Activity Assistant, Full Time, Benefits - The Terraces of Phoenix

  • 17 Aug 2016 4:11 PM
    Message # 4198084
    Jessica Voss (Administrator)

    See below for excerpt from Allyson Blondell, CTRS | Activity Coordinator at The Village, The Terraces of Phoenix

    ***ASU Students, take note!***

        FT Activity Assistant

    "... I understand it is an entry level position in which the pay may not be the best, however it will give someone great opportunity to gain experience and the possibility to grow within our organization. I think this would be a great opportunity for ASU students in the area looking to gain experience before the graduate. It is a full time, benefited job and I would be the immediate supervisor who would be willing to work with the individual on their class schedule and work. It does require to work majority of weekend days, but again I’d be willing to work with them..."

    See the job description below:

    Job: Activities Assistant - The Health Center

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    7550 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020

    Posted: 08/05/2016

    Job Status: Full Time

    Job TypeOther/General Healthcare - Support Services Healthcare - ALL CATEGORIES

    Jobing Description

    Upscale North Valley Retirement Community seeking a Full Time Activities Assistant for our Health Center/Skilled Nursing Department who has previous experience in a Retirement Community environment. Under general supervision, assists in the programming, promotion and supervision of resident recreational activities; makes room visits to residents; deals with the public in explaining activities and programs.

    One to two years’ experience in activity programming, working with elderly in long term care facility desirable; high school diploma; state approved activity professional's course desirable, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

    This is a full time benefitted position. Varied schedule that would include, week days, as well as possible evenings and weekend days.

    To become part of our team reply with resume or apply in person at 7550 North 16th Street Phoenix AZ 85020 Monday -- Friday 8am -- 5pm at our Administration Bldg.

    Skills / Requirements


    Makes visits to residents' rooms in order to schedule activities;

    • Promotes and leads activities; explains the activities and programs to the residents and their families as necessary;
    • Interviews residents to determine recreational/activity history, needs and interests;
    • Leads and instructs the activities for residents; stimulates and develops interest in the activities by organizing and participating in games, sports, arts and crafts, exhibits, and social activities;
    • Plans and arranges the setup of programs with support of the Health Center Activities Supervisor;
    • Interacts with residents and their families in order to give direction and lead groups;
    • Instructs and assigns work for volunteers and outside resources;
    • Transports residents to and from activities in wheelchairs;
    • Coordinates and implements in-room programs for residents as needed, or those not desiring to participate in group programming;
    • May participate in care plan meetings;
    • Attends in-service training workshops and meetings as required;
    • Conducts work tasks safely and in compliance with the facility safety program;
    • Provides effective and courteous service to all residents, guests and co-workers;
    • Promotes and protects the rights of each resident;
    • Performs other related duties as required.


    Physical Requirements: 

    Ability to operate a variety of audio visual, crafts and recreational equipment and tools, such as movie projector, tape players, microphones, VCR, sewing machine, cooking equipment and television sets;

    Ability to coordinate movements of fingers and hands in crafts activities, and movements of arms, legs, feet and hands in transporting residents in wheelchairs, playing sports, working on crafts projects and exercising in an exercise class;

    Must be physically able to exert a considerable amount of force occasionally to lift and/or carry weights of patients in positioning and transporting them

    Ability to exert a moderate amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.


    Here is the link to the job posted on

    Allyson Blondell, CTRS

    Activity Coordinator at The Village

    The Terraces of Phoenix

    Last modified: 17 Aug 2016 4:15 PM | Jessica Voss (Administrator)
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