Activity Aide I

Recruitment #040819-MDCB01-351400

Summary Statement

The incumbent will be responsible for providing recreational activities for clients in a Long Term Care Program, including planning, organizing and conducting group and individual activities, such as: games, music, trips, dances, arts and crafts. Other duties include: developing activity treatment/goal attainment plans for clients; conducting initial and ongoing activity assessments; maintaining program records; driving a van and assuming responsibility for client safety on trips; working with community groups, recreational facilities to schedule and coordinate activities; and motivating clients to participate in activities.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Oversees and instructs clients/patients in a variety of activities such as games, music, athletics, arts and crafts, swimming and exercise programs.
  • Plans and organizes trips and special events.
  • Observes and records progress, problems and/or incidents.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing client/patient assessments and interest surveys.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements approved activities treatment or goal attainment plan.  Participate as a member of the treatment team.
  • Performs minor maintenance such as cleaning, lubricating and making mechanical adjustment to activity equipment.  Requisitions needed supplies.
  • May drive van or school bus and/or assume responsibility for the care and safety of patients/clients on trips outside the facility.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Activity Aide I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of conducting group activities.
  2. Knowledge of working with persons with disabilities.
  3. Knowledge of applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  4. Knowledge of narrative report writing.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.    

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

Upon a conditional offer, the applicant must undergo a pre-employment base line two step tuberculin skin test (TST) as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.