Provide an activities program on a daily basis including evenings and weekends. Provide a plan of activities appropriate to the needs of the residents that includes, but is not limited to:
Group social activities. Indoor and outdoor activities, which may include daily walks. Activities away from the facility. Spiritual programs and attendance at houses of worship. Opportunity for resident involvement in planning and implementation of the activities program. Creative activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, educational programs Exercise activities One to one attention Promotion of facility / community interaction
Prepare a monthly calendar of activities written in large print and posted in a prominent location that is visible to residents and visitors. Coordinate the activities program with other services in the facility. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers when appropriate. Assess resident needs and develop resident activities goals for the written care plan. Encourage resident participation in activities and document outcomes. Review goals and progress notes. Properly document MDS reports and progress notes.
Obtain necessary equipment and supplies and provide for their accessibility through organized storage. Participate with the administrator in developing a budget. Foster family and community support of the activity program (e. g., through newsletters, networking, activities which bring family members or members of the community into the facility, etc.
Contribute to facility efforts to maintain and /or improve quality of care through participation in the following:
Attend Care Plan meetings.
Serve as a member of the Quality Assurance Committees as assigned.
Attend Daily Management Meetings.
Attend mandatory in-services.
Minimum educational requirements include a high school diploma or its equivalent and satisfactory completion of a training course for activity directors approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), preferred. Must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
2 years of experience in a social or recreational program approved by the DHHS within the last five years, one of which was full time in a resident activities program in a health care setting, preferred.
Personal Skills and Traits Desired:
Good verbal and written communication skills
Evidence of effective problem resolution skills
Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
Willingness to consider the advice and opinions of others
Ability to make decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences
Ability to coordinate and conduct meetings Ability to set and achieve goals
Ability to be organized and efficient.
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to train and motivate others
Ability and willingness to act as a role model in conduct and appearance
Basic computer skills
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