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Elevate Care Riverwoods Activity Assistant in Riverwoods, Illinois

SUMMARY: The Activity Assistant provides ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.


Major Duties and Critical Tasks:

  1. Assists the Director of Activities and / or the Activities Coordinator to plan, organize, develop, implement and direct the activity program(s) for residents in the facility.

a. Assists in the development and maintenance of the activity calendar.

b. Conducts activities that include residents at all levels of care.

c. Provides assistance to residents during activities as needed.

d. Assists in planning and implementing the schedule for resident outings.

e. Attends outings as appropriate and monitor residents.

f. Incorporates resident feedback into the activity calendar.

g. Encourages residents to participate in hobbies and crafts. Provide materials as appropriate.

h. Maintain caseload-all documentation, assessments, care plans, 1:1s, etc.

i. Planning and coordinating of groups, 1:1 programs, outings, transportation and entertainment

j. Handling of resident council and voter registration and resident voting

  1. Assures that the activities department is run in a fiscally responsible manner.

a. Provides feedback to Director of activities and /or Activities Coordinator to assure equipment and supplies needed are available and in good working order.

b. Budget/Supply Management: handling of supply inventory, purchasing

  1. Participates actively in facility teams, committees and task forces.

a. Participates in the development and implementation of resident, family and community events including fund raising and celebrations.

b. Participates in facility planning and program development relating the recreational needs of the residents.

c. Actively participates in interdisciplinary teams to improve services, solve problems, resolve resident issues, etc.

d. Trust fund/resident fund distribution and management

  1. Maintain a service-oriented approach with all internal and external customers in a manner which promotes customer satisfaction.

a. Demonstrates an understanding of customer service/hospitality.

b. Suggests ways to improve service through new types of activities or entertainment.

c. Evaluates current programs and initiates changes for improvements.

d. Passes on comments from residents and others to assist in quality improvement efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent

  • Experience in a social or recreational program

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Required to sit, stand, bend and walk regularly; lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Visual and auditory ability sufficient for written and verbal communication.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Elevate Care is a fully integrated post-acute care consortium offering 24-hour skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, post-hospital recovery and many more clinical specialized programs. We not only provide the highest quality of care, we take it to the next level. Elevate Care is well known for our commitment to our employees, offering outstanding ongoing training and development, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay rates, generous compensation packages and much more.

Elevate Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer