Activities Director
at Facility Support Company

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

Job Description

The Activities Director is responsible for supervising and provides an activity program appropriate to meet the physical, social, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and recreational needs and interests of each patient/resident. The Director of Activities provides the opportunity for residents/patients to engage in normal pursuits, as well as promoting a successful and well-balanced leisure lifestyle.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates and directs the activity program.
  • Assesses individual/group resident/patient needs and develops related meaningful morning, afternoon, evening and special programs.
  • Prepares and posts a monthly schedule of activities.
  • Coordinates, directs and/or conducts all planned activities.
  • Establishes and maintains good public relations and rapport with community groups, in order to provide outside activities and special projects for patients/residents (i.e. church services, special concerts, school group visits, etc.).
  • Documents in patient/resident's medical record as appropriate. Charts patient/resident's attitude, participation level, etc.
  • Attends patient/resident care conferences, updates activity care plans with progress notes, goals and treatment plans.
  • Confers with and reports to Administrator on a regular basis or as particular situations require.
  • Coordinates the writing, printing and distribution of the facility newsletter.
  • Assists patient/residents with the voting process by helping them register and obtaining absentee ballots when necessary.
  • Assists with resident council by providing a meeting place, nametags, and other assistance as determined by resident council.
  • Coordinates volunteer services through orientation, training, and direction of volunteers.
  • Prepares and plans department budget for equipment, supplies, programs and labor and submits to Administrator for review, recommendation and approval. Seeks methods to control costs.
  • Functions independently with minimal supervision.
  • Handles department equipment according to standard procedures.
  • Attends and participates in in-service classes, performance improvement ('PI') committees, and other meetings as assigned.
  • Attends and participates in in-service classes, on-the-job programs, etc., as scheduled and directed.
  • Complies with laws and regulations applicable to position and acts in accordance with the company's Corporate Compliance Program.

•         Other duties as assigned.

 

Personal and professional conduct

•         Protects residents/patients privacy and maintains confidentiality.

•         Respects the rights of each resident/patient according to the Resident Bill of Rights; including protecting the resident’s/patient’s personal belongings.

•         Respects cultural and religious practices of residents/patients, coworkers, and others.

•         Fosters and supports a culture of compliance.

•         Maintains a dependable attendance record and clocks in and out daily without error

•         Adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress code.

•         Works flexible hours including overtime, holiday and weekends as scheduled or as needed to fill schedule openings.

•         Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures at all times.

•         Wears proper non-slip shoes to prevent injury or falls.

•         Wears and/or uses safety equipment and supplies when indicated and properly trained to use.

•         Upholds HIPAA regulations.

•         Attends and participates in in-service training, performance improvement (PI) committees and other meetings as scheduled and directed.

•         Reports resident/patient abuse or neglect immediately, and does not engage in abuse or neglect.

•         Assists in orientation and training of employees as assigned.

•         Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Activity Director supervises the activity assistants

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to meet all health, compliance, and competency requirements
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English; and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to complete required orientation as directed by the facility.
  • Has successfully completed state required background check and is eligible to work in the facility.
  • Computer literacy skills (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, Internet)
  • High School diploma required
  • One to Three years of professional experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Must be a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is licensed or registered, as required, by the State and is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body or;
  • Has 2 years experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, 1 of which was full-time in a patient/resident activities program in a health care setting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Work Place

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Chicopee, MA
  • Job Type: Nurse
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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Facility Support Company is a progressive leader in providing a full range of consulting services Nationwide.

Facility Support Company’s goal is to keep pace with the challenges that are reshaping America’s healthcare future and to take an active role in adapting alternatives to meet those challenges.

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