Senior Center Activities Assistant

Job Description

Neighborhood Health Association (NHA), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), is the largest community health center system in Northwest Ohio with partnerships that include ProMedica, Mercy Health, and University of Toledo Medical Center. NHA has grown from a single location in 1969 to 12 medical and dental clinics throughout Lucas County. Today we operate multiple health centers including pediatrics, adult medicine, dental services, and health care for the homeless, women’s health center, senior centers and a full service pharmacy with lab services on site.

For more than 50 years, NHA has placed a strong focus on prevention and empowering individual responsibility in managing their health care and overall well-being. Our services are acutely responsive to the needs of everyone throughout the communities we serve, providing excellent care and the best health practices.

General Function/Essential Responsibilities:

  • schedule and coordinate events; planning and facilitating daily, weekly, and monthly events to encourage socialization, relaxation, and recreation
  • Implementing activities that accommodate those with special needs
  • create and handle the logistics for daily, weekly, and monthly events in an effort to engage clients,
  • Handling logistics to make the event possible, such as making phone calls, advertising, managing inventory and budgets, training and motivating volunteers or employees, and coordinating transportation.
  • Observing participants at events to gauge their enjoyment and obtain their feedback to improve events.
  • Keeping records regarding event planning resources, participant interest, and other notable information, such as injuries or behavioral incidents.
  • Reporting medical concerns or observations.
  • Ensuring that events are well-provisioned, event staff is trained and prepared, and that the event takes place on time and within budget.
  • Providing participants with instructions for the event.
  • Adhering to and enforcing all safety procedures
  • speak to participants to get feedback, manage employees, volunteers and resources, and deliver fun, safe events while on time and under budget,
  • be detail-oriented and possess excellent interpersonal and time management skills,
  • engage community outreach and education in ensuring that all area Seniors know about and have access to services


  • Degree or certification in recreational, geriatric or activities therapy,
  • Minimum of 2 years working in an urban area
  • Minimum of 2 years working in culturally diverse and low income environments
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening.
  • Physical fitness, ability to walk, dance, stand, lift, or meet other physical demands.
  • Adaptability and strong organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent resource management, computer, record keeping, interpersonal, decision making, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Documented patience and compassion when dealing with others, especially those who are sick, injured or elderly.
  • Flexibility to work when needed, especially evenings, weekends, or early mornings.
  • Willingness to adhere to and enforce all safety policies and procedures.

Excellent benefits including Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Life Insurance, PTO and 10 paid holidays. Salary based on experience

We are a drug free workplace, and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we empower and educate, aggressively working to eliminate health care inequities, while supporting personal responsibility for one’s own health regardless of the ability to pay.

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