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Employer: Southridge Healthcare
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Employment Type: Full Time

We are a 24-hour skilled nursing center offering long-term, short-term and respite care. We are centrally located in Sioux Falls in a quiet area with little traffic and has a home-like atmosphere. We are currently recruiting for a Full Time Activities Assistant for the hours of 10am-630pm and/or 11am-730pm, to assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual programs, in accordance with the residents' assessment and care plan. Job Responsibilities Include: Assists in the planned activities appropriate to the needs of the residents that includes, but is not limited to: •Transports residents to and from activity programs, including bingo, worship services, and sports games. •Assist staff during special activities programs for residents, such as luncheons or monthly birthday parties. •Assists staff with serving meals to residents. •Group social activities. •Indoor and outdoor activities, which may include daily walks. •Activities away from the facility. •Spiritual programs and attendance at houses of worship. •Opportunity for resident involvement in planning and implementation of the activities program. •Creative activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, educational programs, and exercise activities •Promotion of facility / community interaction. •Assure that at least thirty (30) minutes of staff time is provided per resident per week for activities duties. •Assist in preparing a monthly calendar of activities written in large print and posted in a prominent location that is visible to residents and visitors. •Assist in coordinating the activities program with other services in the facility. •Encourage resident participation in activities and document outcomes. •Assist in properly documenting MDS reports and progress notes.

•High School Diploma or equivalent required.
•Patience, compassion, flexibility, and good listening skills are required.
•Must feel comfortable interacting with elderly residents and work toward a goal of mutual respect, understanding, and friendly interaction.
•Must be able to put the residents’ interests first. Being well-grounded and possessing good common sense are important.
•Must be a team player, hands on approach and excellent communication skills required. Knowledge of Southridge Healthcare’s regulations on State and Federal level required (DOH and CMS).

Contact Information

Southridge Healthcare
Bessie Hammer
3600 S Norton Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-338-9891

Other Information

Category(s): Healthcare, Admin & Clerical, Hospitality
Industry: Healthcare / Health Services
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
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