Explore a Career with Bethany Lutheran Home

Explore a Career with Bethany Lutheran Home

Activity Assistant - Bethany Home Brandon - FT Days

Brandon, SD

Looking for a job that you can really make a difference in someone's life? This is the job you're looking for! Bethany Home in Brandon is looking for a full time Activity Assistant to join our team.The Activity 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 Activity Assistant shall assist with planning, scheduling, and conducting activities and wellness opportunities on a monthly basis. Our residents are our number one priority. The successful candidate will adhere to our resident-centered approach to caregiving and service delivery.


  1. Create a warm social atmosphere in the nursing facility.
  2. Post activities well in advance; make substitutions when necessary; publicize programs among the residents and personnel.
  3. Oversee volunteer training and records of training for the Brandon Campus (Meadows & Home).
  4. Coordinate campus outings by organizing transportation with vans/buses and residents from Bethany Home Brandon and Bethany Meadows. 
  5. Open communication with Chaplain to schedule appropriate spiritual events and activities.
  6. Ensure the daily activities are carried out or make appropriate adjustments as needed.
  7. Facilitate large and small group activities as well as one-to-one visits.
  8. Maintain data on resident contacts, reactions and resident’s capacity to participate; record appropriate entries on Point Click Care.
  9. Provide for special activities and one on one visits for those residents who will not attend, or are unable to attend, group activities.
  10. Work weekly with secured neighborhood on sensory stimulation skills, entertainment, and visitation.
  11. Order supplies necessary to provide activities by filling out a requisition to be approved by the Activities Director.
  12. 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.
  13. Build relationships within the community to further the Bethany Mission and engage our residents.
  14. Organize and keep updated books in the Bethany Home mobile library cart.
  15. Attend meetings as required.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.


  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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Activity Assistant - Bethany Home Brandon - FT Days