Job Information

Good Samaritan Society Activity Assistant in Canton, South Dakota

Location: Good Samaritan Society Canton
Address: 1022 N Dakota St, Canton, SD 57013-1004 USA
Employment Type: Full-Time
Shift: Day

Job Summary

  • This is a Full Time Day position including some evenings and every other weekend.

  • Come join our growing, family orientated community, not far from Sioux Falls and is considered the County Seed

  • Team orientated environment and culture, with opportunities for growth

  • This Full Time position offers great benefits; Paid Holidays, PTO, 401k w/match, Health, Dental, Vision, and many more

  • We are now conducting virtual interviews to provide safety to our residents and staff members. Support your community and apply today!

Job Responsibilities

  • This position is responsible for providing activities that meet residents’ needs.

  • Assist in developing plans for programming that meet residents' needs.

  • Evaluate effectiveness of programming.

  • Lead or assist with conducting programming.

  • Encourage community involvement in location and work with volunteers.

  • Keep activity area free of hazards.

  • Keep potentially harmful substances in locked storage and discards properly.

  • Follow appropriate and adequate safety measures while on outings.

  • Assure residents are supervised at all times while in planned groups/outings, etc.


  • Prior work experience in long term care is preferred; other pertinent experience includes working in any confined environment-hospitals, prison, school, hospice, day care, group home, residential care, or psychiatric setting

  • Completion of an activity training program or ability to complete such program approved by the location and the state in which the location is located is necessary

  • Ability and desire to be creative in adapting programs and supplies to meet individual resident needs

  • If assigned on Alzheimer’s Unit, training in working with residents with dementia; training for communication skills in working with visually/hearing impaired, aphasic residents or other specific disabilities (stroke, CHF, etc.) and validation techniques are preferred

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive, employee-approved benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. The variety of benefits include health benefits, a retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, voluntary benefits and much more! To review all of the great benefits and benefit eligibility, visit https//

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. For more information including state-specific protections, please visit https//

Req ID: req47035