Life Enrichment, Activities Assistant
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 7/31/2020

Job Description

At Sleepy Eye Care Center, not only have we earned a 4-STAR RATING for Quality Care, we’re a sociable community, where neighbors soon become friends – a comfortable and appealing place you’ll be happy to call your home - come join us!

We are currently hiring a part-time Life Enrichment Assistant, Activities Assistant to join our Sleepy Eye Care Center Team!

Shift Hours approximately 30 hours a week full-time with benefits:

9-5 Monday and Friday

8:30-5 every other weekend


1.    Perform defined work routines and daily assignments, using various department supplies and equipment, as assigned by the Therapeutic Director.
2.    Assist with social activities and recreational programs that provide spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual challenges for facility residents.
a.    Research and design resident activity programs for Director's approval; implement approved programs that maintain viable interest and expand resident participation.
b.    Initiate various assigned individual and/or group activities; provide materials, instructions and supervision during activities; record attendance.
c.    Evaluate residents' reactions during activities, document attendance, and report unusual observations to nurse in charge.
d.    Assist with planning and scheduling trips and outside activities; arrange for transportation and resident supervision.
e.    Assist with planning and participation of residents in religious activities as assigned by the Activity Director.
f.    Plan and provide for resident intellectual/educational development through literature, lectures, movies, cultural events, etc. as assigned by the Therapeutic Director.
g.    Implement any activity schedule changes; notify appropriate departments.
h.    Provide craft materials or activities for bedfast residents as assigned.
i.    Assist with activities programming in cooperation with other departments concerning individual resident needs.  Assist with posting of activity schedules and informing appropriate departments.
j.    Assist with planning and programming for holiday and special events.
3.   Assist Therapeutic Director in coordinating Residents' Council meetings.
4.   Perform other department duties or special assignments as directed by the Activity Director.

Job Requirements


1.    High school graduate or equivalent education is preferred.  Preference given to persons who have completed courses in therapeutic recreation.
2.    One year experience in a healthcare setting preferred but not required.
3.    If operating company vehicle you must be 21 years of age and meet the MVR organization standards. Must have a valid Minnesota drivers license.
4.    Ability to read, understand and follow written and oral instructions; to prepare written reports and documentation.
5.    Ability to work with residents of varying levels of responsiveness.
6.    Motor coordination and manual dexterity required in working with craft projects and other resident activities.
7.    Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as during evenings and weekends for planned activities events.
8.    Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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