Activities Aide
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Non-exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week (varied weekday; evening and weekend hours); full-benefits

This position is involved in arranging and carrying out all planned programs and activities for residents and also performs varied other duties relating to the Activities Program of Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living. Supervision is received from the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

Examples of Work:
  • Maintain and coordinate a calendar of events to provide interaction and stimulation to residents
  • Participate in resident visits and encourage residents to join in planned activities
  • Provide appropriate activities for residents who are bedfast or unable to attend formalized activities
  • Conduct programs and activities
  • Assist in recruiting and training volunteer workers, and also in locating volunteer and community groups to provide entertainment and activities
  • Bring residents to scheduled on-site activities (helping with wheelchairs, walkers, etc. as needed) and return them to their rooms afterward
  • As needed, operate a CCRC lift van to transport residents on community outings and, at other times, travel with residents in other vehicles to off-site activities (helping with wheelchairs, walkers, etc. as needed)
  • Document residents' participation in programs and activities
  • Update and maintain bulletin boards, seasonal and holiday decorations, current events notices and reality orientation boards throughout the facility
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Some experience planning activities, particularly those for elderly and/or disabled persons
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County Employee Driving Permit
  • Ability to effectively lead programs and activities, with special sensitivity to the needs and priorities of persons who are elderly and/or disabled
  • Ability to effectively organize work and complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to accurately prepare and maintain resident information and complete other clerical duties
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, residents and their family members, volunteers, community groups, media representatives and the general public
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lead and participate in the activities presented; to transport residents with wheelchairs and other transportation means, as needed; to assist residents when boarding and departing the CCRC lift van; to operate and drive a van; and to move/carry incidental supplies and materials within the facility
  • This position and the physical workplace may include exposure to air contaminants, hazardous chemicals, infectious waste, diseases and medical conditions, etc. (e.g. Tuberculosis, AIDS virus, Hepatitis B virus, etc.)
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:
  • Additional education related to geriatric's or long term care

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Available for varied work schedule that includes some evening, weekend and holiday hours
  • Subject to random drug testing
  • Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living are a tobacco free facilities; smoking is not allowed on the campus
EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):
1) An evaluation of training and experience
2) One or more interviews
3) A pre-employment background investigation
4) A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

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