Midwest Health Activities Assistant - - 1st Shift in Osceola, Iowa

Job Summary:

The Activities Assistant performs duties involving the implementation of an activity program, which meets physical, mental, psychosocial needs and interests or residents.

Duties and Responsibilities::

  • Comply with the Community’s personnel, safety, and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Report witnessed or reported allegations of resident abuse/neglect immediately to the Executive Director, RCC or Unit Manager.
  • Treat residents, family members, visitors, and team members with respect and dignity.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident and family information.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing activities to meet resident’s specific needs, including large groups, small groups and individual participation.
  • Maintain documentation as required by State and Federal regulations.
  • Responsible for initial assessment, picture and front name board.
  • Compose monthly contributions, including the monthly activates calendar, post daily contributions on menu board, date board and pass out name tags.
  • Monitors personal and staff compliance to all State and Federal regulations including blood borne pathogens, infection control, use of hazardous material and fire safety.
  • Monitors personal and staff compliance to Residents’ Rights. Job Requirements::

  • Must have basic computer skills.

  • If required to operate a motor vehicle for business purposes, must successfully complete the requirements contained in Company’s Motor Vehicles policy.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
  • Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the job with, or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to meet the general health requirements set forth by State regulations and Company policy which may include medical and physical examinations.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 30 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such a weight a minimum distance of 4 feet.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, perform overhead lifting, and perform other common physical movements as needed for your position.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the Community.
  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.