Activity Assistant Job at Bartley Healthcare Nursing and Rehabilitation, Jackson, NJ

  • Bartley Healthcare Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Jackson, NJ

Job Description

Purpose of Your Job Position

The primary purpose of your job position is to assist the Activity Director in planning, organizing, developing and directing the overall operation of the Activity Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that an on-going program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident is maintained and to provide direct activities.

Delegation of Authority

As the Activity Assistant, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.

Job Functions

Every effort has been made to make your job descriptions as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

Working Conditions

  • Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility.
  • Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours.
  • May remain on feet for long periods and may walk long distances throughout the day.
  • May have to climb step ladder to hand decorations.
  • Must tolerate moderate amount of stress during holidays and when activities increase.
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, personnel, etc. under all conditions and circumstances.
  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, visitors, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing staff and other department supervisors.
  • Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs.
  • Is subject to falls, infectious diseases, odors, etc., throughout the day.
  • Maintains a liaison with other department supervisors to adequately plan for resident activities.
  • May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

Educational Requirements

Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent.


No experience necessary, will receive on-the-job training.

Specific Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.

Physical and Sensory Requirements

(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and move equipment, supplies, etc. in excess of fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Local area, Long distance, Weekend work,

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