Activity Director

Silver Birch of Kokomo - Kokomo, IN (30+ days ago)


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Summary Description

Under the direct supervision of the Administrator, the Resident Services Coordinator coordinates, develops, and maintains quality recreational and social programs by involving residents, staff, families, and the community.

Essential Position Functions

The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Checks record for any restrictions that may limit participation in an activity program.
Develops an individualized activity plan based upon the resident’s assessment and preferences.
Documents the resident’s participation and progress at least quarterly in the record.
Participates as a member of the Marketing Team.
Develops a monthly activity calendar based on the resident’s needs and desires and ensures that it is posted throughout the facility and meets State and Company standards. The calendar is submitted to the Administrator for approval seven days before the end of the month.
Drives company van on organized outings and assists residents with entry on and off the van.
Recruits, organizes, trains, and supervises volunteers.
Plans and maintains a budget and inventory list of activity equipment and supplies. This list is submitted to the Administrator for review at least annually.
Evaluates the overall effectiveness of the resident’s activity program and, as necessary, modifies the program to meet the resident’s needs/interests.
Discusses the activity program with prospective residents, families, and community groups.
Attends staff development programs as assigned by the Administrator.
Plans and coordinates a facility newsletter.
Coordinates a resident council to ensure resident input into the activity program.
Coordinates resident shopping orders for those unable to shop independently.
Coordinates fundraising activities as approved by the Administrator.
Coordinates the Facility’s transportation program.
Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to facility safety program at all times.
Other duties as assigned by the Administrator.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:
A high school graduate and must have an Illinois license to operate a motor vehicle and the ability to read and write. Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must meet health assessment requirements and be able to perform each of the essential position functions. Prior experience in developing and coordinating activity services for the senior population is preferred. Valid drivers license with driving record in good standing per insurance vendor.

Knowledge:
A sincere interest and desire to work with a geriatric population; motivation and ability to work with a team; ability to motivate people; ability to effectively communicate with staff, residents, families, and State surveyor agents; ability to work varied hours, ability to problem-solve and utilize resources; ability to delegate job functions and supervise volunteers.

Skill:
Developing, organizing and coordinating the available facility and community resources to provide the highest quality activity program. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions. And possess excellent communication skills. Must be organized and detail-oriented.