Activities Assistant (Assisted Living & Dementia Unit) PT

Garden City, New York
The Bristal at Garden City
16.00  Hourly
Part Time / Casual
Day or Evening

At the present time we are looking for a creative, hands on Recreation Activities Assistant to assist in presenting and coordinating recreational programs for our Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Resident's.

  • Assist Residents in their adjustments to a new concept of lifestyle as well as in the continuation of interests, hobbies and activities they may have previously pursued
  • Assist planning trips to various suitable destinations, i.e.., art galleries, theater, music, racetracks, sports events, religious and cultural programs
  • Help prepare, print and distribute copies of monthly calendar, newsletters and memos to Residents
  • Assists in developing new and stimulating activities and encourage and coordinate Resident involvement
  • Perform planned activities in the absence of the Recreation Director
  • Maintain knowledge of Residents' backgrounds, hobbies, special interests, and languages spoken, etc., and uses this knowledge to encourage Resident involvement


  • One year prior experience working a geriatric population. (Alzheimer's/Dementia population experience a plus)
  • At least 6 months of Recreation (art therapy, music therapy) or event leadership experience preferably in an Assisted Living/Long Term Care or similar industry setting


  • Outgoing, warm and caring personality
  • Ability to create a program to get Residents involved and excited
  • Dependable and able to supervise activities, special events and excursions for the Residents
  • Creative talents in one or more areas such as art, music, readings, dance, etc
  • Well groomed and properly attired, professional attitude
  • Demonstrates good listening and communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead classes/instructional learning sessions and speak in front of a group setting with ease and clarity
  • High school diploma or equivalent at a minimum