Pacific Retirement Services

  • Activities Assistant (Part-time) - Assisted Living

    Job Location US-WI-Madison
    Job ID
    Nursing/Health Services
    Location/Org Data : Name
    Capitol Lakes
  • Overview

    Capitol Lakes is a vibrant Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the heart of downtown Madison, and a part of Pacific Retirement Services. Located a block off the capitol square, our residents enjoy a beautiful homelike atmosphere and have the finest amenities available within their own community. As a CARF accredited CCRC Capitol Lakes represents the leading edge of what is new in wellness and health care. Enjoy the benefits of working in our 85 bed, 5 Star, Skilled Nursing Facility that values patient centered care.


    We are currently seeking an Activities Assistant to assist the Activities Coordinator in administering recreation programs in the Assisted Living/ Memory Care facility.


    Schedule:   Part-time.   Hours vary.  Weekdays with alternating weekend shifts




    • Maintains a clean work area and picks-ups after each area of use.
    • Assist residents and families with arrangements of activities regarding parties, celebrations, musical groups, entertainment etc.
    • Coordinates performers, lecturers, etc for social activities.  
    • Orders supplies needed for programming within budget guidelines
    • Works to achieve and maintain good rapport in working relationships with co-workers, volunteers and groups of residents. Meets with residents in order to achieve their goals and objectives for programming needs. Serves as a liaison between residents, volunteers and staff here at Capitol Lakes Terraces.
    • Evaluates and continually improves the effectiveness of all programming and activities, monitors residents changing needs and making recommendations to Supervisors and clinical staff for modifications.
    • Create and implement activity plans that incorporates physical, spiritual, community, emotional, vocational and creative needs of residents
    • Assist in managing monies for residents in outings and van trips.
    • Orients and trains new volunteers who work with residents as well as follows up on issues related to effectiveness and appropriateness of these interactions.
    • Plans & Facilitate daily resident activities.
    • Assist new residents with their initial and continuing adjustments to life at Capitol Lakes Terraces.
    • Responsible for documenting activity and social participation for all residents.
    • Helps to arrange transportation for resident outings and solicits volunteers
    • Maintain the new resident photo’s for Terraces business office records
    • Completes resident activity assessment and ISP as directed by State CBRF code.
    • Monitors health needs of residents and coordinates with Supervisors and Nurse to ensure quality of residents services.
    • Perform all other duties as required or assigned.



    • Must have High School diploma or GED
    • Prefer to have a C.O.T.A. (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant certification) or 2 years at an accredited University with course work specific to health care, social work, education, psychology or related field.
    • Ability to communicate with and lead residents through a specialized activity.
    • Ability to understand oral and/or written activities.
    • Must have knowledge of Health Center activities to assist residents in their activities usually resulting from a college education, equivalent experience, or certification in a specific area.
    • Incumbent must be able to use good judgement and work independently toward goals as defined by the Activities Coordinator.
    • Job will require interactions with residents and staff. Interaction on occasion will include family members, trustees and outside community members dealing with resident issues.
    • Requires a high level of tact, confidentiality, persuasion and judgment.


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