Activites Assistant

San Diego, California

Posted Aug 15, 2023

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$18-$19 / Hour

Employment Type

Full time



Role Overview

This position assists the Activity Director in establishing a program of activities hat is stimulating and that fosters a positive atmosphere through leisure activities that meet the spiritual, cultural, physical, intellectual and social needs of residents both inside and outside the Community.


Required Skills

Must be at least 18 years old Must have required health screening, TB clearance, and criminal record clearance This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, computer literacy, and experience working with the elderly. Must possess valid First Aid Certification, a valid license to drive a passenger vehicle, state required licenses, and a clean motor vehicle report. Must also be available for weekend coverage and on-call emergency situations on a rotating basis. Operate a VCR, DVD, and stereo system. Demonstrate positive attitude and ability to work well with all people, particularly the elderly. Demonstrate willingness to help other staff when needed. Promote positive work environment that emphasizes teamwork. Maintain mental alertness, attention, and concentration for necessary periods. Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic). Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards. Regularly required to sit and talk or listen. Able to stand, stoop and bend frequently, lift up to 50 pounds and push up to 50 pounds. Also, must have the ability to talk, hear, sit, use hands and fingers, handle/feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust the focus of the eyes. Possess adequate physical stamina to move freely about the Community and assist residents where needed, including in emergency situations. The physical demands described must be met by every employee. Reasonable accommodations may be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Support the mission, vision, and culture of the organization through positive communication and leadership. Contribute to Community relationships by demonstrating cooperation and professional conduct with residents, families, fellow employees, physicians, pharmacies and other vendors or persons. Contribute to team effort by being flexible in work assignments; by furnishing support; by taking initiative; and by understanding how this position affects and compliments all other Community positions. Able to maintain work pace appropriate to given work load. Perform activities on schedule while maintaining regular attendance and punctuality within specified tolerance. Approach all encounters with residents and employees in a friendly, service-oriented manner. Assist with planning and implementing events and activities. Promote residents' attendance at events and activities. Assist in preparation of activity calendar and input of newsletter. Conduct activity programs as assigned. Drive community van and bus. Assist residents entering and exiting van or bus. Assist with decorations for holidays and special occasions. Assist residents with gardening projects. Assist with group activities, sing-a-longs, exercise classes. Added Responsibilities: Respond appropriately to changes in the work setting. Perform other related assignments as required. Assist Community Relations Director with Large community events. Assist front desk, dining room, and yard work as needed. Demonstrate willingness to help other staff whenever needed. Be familiar with Villa Lorena Senior Living Policies & Procedures Manual and Villa Lorena Senior Living Employee Handbook.




Office Name

Villa Lorena Senior Living


14740 Via Fiesta


San Diego