Health Center Activities Assistant

1740 Timber Ridge at Talus


The Activities Assistant is responsible for assisting with the overall planning and implementation of a varied activity program designed to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of Briarwood’s MC/AL residents.



PT Monday, Friday, Sunday 9am - 5pm


Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists with planning, coordinating activities: reality orientation, current events, discussion groups, sensory stimulation, cultural activities, religious services, special entertainment, outside trips, special events, and one-to-one visits, as indicated.
  • Assists with preparing and distributing the monthly calendar and newsletter.
  • Assists with purchasing supplies for activities as needed.
  • Distributes mail daily to residents, 
  • Performs and directs the movement of residents to and from recreational areas.
  • Announces scheduled activities over the intercom at least fifteen minutes prior to the activity.
  • Directs volunteer activities, enlists their support and coordinates their efforts; provides training and supervision of volunteers.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of resident's activity attendance.
  • Plans and coordinates activities in the absence of the MC/AL Activity Coordinator.
  • Mail distribution.



  • Attends in-service training and education sessions, as assigned.
  • Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.



High School degree required. One-year experience in a social or recreational program in a licensed health care setting preferred. Background in music, art, drama, and dance therapy preferred.



Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting for approximately 60% of work day. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Must be able to push residents weighing up to 250 lbs. in Geri chairs and/or wheelchairs. Must be able to read and speak English, hear, and be able to sit and walk intermittently throughout the day. May be exposed to communicable diseases, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses, industrial and household chemicals, offensive odors and combative behavior.

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