Activity Assistant
John Knox Village - Lee's Summit, MO

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JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for assisting with planning and conducting activity program to meet physical, social, mental and spiritual needs of residents. Supportive of Village mission and values.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
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Assists with planning and implementing activity/recreation programs to meet the physical, spiritual, social and mental wellbeing of residents.
  • Creates activity calendars based on the needs of residents to be reflective of cognitive and functional abilities.
  • Assures supplies and equipment are available for each activity. Prepares and submits requisitions for needed supplies to Activity Therapy manager.
  • Assists in transporting residents to and from activity functions.
  • Leads group activities and one-to-one visits as indicated.
  • Organizes and assists with special outings, such as picnics, shopping, and sightseeing.
  • Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, calm, and positive emphasis throughout the facility.
  • Assists with overseeing and training volunteers.
Assists with the care of facility pets.
Requirements
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Education :

Must have high school diploma or general education degree (GED). Experience:
  • Previous experience in a LTC activities program or working with the elderly is preferred.

Certifications/Licenses:

None

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities required:
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Basic keyboarding skills.
· Basic computer skills – Microsoft Office, Word and Outlook.
· Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, handbooks and procedure manuals.
· Ability to write simple sentences, paragraphs and correspondence.
· Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
· Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
· Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
· High level of customer service skills.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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Standing or walking for up to two-thirds of a work shift.
· Sitting for up to two-thirds of a work shift.
· Frequent use of fingers, hands for handling, feeling or using a computer keyboard.
· Occasional reaching with hands or arms.
· Occasional balancing, stooping, bending or kneeling.
· Must be able to speak and hear clearly.
· Frequent lifting up to 10 pounds with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
· Visual requirements include close vision, distance vision, color distinction, ability to adjust focus, depth perception and an ability to adjust focus.
· Tolerance to prolonged standing, stooping, kneeling.
· Sitting 1.0 hrs without break
· Standing 2 hrs without break
· Ascend and descend a 3 ft. step ladder/stool x 1 repetition
· Push/Pull 40 lbs. 25’ X 2
· Assist in the transporting of patients to and from activity functions.
Work environment:

Primarily indoors with adequate lighting working in close proximity to equipment, healthcare providers and residents with chronic and/or terminal healthcare conditions. Location is primarily low to moderate noise levels. Occasional exposure to loud noises (i.e. alarms).

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At John Knox Village, we pride ourselves on being one of the premier active retirement communities in the nation. As such, we realize there...