About the Role

The Activities Assistant assists with Independent Living resident programs and activities, as well as carries out basic administrative duties.

What You’ll Do

  • Assist supervisor and co-workers with resident activities and programs within the community and trips away.
  • Ensure activity rooms, tables and chairs are set up properly and supplies are staged in advance of various resident activities including but not limited to sewing groups, arts and crafts, bingo, socials, card games, entertainment groups, and others as assigned.
  • Assist with preparation of newsletter including, but not limited to taking pictures, gathering information, and inserting graphics and text.
  • Perform wellness checks on residents.
  • Prepare for new residents, including, but not limited to, preparing Welcome Packet, contacting Resident Ambassador, updating resident spreadsheet, creating name tags, and labeling Message Center mailbox.
  • Maintain information on closed circuit TV.
  • Maintain files and computer records, and other types of information. Maintain project files.
  • Maintain accurate calendars.
  • Respond to internal and external requests for information and materials accurately and timely.
  • Make & distribute event posters as directed.
  • Participate in meetings and development training as required.
  • Assist all staff as requested.
  • Detect, correct, and immediately report situations that have potential to cause accidents or injuries to residents or staff.
  • Observe and immediately report resident symptoms, behaviors, or changes that have potential to adversely affect resident safety.
  • Perform all duties in a courteous manner and maintains excellence in customer service including but not limited to cheerfully greeting residents and visitors with a smile and exercising respect with co-workers.
  • Work successfully as part of a team; responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers.
  • Identify all other safety concerns and provides immediate correction or reports to the appropriate department for correction when additional assistance is needed.
  • Participate in in-service training.
  • Maintain compliance with all Buckner policies, procedures and requirements. Maintain compliance with all federal and state laws. Maintains compliance with all agency regulatory guidelines and requirements.
  • Accept special assignments and performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Required to safely transport community residents in company vehicles, with strict observance and compliance with state and city traffic regulations as well as assigned vehicle operating requirements.
  • If needed, fill in for receptionist.

What You’ll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Experience in work settings with senior adult population preferred.
  • Requires intermediate skills with basic Microsoft office products including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point. Ability and desire to learn new programs as assigned.
  • Must be age 21 or over to drive on behalf of Buckner.
  • Must be eligible to be insured under Buckner’s fleet insurance policy.
  • A clean driving record with a valid drivers license in the Stat of Texas
  • Requires ability to use up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or a small amount of force continuously to move objects.
  • Depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are critical and required as well as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to and far from the observer.
  • Requires ability to perform moderately difficult manipulation such as writing, typing; foot and hand-eye coordination required.
  • Requires ability to walk frequently; occasionally stand for prolonged periods of time; occasionally required to squat, climb, stairs, kneels and twist; sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Requires ability to speak clearly and make self understood in face-to-face interactions; to articulate with extreme accuracy and precision to give directions, speak on the phone, intercom, etc.
  • Requires ability to receive verbal instructions, answer phones, etc. with some background noise.
  • Requires ability to concentrate on moderate to fine detail with some interruption; ability to attend to tasks/functions for more than 60 minutes at a time.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with prospective residents, co-workers, vendors, residents, and referral source contacts.
  • Requires ability to drive assigned vehicles with appropriate state license following all laws applicable.
  • Requires commitment to Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally.
  • Requires sufficiently good health to properly discharge duties. Employees shall not be permitted to work who have infectious disease or skin lesion, for the duration of the communicability.

Job Perks
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Medical and Dental benefits for employees and their eligible dependents;
  • Life insurance;
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits;
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays;
  • Retirement Savings Plan; and
  • The 5Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.

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