Activity Aide resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Responsible Activity Aide with more than 2 years of expertise developing top-notch skills in planning and caring for clients abilities. Astute professional experienced in adult day care. Ready to take on challenges for exciting new role. Energetic professional promoting care and well being through a career spent working with all types of personalities. Looking for an Activity Aide position where compassion and an enthusiastic personality will be highly valued. Attentive Activity Aide planning and implementing therapeutic activities and programs under supervision of activity coordinator. Dedicated to facilitating socialization, recreation and independent living skills. Excellent communication and relationship-building skills. Well-rounded yet effective Activity Aide well-trained to manage issues and remain level-headed. Offering over 2 years of expertise handling activities for organizations in the Adult day care program. An enthusiastic personality with skills in activities and well being of clients. Dedicated to providing every user with safe and enjoyable recreational activities. People-person with strong communication skills, upbeat nature and organized approach to handling program operations. Physically fit with stamina to handle demanding work. Hardworking Recreational Leader well-versed in creating and directing events. Proficient in budget, safety and administrative concerns. Offering 2 years of experience building programs, promoting engagement and delivering quality community recreational activities.

  • Client relationships
  • Event supervision
  • Activities Planning
  • Event planning
  • Activity coordination
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Organization
  • Supervision
  • Team management
  • Planning and coordination
  • Problem resolution
  • Project organization
  • Relationship development
  • Communications
  • Team building
  • Inventory management
  • Customer service
  • Business operations
  • First Aid/CPR
Education and Training
Freeport Area Senior High School Freeport, Il, Expected in 01/1983 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Highland Community College Freeport, IL Expected in 02/2019 Food Sanitation Certificate : - GPA :
FHN , Expected in 03/2019 CPR And First Aid : - GPA :
Promedica Senior Care - Activity Aide
Coral Springs, FL, 10/2018 - 07/2020
  • Worked with activity director to create new programs and goals designed to meet operational needs.
  • Supported positive socialization within groups and activities to promote respect among all participants.
  • Carefully detailed rules for how to play games so everyone in attendance could participate.
  • Assisted with activity assessments and evaluations to develop curriculum.
  • Worked with participants to develop skills needed for independent daily living.
  • Established daily routines to keep tasks on schedule, communicating clear expectations to all parties.
  • Drove excitement for activities by encouraging everyone to fully participate.
  • Oversaw activities and events for 20 to 30 individuals on daily basis.
  • Set up decorations, equipment and food service stands for various entertainment activities.
  • Explained principles, techniques and safety requirements of different activities to participants to prevent injury.
  • Adjusted activity plans to better engage users of differing ability or interest levels.
  • Remained cognizant of camper dietary restrictions and allergies, confirming proper snacks and meals were distributed to each camper.
  • Assisted with transporting and escorting program participants to, from and within program activity locations and on external trips.
  • Planned, organized, facilitated and promoted diverse recreational programs.
  • Observed participants for signs of physical distress and rendered aid, including stopping activities and providing basic medical care.
  • Advertised for upcoming events to promote engagement and involvement.
  • Organized and lead variety of small and large group activities, including physical, craft and outdoor activities.
  • Developed events and programs in consideration of needs, abilities and interests of participants.
  • Gathered, prepared, operated and maintained all equipment and supplies necessary for planned activities.
  • Developed and implemented craft, outings and meals and snack activities for members.
  • Organized and lead 2 hour or more activities such as games and crafts for groups of up to 30 participants.
  • Mediated conflicts between campers by redirection and communication.
  • Helped participants enjoy activities while ensuring adherence to protocol.
  • Promoted fun, safe and inclusive environment by monitoring activity of campers to identify and address behavioral issues.
Skillz - Personal assistant
Portland, OR, 04/2011 - 06/2018
  • Organized and administered medications on clear schedules to help alleviate symptoms and optimize quality of life.
  • Planned optimal meals based on established nutritional plans, including shopping for ingredients and cooking dishes.
  • Assisted patients with transitioning between beds, wheelchairs and automobiles, providing consistent and safe mobility support.
  • Supervised and supported activities of daily living such as medication administration and personal hygiene.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment to promote client happiness and safety.
  • Ran errands for clients and transported to appointments to maintain wellness and support daily living needs.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with each patient to facilitate best possible care and assistance.
  • Dressed, groomed and fed patients with limited physical abilities to efficiently handle basic needs.
  • Worked to improve patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Observed patient vital signs and medication reactions, reporting any health concerns or behavioral changes.
  • Pleasantly greeted patients and families and displayed enthusiastic, compassionate attitude, effectively establishing long-term professional relationships.
  • Furnished personal care to clients within private home settings and championed patient independence and well-being.
  • Assisted disabled individuals to foster independence while still closely monitoring safety at all times.
  • Administered all necessary medications as directed by care plan.
  • Planned and prepared nutritious meals and snacks to meet client dietary requirements such as diabetic, low sodium and high protein.
  • Oversaw and planned resident schedules by coordinating doctor appointments, exercise routines, recreational activities and family visits.
  • Monitored medications for patients with various conditions, including dementia and short term memory loss and kept watchful eye for side effects.
  • Helped clients stay happy and healthy by providing mental and emotional support.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
Steak N Shake Co - Waitress Bartender and Hostess
Lakeland, FL, 09/2005 - 09/2017
  • Completed opening and closing checklists by emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
  • Maximized beverage sales by suggesting appropriate food and drink pairings to suit unique customer preferences.
  • Served plated dinners, buffet-style dinners and passed hors d'oeuvres for parties.
  • Arranged each place setting attractively, using clean, chip-free plates and utensils.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts to customers.
  • Applied safe food handling and optimal cleaning strategies to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts to boost performance of serving staff.
  • Communicated with event coordinators to verify appropriate and adequate accommodations for larger parties.
  • Attended to new customers quickly to inquire about drinks and start off dining experience with prompt beverage service.
  • Greeted customers, assisted with questions and made recommendations concerning daily specials, wine selections and desserts to guide patrons toward more profitable items.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Answered phone inquiries to schedule and confirm reservations, record takeout orders and respond to service questions.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and new food and beverage offerings to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and menu offerings such as appetizers, entrees and desserts.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Increased sales of key menu items through effective upselling.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff frequently to stay up-to-date on supply availability and potential customer wait times.
Pizza Hut - Manager
City, STATE, 09/1989 - 09/2003
  • Increased safety awareness among employees, resulting in zero injuries.
  • Established and created training programs to enhance employee knowledge of best practices, resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
  • Assigned tasks to associates to fit skill levels and maximize team performance.
  • Trained current employees on additional job positions to maintain coverage of roles at all times.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Opened and closed store by processing daily paperwork, balancing register drawers, producing staffing schedules and preparing deposits.
  • Recruited and hired qualified candidates to fill team vacancies by posting openings in local newspapers, job boards and sharing details via social media platforms.
  • Monitored supplier operations to verify quality, delivery schedule and conformance to contract specifications.
  • Maintained ongoing system for development, recruitment, recognition and retention of store crew and management.
  • Greeted and encouraged feedback from customers, using feedback to implement positive changes within store.
  • Decreased costs significantly by negotiating with vendors and suppliers for better prices.
  • Conducted inventory counts by assessing current state of inventory integrity against target accuracy levels and tracking variances.

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School Attended

  • Freeport Area Senior High School
  • Highland Community College
  • FHN

Job Titles Held:

  • Activity Aide
  • Personal assistant
  • Waitress Bartender and Hostess
  • Manager


  • High School Diploma
  • Food Sanitation Certificate
  • CPR And First Aid

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