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JOB TITLE:

ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT

JOB CODE:

636

DEPARTMENT:

Neshaminy Manor/Activities

UNION:

03

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

GRADE:

3


POSITION SUMMARY
:

Responsible for assisting the Director of Recreation Therapy and the Assistant Therapeutic Recreation Director in following the specific treatment plan as established during the interdisciplinary care planning process.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists and conducts one-on-one, unit and larger programs.
  • Monitors and documents resident involvement and progress as established by state or federal regulations.
  • Establishes short- and long-term goals that are measurable, specific and time-oriented for each resident under his/her care.
  • Reports increase and/or decrease in functioning of residents to Director for review of care plan.
  • Follows established program directives, policies and practices.
  • Obeys all safety rules and regulations.
  • May be required to perform additional work that follows prescribed or well established procedures that can be learned within a reasonable time be training on the job.More detailed instructions as to the nature of their duties will be given to employees at the beginning of work.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents and other county employees.
  • Ability to write a clear, concise resident-care notes that meet state and federal regulations.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work without supervision.
  • Work schedule is flexible, variable and based on departmental need.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year’s experience working with (direct involvement) a geriatric population.
  • One year’s special training, education or experience in programs that are considered appropriate to geriatric activity programming.
  • Possess valid driver’s license.
  • Exhibit ability in any or all of the following areas: music, art, crafts and innovative unit programs.

Position: Activities Assistant

Functional Requirements

 

Physical Demands: (Check all that apply)

Balancing

X


Stooping

X


Pushing

X

Climbing

X

Crouching

X

Pulling

X

Crawling

X

Kneeling

X

Handling

X

Standing

X

Sitting

X

Talking

X

Turning

X

Reaching

X

Hearing

X

Seeing

X

Color Vision

X

Depth Perception

X

Mobility

X


Lifting: (Check one)

Carrying: (Check one)


A) Light

(20-25 lbs)


X

A) Light

(10-25 lbs)

X

B) Medium

(25-50 lbs)


B) Medium

(25-50 lbs)


C) Heavy

(50-100 lbs)


C) Heavy

(50-100 lbs)


D) Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)


D) Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)

Aptitudes: (Check all that apply)

Form perception

X


Problem solving

X

Motor coordination

X

Working speed (ex.wpm)


Finger dexterity

X

Manual dexterity

X

Computer/VDT ability

X

General learning ability

X

Clerical perception

X


Environmental Conditions: (Check all that apply)

Extreme cold

X


Extreme heat

X

Temperature changes

X

Wet conditions

X

Humid conditions

X

Exposure to fumes

X

Exposure to blood and body fluids

X

Noise and vibration

X

Exposure to chemicals

X

Poor ventilation


Inclement weather conditions;

Inside/outside weather conditions

X

 


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 215-348-6546

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7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
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261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Thursdays Only 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Phone: 215-529-7250
Please note: In case of closure, all services performed at the GSCs can be performed in Doylestown:  PassportsWeapons PermitsDog Licenses and Job Applications

The County of Bucks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an EEOP that is available through the Human Resources office.