Kingsbrook Activity Services Asst

  • Kingsbrook Lifecare Center
  • Activities
  • Ashland, KY
  • PRN - Rotating
  • Clerical
  • Req #: 22806
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  • Job Summary    
    • The Activity Services Assistant provides therapeutic activities to residents that are designed to meet the interests and to improve the physical, mental and psychosocial well being of each resident according to the comprehensive resident assessment and plan of care.  Coordinates individual resident programs to assist the resident in maintaining lifelong interests and self-esteem while promoting physical, cognitive and emotional functioning.  Activities provided are in accord with the facility policies and procedures and consistent with state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Duties & Essential Functions
    • Seeks and identifies ways to support residents’ individual needs and preferences, customary routines, concerns and choices.  Communicates this information to the department’s Manager.
    • Develops and provides individual, group and bedside Activities for residents that reflect interests of residents.    The activities are offered at an hour that is convenient to each individual resident.  (Morning, afternoon, evening and weekends)  The activities will appeal to all age groups, both men and women.  Activities will take place in a variety of locations and include seasonal events.
    • Current knowledge of standards of professional Activities practice.  Able to apply these principles in long term care setting and to establish criteria to ensure that services provided meet established standards of quality.
    • Develop Activity calendars and post calendars on resident units and distributes these schedules to residents.
    • Provides structured activities to meet the needs of cognitively impaired residents such as music events, gross motor games or outdoor walks.  Seeks ways to adapt activities so that all residents can participate such as segmenting activities into simple steps, providing verbal prompts, physical support, demonstration and hand-over-hand assistance when the resident is unable to complete a task independently.
  • Education/License/Certification/Other Requirements
    • Minimum requirement:
      • Minimum or a high school diploma or equivalent. 
    • Preferred qualifications:
  • Working Environment
    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing 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 team member may occasionally be exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes, or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. This job cannot be performed without exposure to the stresses associated with an intimate, 24 hour residential care environment that delivers care and services primarily to disabled and cognitively impaired residents.  Examples of these stresses include, but are not limited to:  shift rotation, weekend and holiday duty, unusual or impaired behavior by residents, family reactions to having a loved one in the nursing home, death, and dying, oversight of state surveyors, ombudsmen and federal officials, presence of consultants and attorneys, and variable involvement of medical staff. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Physical Demands
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member 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 team member is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The team member frequently is required to stand and walk.  The team member is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Occasional physical effort with light to medium objects. Occasionally required to lift objects of 10 to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

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