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Activities Assistant - Skilled Nursing - Anchorage, AK #7874537

Company: Prestige Care, Inc

Date: 04/07/2021

City: Anchorage, AK

Employment type: Full-time

At Prestige, we offer a dynamic and collaborative environment where you will not only make a difference in the lives of others every day; you have the opportunity to grow professionally, learn new skills and advance your career.

Benefits Suite:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • HSA/FSA Accounts
  • Employer Paid Group Life and AD&D insurance
  • 401(k) plan with w/Company Match
  • Paid Vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Commitment to career development: Mentorship, Continuing Education, and Professional Development Programs, Nursing Assistant Classes
  • Scholarship/Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Employee Discounts: Cell Service, Theme Parks and much more!
  • Benefit options may vary depending on community.


Position Details:

Status: Full-Time/Part-Time/On-Call

Shift: Day/Evening/NOC

Schedule: Various

Working Hours Start: Various

Working Hours End: Various

What does the Activities Assistant do?

If you want a highly impactful, fun, difference making job…this is for you! In the Activities Assistant role, in short, you would be coordinating, planning and help execute many events to bring joy to our residents' lives to help them thrive.

Why join the Prestige Care Family in the Activities Assistant role and what can we offer you?

  • The activities and programming you will help develop and run will bring a sense of security, community and fun to our residents' lives.
  • Strong promote from within culture, with the Activities Assistant role as a great starting point in the skilled nursing/assisted living/memory care space.
  • You would get to interact with our wonderful residents, working in a home-like setting.
  • Work with a high performing care team focused on loving and serving seniors.
  • Our 35+ year old, family-owned and operated organization (with over 80 locations in 8 states) means we aren't too small, but not too big. You are known here.

In this job, every day you will…

  1. Assist in carrying out the life enrichment programs as identified in the monthly calendar and as instructed by the Activities Director, including making sure copies of the calendar are posted throughout the care center and available to each resident, his or her families, and friends.

  2. Provide one-to-one programming for residents who cannot participate in a group setting.

  3. Assist in decorating for the holidays with the help of residents and the volunteers and helps carryout special events.

  4. Coordinates with the Activities Director and other staff as necessary to bring residents to and from activities and events.

  5. Maintain life enrichment equipment and supplies, and organizes the activities storage areas in an orderly and clean manner.

  6. Assist in carrying out a life enrichment activity in the absence of the Activities Director.

  7. Assist with quarterly special events that include residents, families, friends and the community at large.

Education & Experience you need to qualify:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • You will need to complete a state certified activities training program or having one or more years of direct programming experience with older adults is helpful.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • You will need the ability to speak effectively before groups of residents, staff and volunteers.
  • Valid commercial Class B drivers license, and access to a private vehicle for business use may be required.

Ways you can advance beyond the Activities Assistant role:

Once you master this role, you could consider the Activities Director, Life Enrichment Assistant (assisted living), Life Enrichment Director (assisted living), Central Supply Coordinator, or other higher level clinical jobs (Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, etc.) with higher levels of education.

EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED – At Prestige, it is our promise to personally touch lives every day. It is a philosophy of caring based on our core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect, that are at the center of all that we do. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents all of us, coming from different experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. Inclusion is the way we treat one another and how we celebrate what makes us different.

Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage

THE LOCATION Located in East Anchorage at 9100 Centennial Circle, the 102-bed skilled nursing care community at Prestige Care & Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage boasts an exceptional leadership team, numerous recent awards for quality of care, and a commitment to employee satisfaction. If you are looking for a fun, teamwork-focused culture in a home-like environment (with the occasional parking lot moose!), look no further!

At Prestige Care Anchorage we recognize that managers on the ground are what really drive work culture and are committed to our belief in "working managers"—no leaders missing-in-action here! The Anchorage leadership team is invested in a promote-from-within mentality and their dedication to staffing excellence is evident—zero use of agency staff two years in a row! Additionally, our team members enjoy an amazing benefits package and generous PTO plan (take a month in your first year).

Under the leadership of Senior Administrator Tammy Rose, team members of Prestige Care Anchorage take pride in acknowledgement at a national and state-level for their commitment to the health and well-being of their residents and patients. In addition to receiving Overall 5 Stars Quality Rating from CMS, Prestige Care Anchorage was recently recognized for the following:2020 Long Term Care Frontline Fighters Patient Safety Award - Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA)2020 Tier 3 Certificate of Achievement Quality Initiative Recognition Program – AHCA/NCAL2020, 2018 National Quality Bronze Award - AHCA/NCAL2020-21 Best Nursing Home – US News2019, 2018 Nursing Home Quality Excellence Award – Mountain-Pacific Quality Health2018 Innovation in Transformation Award – ASHNHA As a team member at Prestige Care Anchorage, you join a group dedicated to community involvement and support. Our robust partnerships with University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su and Anchorage School Districts, and Nightingale College provide great clinical experiences for CNA and nursing students—we also have our own in-house CNA program! We also participate in a variety of events yearly based on staff and resident interests—past events have included Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, Fur Rondy's Outhouse Races and Running of the Reindeer, and Relay for Life.


Prestige Care is a family of over 75 skilled nursing + post-acute care centers, as well as assisted living and memory care communities in 8 Western states. We are an organization of over 5,000 team members who serve thousands of residents, where we have the privilege of personally touching their lives every day.

We have four core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect that guide everything that we do. With a strong commitment to career development and advancement, Prestige Care is an employer that can help you achieve your career goals and objectives. With a healthcare career at Prestige Care, you will enjoy a collaborative, team-oriented environment where your work truly matters at the end of every day.

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