PT Activity Assistant

Job Description

Work with a great time in a friendly atmosphere for a wonderful assisted living facility. We are looking for motivated people with a dedication to working with senior citizens in a residential setting. The mission of Saint Ann’s Residence is to enhance the quality of life of older adults by providing a secure, comfortable, and homelike environment.

St. Ann’s is looking for a PT Activity Assistant. Hours vary as needed but include 2 weekends per month.
The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Director of Program Services in providing quality activity programming for the residents of St. Ann’s. This includes working directly with residents, families, volunteers and students to meet resident’s needs. Assists with recruiting and maintaining volunteers and student programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

*Plan, prepare and facilitate activity programs and/or visits with individual residents to assist them to perform to their highest ability.
*Encourage participation and involvement of residents in activities and volunteering and finds ways to motivate them.
*Keep records as needed such as store inventory, orders, library records and assists and prepares articles for monthly newsletter.
*Straightens and maintains a clean activity area and uses proper procedures with equipment.
*Must have a valid driver’s license to drive the bus for outings.
*Assist on outings with residents and community projects.
*Inform residents of ongoing activities, announce activities, make posters and put up on bulletin boards.
*Must introduce entertainers and be able to speak in front of large groups.
*Prepares and serves food and cleans area following activity.
*Must treat residents with dignity and respect, in accordance with St. Ann’s Mission Statement and Guiding Principles.
*Must maintain appropriate confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA.
*Works as a flexible team member, accepting directives, giving input and suggestions while demonstrating respect for supervisor and co-workers.



Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or GED. Current and valid driver’s license. Current or willing to obtain certification as an Activity Assistant by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals. Ability to read, write and lead groups. Prior experience working with seniors, volunteers and students in activity programming preferred.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current or willing to obtain certification as an Activity Assistant by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals.

Physical Demands 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 stand; walk; pull; push; bend; stoop; squat; reach; crawl; climb; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Must also be able to assist residents as needed to meet resident’s needs including pushing wheelchairs and assisting residents with transfers.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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St. Anns Residence

St. Ann's is an assisted living community in Duluth, MN.

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