Activities Assistant - Assisted Living

Location: Charlottesville, VA (1250 Branchlands Drive)

Job Description

 

This position is responsible for implementing social and recreational activities designed to meet resident interests, preferences, and needs for the assisted living residents of Linden House.    Included are activities for groups and individuals as well as those that are external to the facility. 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and leading group activities as scheduled including evening and weekend activities as assigned. 
  • Appropriately communicating offered activities and inviting residents to participate in group activities.
  • If needed, transporting residents to and from activities.
  • As assigned, assisting with preparation of resident newsletter and other materials published by the Activity Department. 
  • Maintaining tidy and safe environment by preparing for and cleaning up after group activities.
  • Assisting with care of pets residing in common facility areas and, as requested, pets owned by individual residents.  
  • Going with residents on external outings to coordinate transportation and schedules while overseeing safety and enhancing resident enjoyment of the experience.    

Requirements

 

1 year of experience working with seniors providing social or recreational activities is preferred             

Must possess the ability and desire to work in a pet-friendly environment to include performing job duties in the presence of pets, handling and caring for pets as may be required, and cleaning up after pets as necessary.    

Must genuinely enjoy the company of and frequent social interaction with senior adults.