Explore a Career with Bethany Lutheran Home

Explore a Career with Bethany Lutheran Home

Activities Assistant - Bethany Home Sioux Falls (FT Days)

Sioux Falls, SD
 

The Activities Assistant is responsible for assisting with educational recreational and social activities to meet the needs of each resident in each of the facilities in coordination with the Activities Director. He/she will utilize the recreational and hobby equipment.  The Activities Assistant shall assist with planning, scheduling, and conducting activities and wellness opportunities on a monthly basis.

Essential Job Responsibility:

  • Create a warm social atmosphere in the nursing facility.
  • Post activities well in advance; make substitutions when necessary; publicize programs among the residents and personnel.
  • Oversee volunteer training and records of training for the Brandon Home Sioux Falls.
  • Coordinate outings by organizing transportation with vans/buses and residents.
  • Open communication with Chaplain to schedule appropriate spiritual events and activities.
  • Ensure the daily activities are carried out or make appropriate adjustments as needed.
  • Facilitate large and small group activities as well as one-to-one visits.
  • Maintain data on resident contacts, reactions and resident’s capacity to participate; record appropriate entries on Point Click Care.
  • Provide for special activities and one on one visits for those residents who will not attend, or are unable to attend, group activities.
  • Work weekly with secured neighborhood on sensory stimulation skills, entertainment, and visitation.
  • Order supplies necessary to provide activities by filling out a requisition to be approved by the Activities Director.
  • Attend Resident Care Conferences to share information with Nursing, Dietary and Social Services to evaluate the abilities of each resident according to his/her interests and capabilities as necessary.
  • Build relationships within the community to further the Bethany Mission and engage our residents.
  • Organize and keep updated books in the Bethany Home mobile library cart.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Our residents are our number one priority. The successful candidate will adhere to our resident-centered approach to caregiving and service delivery.

We offer a competitive wage and an excellent benefit package.

QUALFICATIONS

  1. Must be a highly motivated individual to motivate residents in a therapeutic manner.
  2. Experience in working with older adult population
  3. CNA Certified, preferred 

We offer a competitive wage and an excellent benefit package.

Bethany Lutheran Home for the Aged, Inc. is a non-profit, Christian organization serving seniors through its three companies: Bethany Home Sioux Falls, Bethany Home Brandon, and Bethany Meadows.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

 

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Activities Assistant - Bethany Home Sioux Falls (FT Days)