Activities Program Aide

Position: Activities Program Aide

Summary of Position:

  • Under the general and direct supervision of the Activities Director.
  • Assists the Activities Director in the planning and implementation of program activities and for assisting with meals, housekeeping, transport and clerical functions of the program


  • Understand the needs of the elderly and, in particular, the needs of those with cognitive impairments (memory problems, confusion, disorientation).
  • Be sensitive to the needs of family caregivers.
  • Be available to work unscheduled days and hours.
  • Make a commitment to cooperative performance to attain care, organization and programmatic objectives which may entail performing duties not included in this job description.
  • Observation of each participant and immediately reporting any changes in their condition to the Activities Director.
  • Under the supervision of the Activities Director, assisting in the planning and implementation of all program activities including:
    • Reality orientation
    • Daily exercise to music
    • Active team games
    • Cognitively stimulating activities
    • Table games
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Community entertainment
    • Pet therapy
    • Intergenerational programming
    • Horticultural therapy
    • Music therapy
    • Parties & Holiday celebrations
    • Cooking & Workshop activities
    • Sensory stimulation
    • Outings
    • Motivational therapy
    • Religious programs
    • Wandering Path Area and Experiential Environment activities
    • Assisting with meal service.
    • Daily straightening of the activities areas and supply cabinets; kitchen area; kitchen cabinets and refrigerator.
    • Clerical duties including copying and filing.
    • Serving as transportation aide as necessary.
    • Taking care to prevent the spread of infection.
    • Assisting in emergencies as directed by the Activities Director and/or the Administrator.
    • Attend staff meetings as scheduled.
    • Participate in occasional weekend activities, or those occurring during non-traditional center operating hours.


  • High School graduate or equivalent, in order to have mature reasoning ability required.
  • Must have superficial knowledge of the reasons for client care as provided.
  • Must possess a basic proficiency in English, spelling and math.
  • Must be able to pay attention to details.
  • This could be an entry-level job. Ho