Activity Aide Skilled Nursing Facility
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description

Basic Function

To carry out activities which meet the needs of all residents.

Essential Duties

  1. Assist in planning and implementation of individual and group activities.
  2. Carries out activities part of care plan.
  3. Incorporates residents’ interests into activities and discussion.
  4. Gives residents opportunities for choices and self-expression.
  5. Makes contact with each resident on his/her unit daily.
  6. Makes suggestions for new and varied activities.
  7. Identifies and provides adaptive devices for those with sensory deficits (i.e., large-print books, tape recorders).
  8. Promotes self-esteem and social interaction with residents.
  9. Provides activities for those with special needs (i.e., depressed terminally ill, bedridden).
  10. Encourages participation and involvement of all residents.
  11. Posts monthly and weekly schedules per Activity Director.
  12. Updates and changes schedules and R. O. boards per Activity Director.
  13. Prepares for and participates in resident care conference.
  14. Maintains a clean work and storage area.
  15. Uses proper body mechanics
  16. Follows proper infection control practices.
  17. Observes for resident safety when in resident care areas.
  18. Charts legibly, with standard grammar and spelling.
  19. Adheres to legal requirements and proper policies and procedures in documentation.
  20. Prepares sites and materials for activities.
  21. Maintains equipment in safe and functional condition.
  22. Treats residents and staff with respect and dignity.
  23. Adheres to all facility and department safety policies and procedures.

Supervision Received

Receives supervision from Activity Director.


  1. No convictions for abuse, neglect or mistreatment or for misappropriation of property.
  2. Prompt and regular attendance.


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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to read, write and make simple calculations and follow oral and written directions.

Physical Requirements

Note:  In terms of an 8 hour workday, “Occasionally” equals 1% to 33%; “Frequently,” 34% to 66%; “Continuously,” 67% to 100%.
 1.  Employee’s job requires:
  Not at all Occasionally Frequently Continuously
Bend Stoop     X  
Squat   X    
Crawl   X    
Climb-Height   X    
Reach above shoulder level   X    
Crouch   X    
Kneel   X    
Balance   X    
Push/Pull     X  
2.  Lifting requirements:
  Never Occasionally Frequently Continuously
Up to 10 lbs     X  
11 – 24 lbs   X    
25 – 34 lbs   X    
35 – 50 lbs   X    
51 – 74 lbs   X    
75 – 100 lbs X      
3.  Job requires employees to use hands for repetitive action such as:
  Simple Grasping Firm Grasping Fine Manipulation
Right Yes Yes Yes
Left Yes Yes Yes
4.  Employees job requires:
  Yes No Comments
Working on unprotected heights   X  
Being around moving machinery   X  
Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity X    
Driving automotive equipment X   Out trips
Exposure to dust, fumes and gases X    
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Working Conditions

  1. Works in well lighted and noisy area.
  2. Subject to interruptions.
  3. Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal agency personnel and residents.
  4. Occasionally subject to hostile, emotionally upset residents.
  5. Provided with necessary protective equipment and devices.
  6. Frequent change between hot and cold work areas.
This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, working conditions, etc., present in the classification.  It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title.  It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities nor is it intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind and level of difficulty.


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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