Activity Assistant

Posted on August 10, 2023
SEIU 775
Starting at 
 per hour
Tacoma, WA
Applications accepted until position filled


  • Set up, implement, and clean up resident group and individual activities
  • Coordinate with other departments as necessary and in conjunction with resident care plans
  • Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and indicate the resident’s response to the service
  • Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, report, etc., and submitting such to the Activity Director as required
  • Supervise scheduled resident smoking breaks outdoors to ensure the safety of residents
  • Distribute smoking materials belonging to each resident
  • Ensure residents do not leave the smoking area with cigarettes or lighters in their possession
  • Report any risks and consequences while smoking to nursing personnel immediately



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Active and valid Driver’s License
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Able to self-direct, switch directions, and complete tasks despite frequent interruptions
  • Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Able to sit, stand, and walk frequently throughout the work day
  • Possess patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as being willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning
About the employer: Avamere

Avamere started as a skilled nursing community in Hillsboro, Oregon in 1995. With a progressive agenda to keep seniors healthy, independent, and in their home of choice for as long as practical, founder Rick Miller and his team grew Avamere to what it is today: a group of independent healthcare companies working together to enhance the life of every person we serve.

About your union: SEIU 775

SEIU 775 represents more than 45,000 long-term care workers providing quality home care, nursing home care, and residential services in Washington and Montana.

Since being founded in 2002, by uniting together, standing strong, and making our voices heard, caregivers have doubled wages – and experienced caregivers earn even more. But we’re not stopping there! Every time we go back to the bargaining table, we’re fighting for better wages, healthcare, PTO, paid family leave, L&I, retirement, and the right for those we care for to live dignified lives.

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