Activity Assistant

at Acadia Healthcare in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Organize, lead and promote interest in recreational activities to patients and their families.

Serve as a resource for new patients introducing them to other participants and staff, explaining programs, rules and encouraging participation.

Explain the rules of activities and instruct participants at a variety of skill levels.

Document activities in the patient record per facility requirements.

Seek supervision and support when complications arise in dealing with a patient either in an individual or group setting.

Enforce safety rules to prevent injury and modify activities to suit the needs of specific groups.

Organize and set up the equipment that is used in recreational activities.




+ Problem Solving: Some Knowledge

+ Planning & Organizing: Some Knowledge

+ Oral Communication: Some Knowledge

+ Written Communication: Some Knowledge

+ Customer Focus: Some Knowledge

+ Safety Minded: Some Knowledge

+ Computer – Word: Some Knowledge

+ Attention to Detail: Some Knowledge



+ Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

+ Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

+ Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

+ Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

+ Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

+ Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



+ Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers

+ Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

+ Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe

+ Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

+ Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

+ Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



+ Bachelors or better in Psychology

Licenses & Certifications


+ Cert Thera Rec Spec



+ 1 year: Therapeutic recreation

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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Job Posting: JC192626814

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Oct 26, 2021