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Activities Assistant in Manhattan, KS at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    2800 Willow Grove Road
    Manhattan, KS
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


Responsible for implementing individual and group activities based on the needs and interest of the resident(s).


  • Escorts residents to scheduled day, evening and weekend activities within the ministry.
  • Assists residents during activities.
  • Attends and assists residents on ministry outings.
  • Implements plan of care in relation to activities as appropriate to the level of living.
  • Documents and manages 'Activity Daily Sheets' for activity participation.
  • Participates in the organizing and scheduling of community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • N/A

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience working with the elderly
  • Minimum of two years unencumbered driving record required, preferably with an older adult, physically challenged population.


  • Required for LTC, Preferred for Assisted Living - Valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in the state which employed.
  • CPR Certification preferred for Assisted Living; required for LTC upon hire, or obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Must have a current, unrestricted driver’s license in the state which employed.


  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results.
  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.
  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.
  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self- motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

50 LBS

  • Ability to access all areas of the ministry throughout the work day.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, 25 pounds frequently and 7 pounds constantly.
  • Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift or transfer objects over 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds above the head.
  • Requires constant hand grasp and finger dexterity; frequent standing, walking, pushing and repetitive leg and arm movements, occasional bending, reaching forward and overhead, crouching and kneeling.
  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position.
  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.
  • Frequently able to communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as voices and phone calls.
  • Frequently able to use all types of vision, such as close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception, to complete daily tasks.
  • Constantly required to detect unusual odors that could indicate environmental issues.

Via Christi Villages / Ascension Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status.


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