Activity Director

Canton Manor - Canton, MS2.9

30+ days ago
An equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or otherwise. Minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSITION PURPOSE

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, to assure than an on-going program of activities is designed to meet the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION

Establishes an activity program of wide variety for residents, enhancing the residents’ “wellness”, in harmony with the overall plan of care set forth by the Health Care Team.
Plans, implements, supervises and supports all operations of the activities department.
Directs and organizes therapeutic activities to assist residents to meet care plan objectives.
Responsible for ensuring seven (7) day activity plan is developed and adhered to.
Regulates content of program in accordance with residents’ abilities, needs and interests. Program must meet Federal and State guidelines.
Maintains documentation on each resident including assessments, care plans, and progress notes. Documentation reflects residents’ reactions and evidence of progress or other change of condition.
Counsels and encourages residents to develop independent leisure activities.
Organizes and coordinates special outings and accompanies residents on outings such as ball games, sightseeing, and/or picnics.
Develops monthly activities that are seasonal and appropriate for the type of resident served.
Participates in departmental budget planning and supplies monthly report to Administrator.
Supervises and conducts in-service training for staff members on topics pertaining to activities and recreation.
Understands and adheres to the guidelines of “Residents Rights”.
Perform additional duties as assigned
EDUCATION / REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a social or recreation program within the last 5 years preferred. Must have high energy, creative thinking, and strong leadership skills.