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Activity Assistant

Date: Jan 15, 2020

Requisition ID: 68056

Ministry:  PLC Senior Services

Location: Presence Casa San Carlo Rtmnt

Location Address:
420 North Wolf Road, Northlake, IL  60164 United States (US)



Department: 10011135 Administration CSCRC 

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day



The Activity Assistant supports the Director of Activities and/or the Activities Coordinator to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Activity Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards and as may be directed by the Executive Director to ensure that an on-going program of activities is delivered.  Responds to the interests of the facility residents and enhances their physical, mental, social and psychological well-being and be presented in a manner which embodies the mission and core values of Presence Health.



  • Supports in the development and maintenance of the activity calendar; plans and implements the schedule for resident outings.
  • Conducts activities that include residents at all levels of care. Attends outings as appropriate and monitor residents. Provides assistance to residents during activities as needed.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of resident, family and community events including fund raising events and celebrations. Contributes in facility planning and program development relating the recreational needs of the residents.
  • Incorporates resident feedback into the activity calendar; and passes on comments from residents and others to assist in quality improvement efforts. 
  • Provides feedback to Director of Activities and/or Activities Coordinator to assure equipment and supplies needed are available and in good working order.
  • Assists in development of annual budget for the department.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary teams to improve services, solve problems, resolve resident issues, etc.
  • Evaluates current programs and initiates changes for improvements.
  • Helps in organizing the resident council(s) and report their issues to the management team.
  • Ensures department documentation is complete, accurate and timely. Aids with activities assessments for each new resident.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the facility library providing materials suitable for the vision impaired.
  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Other duties may be assigned.




Education and/or Experience                                                              

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Six months to one year experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in working with the elderly preferred.
  • Ability to operate Audio Visual equipment and carts.


Computer Skills                                                          

  • Basic computer skills preferred. 

Application submittal is acknowledgement that pre-employment screening will be conducted on all potential hires post-offer. Applicants are entitled to a copy of the background check report and have the right to challenge its accuracy and completeness. If the applicant is covered by the Illinois Health Care Worker Background Check Act, and the applicant’s record indicates a conviction, he or she may request a waiver from the Illinois Department of Public Health.


Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
Department Name: Administration CSCRC

Job Function: Support Services 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Public Health, Facilities, Healthcare, Operations