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Activity Director

Company: SKLD Beltline
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Description:WORK SOMEPLACE AWESOME!!This position is eligible for $5,000 sign on bonus!Must be a Certified Recreational Therapist, OTR, COTA, Certified Activity Director or eligible to test for certificate.What you'll get out of it:

  • Perkspot - Discounts and Deals specifically designed for your lifestyle
  • Competitive wages
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Benefits concierge to ensure all your insurance needs are met
  • Leadership development and mentoringPosition Summary:In keeping with our goal of improving the lives of the Residents we serve, the Director of Activities is responsible for the planning, developing and overall operation of the Activities Department which implements and directs wellness-focused activity programs that meet the physical, emotional and psychosocial needs of Residents.Essential Functions:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Responsible for the overall operations of the facility's Activity Department which includes supervision of staff, development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
    • Regularly develops new programs to meet new trends and industry standards and conducts ongoing evaluation of group programs to ensure activities offered match the expressed interests of the populations currently residing in the facility.
    • Responsible for operating the Activities Department within budgetary guidelines and limitations.
    • Observe and report Resident's attendance, participation, and behavior changes by documenting and charting.
    • Participation in the care planning process by attending care plan meetings, providing specific information and observations of the Residents' needs and preferences, and reporting any behavioral changes.
    • Visits each Resident upon admission to assess the Residents' needs, skills, and interests in accordance with the physician's order for activities. Participates in the completion of a comprehensive assessment and periodic reviews at least quarterly and modifies the plan of care to reflect the Residents' expressed interests, needs, or current functioning level.
    • Organizes and supervises the development of the Volunteer Program, including adherence to current volunteer program policy, volunteer orientation, maintain records of volunteer attendance and required trainings, provide ongoing trainings as needed, and coordinate volunteer recognition.
    • Performs administrative tasks such as charting, care planning, reporting, etc. Completes assigned MDS portions accurately and timely.
    • Assists with the recruitment and selection of Activity staff.
    • Completes annual performance reviews of all subordinate staff and provides guidance and education to Activities staff related to their performance and provides counseling and disciplinary action to subordinate staff members as needed.
    • Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to appropriate persons.
    • Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.
    • Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Residents, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors.#indbl#PM22Supervisory Responsibilities:Supervises employees in the department and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible for by following policies and applicable laws. Uses independent judgment and discretion on behalf of the organization in the performance of these duties.Supervisory responsibilities include: Interviews, hires, and trains employees in the Activities department; schedules, plans, assigns and directs work; receives calls and finds replacements for absent staff; prepares performance evaluations; handles disciplinary action for employees up and including discharge; corrects timecard errors and issues; receives and resolves employee complaints; and monitors and corrects job performance of employees.Requirements:Education, Training, and Experience:
      • High school diploma or equivalent required.
      • Licensed or Registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing.
      • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification preferred; or
      • Previous experience in an Activity Aide role preferred; or two years' experience in a social or recreational program, one of which was a therapeutic activities program within the last five years; or
      • Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assist; or
      • Has completed a training course approved by the State.
      • One year of experience in a Director or Managerial role preferred.
      • NCCAP Certification preferred.Specific skills, knowledge, and abilities:
        • Knowledge of a variety of activities suitable for older adults and others who may have physical, behavioral, or mental disabilities.
        • Requires ability to communicate effectively with interdepartmental staff, patients, and families.
        • Requires ability to supervise staff and volunteers.
        • Plan, implement, and work within a departmental budget.
        • Must have good writing skills. Basic business computer knowledge preferred.
        • Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings or weekends.PI7dc5badd3e8f-31181-34589107

Keywords: SKLD Beltline, Grand Rapids , Activity Director, Executive , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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