fingers to handle, patients. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Work Environment
Work is generally performed in a hospital setting with a little noise level.
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Employee Signature Date
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Supervisor Signature Date
To Apply:
Please submit resume and or application:
Mescalero Department of Human Resources
101 Central Ave.
Mescalero, NM 88340