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					                 BEDFORD COUNTY
                       ACTIVITY AIDE
                              (PART-TIME)



Applications are being accepted for a Part-Time Activity Aide to work at the
Bedford County Nursing Home located at 1229 County Farm Road (located off of
Falling Creek Road), Bedford, Virginia. Candidate should be energetic, creative and
flexible; have long term care experience; have a love for working with the
geriatric population. Some weekend and evening work is required.

Starting salary range is $15,600 - $17,160. Applications and job descriptions are
available on our website: www.co.bedford.va.us and are also available from the
Bedford County Human Resources Department, Bedford County Administration
Building, 122 East Main Street, 2nd Floor, Bedford, VA 24523, (540) 586-7601.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Only interviewed candidates
will be notified when position is filled. EOE, ADA
                                    ACTIVITY AIDE
                                     Nursing Home


Grade: 1
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Human Resources
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GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:

Provides assistance to Activities Director in the development, implementation and
coordination of social and recreational programs at the Bedford County Nursing Home;
does related work as required.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Activities Director. Position requires
the implementation of various resident oriented activities for the benefit of improving the
social and health environment of the Home. Position has significant contact with the
public and requires some independence in conducting activities and programs.


TYPICAL TASKS:

       Leads social and recreational programs to include both group and individual
       activities;
       Assists in selecting reading materials, crafts, writing materials, games, etc.;
       Supervises games, crafts, musical programs, parties, church services, resident
       outings and other activities under the leadership of the Activities Director;
       Transports residents to and from activities;
       Provides input for resident care plan conference;
       Develops and maintains good rapport with other departments;
       Decorates facility;
       Performs preparation duties;
       Provides general assistance to nurses in attending to needs of the residents;
       Provides input in developing departmental policies and procedures;
       Performs other duties as directed;
       Implements programs which will assist in achieving and maintaining the highest
       level of functioning of residents;
       Implements reality orientation programs;
       Provides input into development and maintenance of records, plans, reports and
       evaluations of the activities program and resident participation;
       Maintains compliance with rules and regulations for licensure of nursing homes
       and medicaid standards.
Activity Aide – (cont.)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

General knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of therapeutic recreational
and social programs; general knowledge of the specialized needs of the nursing home
clientele; ability to develop effective social and recreational programs; ability to establish
and maintain effective working relationships with residents, volunteers, other employees
and residents' families; ability to communicate ideas effectively orally and in writing; ability
to prepare records and reports.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited
high school and some experience in working with the public and/or knowledge of
geriatrics.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.