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Activity Assistant Part Time WkndsLas Vegas, Nevada

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Job # 407144 Date posted 04/21/2021



Resident Activity Assistant organizes and participates in person-specific activity programming,  including one to one interventions, small region facilitation and large region presentations.  Capable of documenting individual participation and value of approaches in medical record.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Resident Activity Director as needed.
  • Utilizes the environment to provide both comfort and stimulation to the resident population.
  • Fosters a sense of community within the SAU/center environment.
  • Leads and participates in individual and group activities.
  • Utilizes a variety of models to achieve individualized programming, such a pet therapy, music therapy, art therapy, etc.
  • Assists with decorating the facility/SAU and preparing for special events and seasonal parties.
  • Develops and posts monthly calendar as a planning resource for SAU residents and families.
  • Participates in recreational programs for SAU residents confined to their rooms.
  • Promotes volunteer efforts in the community.
  • Maintains records of activities and attendance.
  • Stores activity equipment and supplies and cleans area after conclusion of the activity.
  • Utilizes the biopsychosocial model to support resident well-being.
  • Provides or arranges for comfort/support to residents and families when needed.
  • Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Company’s Code of Business Conduct, its policies and procedures, the Corporate Compliance Agreement, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.




  • Bachelors in Recreational Therapy or Occupational Therapy or Bachelor's degree in relevant human service field, 20 hrs CEU's within 1 year of hire or state specific training to be initiated at first offering
  • OR Certification as Occupational Therapy Assistant or Associate degree in human service field, 20 hrs CEU's within 1 year of hire
  • OR NCCAP Certified as Activity Assistant Certified, High School Diploma or GED AND minimum of 6 college credits (as required by NCCAP) or State-specific certification as an Activity Assistant.
  • For high school/GED educated applicants, college courses must include one English course in composition, report or technical writing, and one course in areas of Art/Recreation Programming, Sciences, or Management with a passing grade.


  • Certified Recreation Therapist, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Activity Assistant Certified (NCCAP or state-specific) preferred


  • Prefer minimum of 500 hours of experience in activity programming in any setting prior to hire. Different combination of education/experience may qualify, depending on state requirements.
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