To manage, communicate, supervise, plan and carry out activities which meet the needs of all residents.
- Planning and implementation of individual and group activities.
- Schedules events that promote physical, cognitive, social, and emotional health.
- Activities provided during days, evenings, and weekends.
- Utilizes community resources within and outside of the community.
- Carries out activities part of care plan.
- Incorporates residents' interests into activities and discussion.
- Gives residents opportunities for choices and self-expression.
- Identifies and provides adaptive devices for those with sensory deficits (i.e., large-print books, tape recorders).
- Promotes self-esteem and social interaction with residents.
- 1a. Identifies and provides activities for those with special needs (i.e., depressed
- terminally ill, bedridden).
- Encourages participation and involvement of all residents.
- Posts monthly and weekly schedules through out the facility.
- Directs updates to the schedule and R. 0. boards.
- Prepares for and participates in resident care conference.
- Completes and updates resident assessments in a timely manner.
- Provides activities that relate to residents' interests before they came to this facility.
- Provides opportunity for residents to learn new skills and develop new interests.
- Maintains a clean work and storage area.
- Uses proper body mechanics
- Follows proper infection control practices.
- Observes for resident safety when in resident care areas.
- Charts legibly, with standard grammar and spelling.
- Adheres to legal requirements and proper policies and procedures in documentation.
- Coordinates religious services relevant to needs and varied faiths of residents.
- Accompanies and assists clergy as needed.
- Prepares sites and materials for activities.
- Maintains equipment in safe and functional condition.
- Treats residents and staff with respect and dignity.
- Adheres to all facility and department safety policies and procedures.
- Provides consistent supervision of activity aides re: duties, documentation and work habits.
- Gives clear and specific instructions to activity aides.
- Provides timely evaluations and appropriate disciplinary action.
- Adjusts and schedules activity staff to accommodate resident needs and code requirements.
- Possesses and applies knowledge of state/federal guidelines to Activity Dept.
- Informs appropriate personnel of identified needs, changes and concerns.
- Stays within established budget guidelines.
- Participates in Q.A.A. as directed by Administrator.
- Identifies needed areas of staff development within dept., communicates with lnservice Director.
- Responds appropriately and in a timely manner to questions/concerns regarding Activity Dept.
- Meets with dept. monthly and as needed to discuss changes and concerns.
- Contacts local newspaper regarding press releases.
- Directs the writing of facility newsletter.
- Recruits, orients, and supervises volunteers.
- Assesses needs regarding retention and recruitment of staff; makes recommendations to Administrator.
- Recruits, interviews, and hires needed activity staff.
- Orients and instructs staff in policies and procedures of facility and the Activity department.
Receives supervision from Administrator.
Provides supervision to staff and volunteers of the activity department.
- No records for abuse, neglect or mistreatment or for misappropriation of property.
- Prompt and regular attendance.
- Has a bachelor's degree in recreation therapy and is eligible for registration as a therapeutic recreation specialist with the national therapeutic recreation society.
- Has 2 years experience in a social or recreational program within the past 5 years, one year of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting: or
- Is an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who meets the requirements for certification by the American occupational therapy association.
- If not a qualified activity coordinator, must receive at least a monthly consultation from a qualified activity coordinator.
Knowledge, Skills. and Abilities
- Ability to read, write and make simple calculations and follow oral and written directions.
- Works in well-lighted and noisy area.
- Subject to interruptions.
- Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal agency personnel and residents.
- Provided with necessary protective equipment and devices.
- Frequent change between hot and cold work areas.
in Westmont, United States