Activities Director

Gateway Healthcare Center - Euclid, OH (30+ days ago)2.6

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Position Summary:
This person provides for an ongoing program of activities to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident. Duties will involve personal contact with a varying resident population and a varied work schedule that will include occasional weekends, evening and holidays. Tasks also will involve record keeping, attention to the environment, use of supplies and equipment and maintenance of storage areas.


Minimum educational requirements include a high school diploma or its equivalent and MEPAP certification.
This person may also be either a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an Activities Professional Certified by a recognized accrediting body.
Preference will be given to person with 3+ years’ experience running a resident activity program in a long term setting.
Personal Traits

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 the opinions of others.
Ability to make decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences.
Ability to supervise staff.
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.
Above average computer skills.
Assigned Tasks

Plan and provide an Activity programming that meets the needs of the resident population and includes, but is not limited to:
Group and social activities;
Indoor and outdoor activities;
Activity outings into the community;
Spiritual programs to meet the needs of population;
Opportunity for resident involvement in planning and implementation of the activities program;
Creative activities such as art, crafts, music, drama and educational programs,
Exercise activities;
One to one / sensory stimulation programing;
Promotion of facility and community interaction;
Evening, weekend and holiday programing;
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. Assure individual calendars are distributed to each resident.
Assure facility is decorated appropriately for seasonal and holiday events.
Assure any plants and facility pets are cared for appropriately.
Encourage residents to personalize their rooms and assist with hanging calendars, clocks, cards or other mementos in their room in a safe manner.
Coordinate the activities program with other services in the facility.
Recruit, train and supervise volunteers when appropriate.
Complete initial assessment of all residents upon admission and annual thereafter.
Assess resident needs and develop resident activities goals for the written plan of care. Review goals as update as required.
Complete Activity section of MDS as required by facility policy as well as state and federal guidelines.
Complete any other assessments and/or documentation as assigned by Administrator.
Participate/Supervise scheduled resident smoking sessions as assigned.
Encourage resident’s participation in activities and assist to activity as needed.
Participate with the Administrator in developing a budget.
Foster family and community support of the activity program (through newsletters, networking activities which bring family members or members of the community to the facility).
Attend facility care plan meetings.
Serve as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee.
Attend Department Head Meetings or other meetings assigned by Administrator.
Be knowledgeable of Federal, State, and facility’s rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Attend in-service educational programs.
Follow defined safety codes while performing all duties.
Understand facility’s fire and disaster plans; follow established procedures during drills and actual emergencies.
Follow facility Infection Control policy.
Ensure that all residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity and respect.
Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the Dietary Manager.
Maintains compliance with all HIPAA regulations.
Ability to accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.
Ability to assume accountability for all data contained in the employee’s handbook.
Perform other department duties assigned by the Administrator.