Description: The Activity Assistant will assist with and/or lead scheduled activities for Prairie Ridge Care Center (PRCC) residents in a fun working atmosphere. This may involve such things as setting up activities, working with the host/ess carrying out activities, doing one on one’s, leading large group activities in the community center, serving drinks and snacks, keeping activity attendance records, accompanying residents on outings, organizing spontaneous activities, assisting residents to and from their rooms as appropriate, etc. He/she will help with special occasion activities and fill in for co-workers as needed. On Sundays the Assistant sets up for the afternoon church service, assists in bringing residents to the chapel area, hosts the visiting church/pastor, serves coffee time after the service and hosts all the visitors in the Village area.
Number of hours: Part-time: 16-24 hours/week
Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm, 2-3 shifts a week. Every other weekend on-call, which includes chapel for 2 hours on Sundays. Scheduled every other holiday. Some evenings and weekends required for special events.
Educational Requirements: High school diploma.
Other: The applicant must possess initiative, good interpersonal and communication skills, minimal computer skills, compassion for the elderly, creativity, the ability to follow instructions, the ability to work independently and a supportive spirit.