Activities Director

POSTED ON 6/25/2020 CLOSED ON 7/22/2020
St Peters Manor Inc Hired Organization Address Saint Peters, MO Full Time

Job Posting for Activities Director at St Peters Manor Inc

Description

Position Summary: Designs, implements and directs activities programs for all residents that generate interest and offer engagement, entertainment, relaxation, and skills improvements. Performs the duties of Activities Assistant as a backup for absence or if the Activities Assistant position does not exist in the facility.

Essential Functions

  • Develops diverse activities program for resident participation that offers activities such as movies, parties, games, special events, shopping, music presentations, crafts, physical exercise, holiday celebrations, and outings that meet federal and state regulations.
  • Is proactive in creating daily and monthly schedules in advance.
  • Posts activities calendars and bulletins in visible areas for resident viewing; sends necessary activities information to marketing agency for website posting.
  • Assists residents to and from activities.
  • Provides one-on-one activities to bed-bound or room-bound residents.
  • Directs, manages and evaluates volunteers; initiates and oversees cooperative efforts with community organizations.
  • Purchases all supplies, equipment, transportation and staff assistance required for future activities.
  • Participates in budgetary planning and operates within budgetary guidelines.
  • Sees to the maintenance, repair and preventive upkeep of all department equipment.
  • Documents all resident activity, participation and progress for posting in residents’ records and care plans.
  • Completes daily rounds to supervise employees within your department
  • Follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Completes activity assessments, notes and care plans.
  • Sees to the delivery of resident mail.
  • Participates in practices that attract and retain the best human talent.
  • Manages the departmental human resources function including daily staffing requirements, resolving performance issues including terminations, employee orientation on all new hires, documenting employee personnel files, and managing overtime.
  • Effectively delegates tasks to department staff.
  • Provides training and leadership by example in protecting the confidential nature of resident information and adherence to resident rights.
  • Complies with federal, state, local and company health, safety, and sanitation laws, regulations and standards.
  • Complies with the company’s employee safety prevention and accident reporting program.
  • Participates in conducting fire drills and other safety drills.
  • Cooperates and problem-solves with other departments and staff, residents, vendors, and others to support overall team and corporate goals.
  • Wears professional attire daily.
  • Timely response and follow through on all communications.
  • Maintains knowledge of current industry trends and practices and, if applicable, fulfills all requirements to retain certified status.
  • Attends all meetings and training as required, including QAPI meetings to present and submit report as required.
  • Attends all in-services as directed by the Administrator.
  • Works extra hours when necessary and performs duties of other positions as needed.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Completion of a qualified Activities Director program, such as “Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist” (CTRS) offered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Certification may be attained once hired and in a timely manner.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Current CPR certification. ? Dedicated interest in assisting residents through the implementation of socially, mentally and physically active recreation.
  • Proven track record of successful mentoring, coaching and management of staff.
  • Able and willing to take direction from management.
  • Empathic communication skills including focused listening and providing feedback.
  • Reads, writes, speaks, and understands the English language.
  • Familiarity with the relevant services offered by community and social organizations.
  • Self-directed organizational skills that enhance the ability to manage numerous priorities.
  • Proficiency with software programs including Microsoft Office Suite and data-driven applications.
  • History of ethical and professional conduct.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods
  • Patience and acceptance of constant change in own work environment.
  • Cooperates and problem-solves with other departments and staff, residents, vendors, and others to support overall team and corporate goals.
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of activities program best practices.
  • History of ethical conduct.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in any relevant recreation discipline.
  • Current Class E Driver’s license with understanding of and ability to operate and see to the maintenance of the company vehicle.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. They include:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, use hands to finger, feel, handle controls, talk, walk, hear, reach out and up with hands and arms, stoop and kneel.
  • May stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to drive company vehicle.
  • Requires physical contact with residents.
  • Must be able to assist in lifting, moving and maneuvering patients from place to place.
  • Must be able to easily lift, carry, and otherwise move at least 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to tolerate changing temperatures when moving inside and outside the facility.

Work Environment

The work environment is a professional healthcare environment. Employee could be exposed to:

  • Noise levels range from moderate to loud.
  • Contagious or infectious diseases.
  • Dermatitis from frequent hand-washing.
  • Needle stick injury.
  • Bio-hazardous waste.
  • Chemicals used for cleaning and sanitizing; fumes and odors.
  • While performing administrative duties, the work environment includes standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Travel

Travel includes to and from resident outside activities in the company vehicle, and travel by automobile to required meetings and conferences.


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