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The Gardens of Lake Alfred

Senior Living Community

Activity Assistant
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Activity Assistant
STATUS: Hourly / Non-Exempt-THIS POSITION REQUIRES WEEKENDS
Position Summary:
Responsible for assisting the Activity Director in planning, scheduling and coordinating meaningful activities appropriate to the needs and interests of residents and conducive to their physical, mental and social well-being. Help to ensure the activity programs are appropriately presented by staff.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Assist the Activity Director with scheduling and coordinating all resident activities on a monthly basis.
2. Assist with preparation and distribution of weekly program contents.
3. Assist with gathering information, articles, and photos for newsletter.
4. Assist with planning and coordinating special events including events for seasonal holidays.
5. Assist in planning and conducting arts program, entertainment for special events, monthly birthday parties, group games, weekly religious services and individual independent projects that reflect the “Life Enrichment” activities.
6. Assist the Director in maintaining an adequate supply of books, puzzles, magazines and games.
7. Assist the Director in training all staff on activity-related programs.
8. May be responsible for transporting residents to appointments, as well as regular and special recreational outings.
9. Assist the Director in communicating information to the Nursing department regarding

At The Gardens of Lake Alfred, job descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee
will be asked to do. They are intended to give a general outline of the work, responsibilities, and qualifications of
the position. Employees are expected to provide whatever assistance is needed so that both individual and company success can be achieved.
10. Report all program policy/procedures discrepancies to the Activity Director
11. The Community embraces a culture of hospitality in all interactions with residents, fellow employees, and guests:
• We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.
• We treat everyone with courteous respect.
• We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.
• We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.
• We hold ourselves and one another accountable.
• We embrace and value our differences.
• We make residents, employees and guests feel important.
• We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
• We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.
• We pay attention to details.
Education Required (Preferred):
• High school diploma or equivalent in education, training and experience
Years/Months of Experience:
• One year activities/life enrichment experience working with seniors
Knowledge/Skills:
• The ability to speak, read and comprehend the English language
• Knowledge of special needs of residents (physical, mental and social)
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite products
• Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and/or Adobe Reader
Special Requirements (if applicable):
• Must have strong interpersonal skills working with seniors; ability to read, write and speak the English language.
• Must possess patience and sensitivity to others needs
• Ability to work with community groups
• Willingness to work beyond normal working hours
At The Gardens of Lake Alfred, job descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee
will be asked to do. They are intended to give a general outline of the work, responsibilities, and qualifications of
the position. Employees are expected to provide whatever assistance is needed so that both individual and company
success can be achieved.
• May be subject to infectious diseases, substances and contaminated articles
• Doctors statement verifying free from communicable disease
• Must possess current and valid driver’s license consistent with the requirements determined by size of vehicle and laws of the state in which the driver is licensed.
Other Information:
1. List tools, equipment, machine used on the job:
• Personal computer
• General office equipment: printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, pager, telephone, digital camera
2. Physical activities of the position:
• Lifts and carries up to 50 lbs. occasionally
• Pushes and pulls up to 100 lbs. occasionally
• Climbs, reaches, bends and twists occasionally (outside activities)
• Talks and listens frequently
• Sits 2 hours per day; stands and walks 6 hours per day (combined) – 8 hour day
3. Physical requirements of the job:
• Light work – exerts up to 20 lbs. occasionally
4. Visual acuity requirements, including color, depth perception, and field of vision:
• Clerical/Administrative – including the work of people who do analysis of data, work at a computer terminal, read.
5. Environmental factors:
• Worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

To apply for this job email your details to activities@gardensofla.com