Full Job Description
Under the supervision of the Recreation Manager will work with the Recreation Team and all other department staff to provide programing, opportunities, and coaching of residents to promote a Wellness atmosphere throughout the community.
Coaches and supports residents upon move in and those living in the community to promote a wellness lifestyle and the intrinsic benefits associated with a way of life that values growth.
Based on assessments and participant input works with Fitness specialist to create appropriate individualized fitness programs.
Assists in planning, developing, organizing and implementing the Recreation programs and events of this community and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the residents’ programs and services.
Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes and research in geriatrics.
Participates in the planning of programs and events related to the interests of the community and the services that residents may need as per their recreation assessments. Interviews residents or family members to obtain recreation information in a private setting. Completes required documentation in accordance with Title 22.
Assist with the development of the monthly calendar in accordance with resident therapeutic, educational and diversionary needs, state, federal and corporate criterion. Posts and communicates any changes or updates to the calendar throughout the community via Chan. 5, daily announcements, audio recording, flyers and/or digital signage.
Orders refreshments and fills out transportation/environmental requests for specific events.
Maintains log or daily record regarding residents’ involvement in recreation programs, as appropriate.
Maintains resident care and safety on off-campus outings
Maintains regular attendance and arrives to work on time; completes time sheet appropriately as needed. Must be flexible with work hours; weekends, holidays and some evenings required.
Attends department team meetings and in-services designated for team members.
Cooperates and communicates with co-workers and establishes good working relationships with all departments.
Coordinates with Nursing, Assisted Living, Lorber/Skilled Nursing, Grider, and Traditions/Memory Care staff in preparing residents to go to and from recreation programs and events.
Will be oriented to programs in Assisted Living, Independent Living, Gym, and maybe be required to provide programming in those areas of the community as assigned.
Supports to the Successful Aging Senior (SAS) committee in the organizing, planning and facilitating of events sponsored by the SAS committee.
Will support and coach the residents to bring their leisure pursuits to fruition.
Other duties as assigned
Attends/participates in in‑services, workshops, and seminars to keep abreast of current changes in geriatric health care and delivery of service.
Maintains inventory and keeps Recreation Manager informed of low inventory and the need for supplies and equipment.
Manages petty cash funds used to acquire supplies for various projects and programs; return receipts and unused funds to the Business Services.
Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, Health Science, or other health related degree.
High School diploma or equivalent
Experience working in an OBRA and Title 22 regulated setting preferred
Valid Class “B” Driver’s License may be required as determined by the job position.
Must have well-developed Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word skills and ability.
Must have the ability to think creatively and communicate ideas to staff and residents.
At Masonic Homes, we are looking for team members who would like to combine their passion for helping people, good communication skills, decision-making skills, and great ethical standards with the opportunities to advance your career.
In return for your skills, you will be offered:
A work environment focused on teamwork and suppor t
Excellent health, wage replacement and other benefits for you and your family’s well-being
A generous contribution to a 401K plan whether or not you participate, and an additional contribution from the company when you participate in the plan
Investment in your growth through Tuition Reimbursement