Being the Activity Assistant isn’t all fun and games, as they say. Being able to provide the residents with the quality of care they deserve takes experience and education. This course is designed to provide the Activity Assistant with the tools needed to competently carry out their duties as well as providing a level of support to the Activity Director that is required for a successful department. The goal of this course is to guide the Activity Assistant through what will be needed and expected of them while also suggesting ways they might go above and beyond to utilize their skill sets in other ways beneficial to the Director and residents. Upon completion the Activity Assistant will have more confidence in themselves, their jobs, and their ability to positively affect the lives of those they serve.
- Understand the Activity Assistant’s Job Description/Specifications/Essential Duties.
- How to better understand the residents and their needs.
- Understand activity programs and the effect each type is expected to deliver.
- How to plan an activity from start to finish.
- Understand what is legal and in compliance within your department.
- Understand the different Activity Terms and how they are used.
- Understand how to utilize pertinent Activity Forms, such as the Activities RAP Guidelines, Activity Program Description, Activity Analysis, Activity Participation Record, Multi-Departmental, and more..
Federal and State guidelines require Activity Professionals to train all disciplines on how to assure that each resident gets a great quality of life. However, in all types of care settings, this can be a challenge for even the most accomplished Activity Professional. This course will teach you a variety of ways to inspire, encourage and lead your team, as well as passing on that inspiration to different disciplines too. You will have the opportunity to learn how to train in a short amount of time, how to structure in-services, and how to keep Activities at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
Utilize our easy to print format in the Click N Print section to make a quick reference binder with all of the activities provided within this online workshop!
Understand why training is important and how adult learners learn
Learn how to plan appropriate in-services with your Activities team
Learn how to train other department staff, including different approaches
Learn how to successfully document your trainings
Find ideas and templates of how to get you started and maintain your training
The importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to quality of life
Documenting your trainings
Examples to get you started
Designed to assist you in your search for a career change to the Activities Profession. If you are considering becoming an Activity Director, Activity Assistant or want to have information about the profession, then this is the course for you. It will also assist you in becoming an Activity Director Provisionally Certified (ADCP) through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, NCCAP which is recognized internationally as the premier certification for the profession.
Upon successful completion of the six-week course you will have 30 clock hours of continuing education, which you can apply toward your ADCP. You can then complete the Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1 and Part 2. These three components can then be applied toward you becoming an Activity Professional
- The student will understand the history of the profession and OBRA
- The student will understand the Continuum of Care and the variety of options for an Activity Professional
- The student will understand the Ftag 248 and Ftag 249 and its implications in the delivery of activities services.
- The student will research the various disabilities/chronic illnesses that they may encounter in the delivery of activities services as well as adapt programs to meet the resident’s needs.
- The student will develop an Activities Assessment as well as implement the assessment process. The student will also learn planning skills based upon the completed assessment to better understand Person Centered Care.
- The student will be exposed to the documentation required for skilled nursing facilities and comprehend the extent that one must complete the documentation in a timely manner.