HealthSource Saginaw
  • 17-Aug-2017 to 30-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • Activities
  • Saginaw, MI, USA
  • Casual

Position Summary:  Under the supervision of Director of Activities, will assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating individual and group activities.  Work is performed in accordance with the mission, vision and values of HealthSource Saginaw and all Federal, State and Regulatory agency guidelines. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Schedules, coordinates and conducts both individual and group programs for number of residents assigned under the direction of Recreation Therapists and Director of Activities.
  • Report and document observations of individual resident participation and response to activity programs.
  • Gather and document daily, resident activity/1:1 attendance/participation.
  • Complete 30 day summary on individual attendance sheets monthly and assist in any other charting duties.
  • Pushes residents in wheelchairs and assists those needing help walking to and from activity areas. May assist selected residents to toilet or to adjust position in bed or wheelchair.
  • Preparation of supplies for activities and operation of equipment for various activities.
  • Create a therapeutic atmosphere for residents and establish a rapport with residents, other departments, volunteers and family members.
  • Gather information to complete activity assessment, MDS and care plan for new admissions within HSS policy. Will review or complete a new activity assessment and care plan for residents with significant change and annually.
  • Will write activity progress notes quarterly or when there is a significant change in resident's activity participation.
  • Will report any changes in resident's activity participation to supervisor.
  • Will assist in the planning and implementing of resident special events.
  • Will plan and implement resident outings, which promote resident Quality of life and enjoyment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma.
  • Six (6) months of experience in resident activities in a long term care setting.
  • Some background in music, arts, exercise sports, group leadership, preferred.


  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and complete within given time frame.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the residents serviced in his/her assigned area. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the resident's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each resident's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to complete job duties in a self-directed manner and to coordinate the schedules and activities of several volunteers to accomplish priorities with a heavy workload and wide variety of work responsibilities.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal with a variety of residents and their families, hospital and department personnel at all levels, visitors, volunteers and the public. Should also possess a working knowledge of group dynamics.
  • Skills required to observe, report, and document observations accurately.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and common sense.
    • Basic computer knowledge skills.

Working Conditions

  • Work in areas normally associated with patient care, including patient rooms, bathrooms and day rooms. This may involve unpleasant odors and exposure to contagious conditions. Patients may be physically or verbally abusive. Discomfort may be caused by heat and humidity, and loud noise from power tools. There may be exposure to fumes from solvents and chemicals used in crafts and ceramics. Frequent interruptions, a heavy caseload and frequent schedule changes may produce a stressful situation.
  • The ability to walk, stand, run, stoop and bend continually; push residents in wheelchairs, assist residents to transfer and adjust position in bed or wheelchair; and carry equipment and supplies (e.g., projectors, sports equipment, tables, chairs, etc.). Lifting up to 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetic devices that will enable these senses to function in a manner to ensure that the requirements of this position as noted herein are fully met.
  • May be exposed to infectious waste and disease conditions during the performance of duties noted herein.
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