Adult daycare program assistants are generally responsible for assisting the manager of a daycare facility in creating meal plans, activities, schedules, and more. Depending on the facility, these assistants may work directly with attendees of the program, such as preparing them to go on trips to another location, have meals, or engage in other activities for which they need assistance. They must ensure that all adults are safe and all procedures and activities are held according to state laws and codes set forth by the organization, and they should also stay up-to-date with all facility procedures and know how to handle adults that may be difficult to control or in need of special help.
An associate’s degree in psychology or a related field may be required for this position, while some facilities require only a high school diploma. Prior experience requirements can also vary, and most adult daycare program assistants work in one main facility while some work in multiple facilities in a given county or district. Strong communication skills are essential in this position to maintain vital contact between employees of the facility and the adults which attend it.
Adult Daycare Program Assistant Tasks
Observe, analyze, and record patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed.
Assist in developing treatment plan to meet needs of patient, based on needs assessment, patient interests and objectives of therapy.
Instruct patient in activities and techniques, such as sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques, designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.