ACTIVITY ASSISTANT
Catholic Care Center - Wichita, KS

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Position Summary:
Responsible for implementing individual and group activities based on the needs and interest of the resident(s).

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Escorts residents to scheduled day, evening and weekend activities within the ministry.

Assists residents during activities.

Attends and assists residents on ministry outings.

Implements plan of care in relation to activities as appropriate to the level of living.

Documents and manages “Activity Daily Sheets” for activity participation.

Participates in the organizing and scheduling of community events.

May perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Management Responsibilities:
This position has no management responsibilities.

Qualifications:
Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred

1-2 years experience working with the elderly

Minimum of two years unencumbered driving record required, preferably with an older adult, physically challenged population.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Behavioral Skills

Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.

Creates and maintains a partnership between employees, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.

Exhibits well developed verbal and written communication skills, and is able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions in English.

Ability to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, having flexibility, consistency and professionalism.

Develops and sustains safe, positive and productive work habits.

Demonstrates compliance with all Via Christi policies and procedures.

Technical Skills

Basic computer knowledge required.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must have a valid driver’s license in the state which employed.

Valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in the state which employed.

CPR Certification preferred.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequently required to push and pull items, such as wheelchairs, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds.

Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist height. R equired to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.

Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.

Constantly able to effectively communicate.

Frequently required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time.

Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks.

Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate problems with a resident, or environmental issues such as smoke.

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