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Brightview Senior Living Activities Assistant in Tenafly, New Jersey

Activities Assistant


Brightview Tenafly





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Position Type:

PT2- Part Time (<15 hrs/week)


Weekends, Day Shift

Other Shift:

POSITION SUMMARY: Creates a vibrant living environment by engaging residents in a variety of activities to stimulate and support spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional wellness.

Essential job duties include the following:

  •  Consistently and genuinely demonstrates the STARS principles of Service, Teamwork, Action, Reputation and Success in all activities and interactions.

  • Assists with the planning and implementation of spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural, and emotional programming for residents that is consistent with Brightview standards and focused on residents’ unique needs and interests.

  •  Promotes and communicates upcoming community events and opportunities to residents, families, and associates.

  •  Takes ownership of timely set up and breakdown for events, including preparing materials, effective staging, and coordination with other departments.

  •  Consistently engages with residents to identify their preferences, hobbies, curiosities, needs, and interests; recommends programming and connections accordingly.

  •  Drives community vehicles and/or accompanies residents to and from outside activities and appointments to ensure residents’ engagement and safety.

  •  Participates in developing professional communication pieces such as newsletters, emails to families, and daily event postings, to promote community events and share success stories.

  •  Assists to develop, organize and ensure delivery of the community’s monthly newsletter to residents.

  •  Participates in and attends all required in-service training and education programs as scheduled.

  •  Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

There are no supervisory responsibilities in this position.


  •  One to three years’ experience in a customer service oriented role and a four year college degree in gerontology, teaching, hospitality, or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

  •  Advanced computer skills including proficiency in MS Office Suite, audiovisual technology, and web applications; ability to quickly master new technology and applications.

  •  Demonstrated ability to quickly connect with diverse individuals and to engage and motivate others.

  •  Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

  •  Strong customer orientation to older adults.

  •  Positive attitude, enthusiasm and energy.

  •  Ability to effectively communicate in English.

  •  Must possess an approved DOT physical or ability to get one prior to hire. (start date may be delayed to obtain)

  •  Must be 21 or older and possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record in good standing.