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Activity Director

Company: Five Oaks Rehab
Location: Concord
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Below you will find a list of the positions we have available at Five Oaks Rehab. Please click on the position you would like to apply for and complete the online application. If you have a resume we encourage you to upload it and this will even help you fill out the application quicker as our online system will try to use information from your resume to fill in the blanks. If you live locally, you are welcome to stop by our business office between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, to fill out an application. Please remember to bring your driver's license, social security card, and a copy of your professional license. We do background checks on all employees and are a drug-free workplace. Thank you for your interest in Five Oaks Rehab! QUICK AND EASY APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE!!!! TAKE LESS THAN 2 MINS!!!! ACTIVITY DIRECTOR OVERVIEW: The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Activity Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Administrator and/or Activity Consultant, to assure that an on-going program of activities is designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language..
  • Must be knowledgeable of regulations governing activity services in nursing care facilities.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activity services.
  • Must be a member in good standing in the National Association of Social Workers and Academy of Certified Social Workers, Inc.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
    • Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility.
    • Moves intermittently during working hours.
    • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
    • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
    • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
    • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing service, and other department directors.
    • Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
    • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
    • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
    • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the day, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
    • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
    • Maintains a liaison with other department supervisors to adequately plan for resident activities.
    • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
      • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the activity programs of this facility.
      • Coordinates activities programs with other departments to maintain physical and psychosocial needs of residents on all levels.
      • Collaborates with Restorative Coordinator for programs that maintain resident independence and function of physical mobility and ADL's.
      • Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and of the resident's response to the service.
      • Participate in the review/completion of appropriate resident assessment items, review of quality indicators, quality measures, survey results, appropriate to activity services and make necessary changes that correct identified or potential problem areas.
      • Recruits, hires, trains and monitors volunteers to meet facility needs and increase socialization within the community.
      • Make daily rounds to assure that activity personnel are performing required duties, and to assure that appropriate activity programs are being rendered to meet the needs of the resident.
      • Develops new programs related to Person-Centered Care and promote activities that recognizes individual needs, preferences, and the ability to engage in activities that are meaningful to life cultures and prior interests.
      • Develop a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each problem/need identified.
      • Develop and maintain a good rapport with all services involved with the care plan to ensure that a team effort is achieved in developing a comprehensive plan of care. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
        • Must possess, as a minimum, two (2) years of college. Degree preferred but not necessary.
        • Must be a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is licensed by this state and is eligible for certification as a recreation specialist or as an activities professional; or
        • Must be a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or
        • Must have completed a training course approved by this state. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS (WITH OR WITHOUT THE AID OF MECHANICAL DEVICES):
          • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
          • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
          • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
          • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
          • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
          • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.
          • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility.
          • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations

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