Activities Assistant - FT - Days
Company: Good Samaritan Society
Location: De Smet
Posted on: January 15, 2022
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Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided nearly 100
years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to
quality care and service in a Christian environment.
Facility: GSS SD Desmet Ctr
Location: De Smet, SD
Address: 411 Calumet Ave SE, De Smet, SD 57231, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40. 00
Starting Rate: 11.00
Strives to improves the quality of life for the patients/residents
by providing appropriate, meaningful activities and interventions
on a one-on-one and/or group basis. The Activities Assistant
administers the monthly activity calendar. Regularly elicits
patients/residents input into activity planning and keeps
activities well organized and upbeat, following all state required
activities such as music, craft and spiritual activities. The
Activities Assistant partakes in activities appropriate for the
patient/department and residents in order to support and ensure
functioning at an optimal level while also maintaining dignity and
identity. The Activities Assistant assists with simple nursing
procedures and transporting patients/residents to and from rooms.
The Activities Assistant assists with Minimum Data Set's (MDS's)
documentation. The Activities Assistant displays creativity and
resourcefulness. Demonstrates the ability to follow written and
verbal instructions while working under close supervision. Exhibits
excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrates leadership abilities to develop and motivate people.
Possesses the ability to work with strong willed patients/residents
and/or behavioral issues. Maintains strong critical thinking skills
and problem solving skills. Prioritizes responsibilities while
working autonomously. Plans and oversees the utilization of
resources and designs of work processes.
High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
Experience in social services or creative activities are preferred.
Experience in geriatrics preferred. Knowledge of working with a
wide variety of resident demographics.
Preferred current Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) certification or
currently enrolled as a student in a healthcare related program
preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS) required based on location.
Depending on location, all new employees will attend CPR training,
and must be certified within six months of hire. Obtains and
subsequently maintains required department specific competencies
Depending on location, this role classifies as a Sanford Category
II Driver requiring a motor vehicle report and proof of valid
driver s license. Also must be medically qualified to perform the
essential driving functions of this position as per our Sanford
The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package
for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on
eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental
insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement
plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To
review your benefit eligibility, visit
The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer
M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and
would like to request an accommodation for help with your online
application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to
The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An
accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment
background screening as a condition of employment.
Job Function: Sports Medicine and Wellness
Req Number: R-80209
Keywords: Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls , Activities Assistant - FT - Days, Other , De Smet, South Dakota
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