Activity Assistant

Company: John Knox Village ( Learn More )

General Information
US-MO-Lee's Summit
High School
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Job Description


Responsible for assisting with planning and conducting activity program to meet physical, social, mental and spiritual needs of residents.   Supportive of Village mission and values.


•         Assists with planning and implementing activity/recreation programs to meet the physical, spiritual, social and mental wellbeing of residents.

  • Creates activity calendars based on the needs of residents to be reflective of cognitive and functional abilities.
  • Assures supplies and equipment are available for each activity.  Prepares and submits requisitions for needed supplies to Activity Therapy manager.
  • Assists in transporting residents to and from activity functions.
  • Leads group activities and one-to-one visits as indicated.
  • Organizes and assists with special outings, such as picnics, shopping, and sightseeing.
  • Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, calm, and positive emphasis throughout the facility.
  • Assists with overseeing and training volunteers.
  • •         Assists with the care of facility pets.




    Must have high school diploma or general education degree (GED).


  • Previous experience in a LTC activities program or working with the elderly is preferred.
  • Certifications/Licenses:


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities required:

    •         Basic keyboarding skills.

    •         Basic computer skills – Microsoft Office, Word and Outlook.

    •         Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, handbooks and procedure manuals.

    •         Ability to write simple sentences, paragraphs and correspondence.

    •         Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

    •         Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

    •         Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

    •         High level of customer service skills.


    •         Standing or walking for up to two-thirds of a work shift.

    •         Sitting for up to two-thirds of a work shift.

    •         Frequent use of fingers, hands for handling, feeling or using a computer keyboard.

    •         Occasional reaching with hands or arms.

    •         Occasional balancing, stooping, bending or kneeling.

    •         Must be able to speak and hear clearly.

    •         Frequent lifting up to 10 pounds with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

    •         Visual requirements include close vision, distance vision, color distinction, ability to adjust focus, depth perception and an ability to adjust focus.

    •         Tolerance to prolonged standing, stooping, kneeling.

    •         Sitting 1.0 hrs without break

    •         Standing 2 hrs without break

    •         Ascend and descend a 3 ft. step ladder/stool x 1 repetition

    •         Push/Pull  40 lbs. 25’ X 2

    •         Assist in the transporting of patients to and from activity functions.

    Work environment:

    Primarily indoors with adequate lighting working in close proximity to equipment, healthcare providers and residents with chronic and/or terminal healthcare conditions. Location is primarily low to moderate noise levels. Occasional exposure to loud noises (i.e. alarms).

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