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Activities Aide
PITTSTON PA 18640
Category: Other
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

Job code: lhw-e0-90671620

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United Methodist Homes - New York

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Activities Aide
United Methodist Homes is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.






The Activities Aide helps plan, organize, direct, and implement the therapeutic/social/leisure activities programs to meet the social, intellectual, and spiritual needs of the residents in order to maintain quality of life in a long term care community.


The ideal candidate for this position has a high school diploma or GED and/or some related experience/training, a valid PA driver's license, strong communication and math skills, and good computer and problem-solving skills. Musical talent is helpful, but not required, and experience working with an elderly population is preferred. 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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, climb, or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

+ Assists in organizing, setting-up, scheduling, and directing all planned activities



+ Invites and transports those residents needing assistance to scheduled activities


+ Helps prepare monthly activity calendar, posts on all bulletin boards, and makes copies for door-to-door delivery to all residents of nursing home as assigned


+ Coordinates special notices as needed for each unit of the nursing home


+ Establishes birthday lists and posts on bulletin board


+ Assists in-house committees and volunteers with activities and special functions


+ Prepares activity work requests for dietary, maintenance, and housekeeping for special functions


+ Helps welcome new residents to the facility


+ Directs attention to appropriate staff for concerns raised by the residents during general House Meetings


+ Helps maintain office, activity programs, and storage areas neat and organized


+ Attends required in-services and regularly scheduled staff meetings


+ Assesses each resident's individual needs and interests upon admission, quarterly, and as needed and helps develop and implement interventions for individual plans of care


+ Drives residents in the bus to off-campus activities as assigned


+ Participates in Care Plan Meetings for residents as assigned


+ Completes assigned paperwork including but not limited to resident assessments, care plans, and attendance books and documents information in required tracking systems as assigned


+ Understands and follows all HIPAA guidelines


+ Performs other duties as assigned

+ High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience



+ Good language skills, including the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; write routine reports and correspondence; and speak effectively before groups of residents or employees of organization


+ Good math skills, including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers and decimals


+ Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, spoken, or diagram form and to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


+ Good computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office


+ Valid PA driver's license required


+ Musical talent helpful, but not required


+ Experience working with an elderly population preferred


+ Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job


+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both spoken and written


+ Able to work independently as well as part of a team


+ Good planning and organizational skills along with the ability to adapt and apply innovative thinking as needed


+ Safety and security oriented


+ Highly punctual and dependable








ID: 2018-1605

External Company URL: www.umhwc.org

Street: 209 Roberts Road

Post End Date: 12/17/2018

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