Community Activities Aide-CNA, Part-time

Forest County Potawatomi

POSITION TITLE:Community Activities Aide-CNA, Part-time
DEPARTMENT:Activities- Caring Place
SUPERVISOR:Elderly Activities Coordinator

Position Summary:

Under general direction of the Elderly Activities Coordinator, assists the Activity Coordinator and Activity Aide to provide group events/outings for the FCP elder population on or near the FCP reservation.  Duties will involve personal contact with a diverse population and a varied schedule that includes some weekends, evenings and holidays.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with driving and/or accompanying elders to recreational, cultural or educational events/outings.
  • Assists Tribal Elders with ADLs as needed.
  • Assist with activities as needed.
  • Able to work a changing schedule related added events/outings and dates.
  • Completes required forms and documents in accordance with policy, state and/or federal regulations.
  • Must be able to travel; some overnights and long trips will be required.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED. Certified Nursing Assistant Required.  Will consider LPN.  Must complete medication pass certification within six months (through in-house training program).  One year activity experience preferred Experience working with an elderly population preferred.  A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License with no restrictions. Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, and background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of recreational activities principles and objectives as they relate to the elder population.
  • Knowledge of supplies and equipment once trained.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards, safe working practices, and safety precautions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people and personalities in a diverse community.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
  • Ability to interact with elders of diverse backgrounds and interests.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures, as well as other policies and procedures.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and handles emergency situations well.
  • Ability to work independently and follow scheduled plans.
  • Ability to transport activity participants safely
  • Ability to occasionally travel overnight

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit, stand and walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level and in indoor and outside environments with moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.   Work environment involves exposure to hazards or physical risks, and requires following basic safety precautions.  Work may be stressful at times. Evening and/or weekend work may be required.  Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required


 Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license and be authorized as eligible for coverage under the Tribe’s Insurance prior to an actual start date. *Must maintain a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license as a condition of employment. *Must pass a background check, which will be performed on all applicants. *Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening.

As authorized by Federal Law, the Forest County Potawatomi Community reserves the right to exercise preference in hiring for qualified Tribal members/Indians in connection with all job openings.



POSTED:     4-12-18

CLOSING:   Until Filled

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