Posted: Friday, February 09, 2024 12:29 AM
PLEASE READ- "Required Qualifications" prior to applying....... Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Activity Director is responsible for planning and directing a program of diversified activities for residents of the Facility. The activity program must meet the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial needs and well-being of each resident. The goal of the activity program is to provide mental and physical stimulation as well as to create an invigorating social atmosphere for the residents. This position requires knowledge of age specific developmental factors specific to adult and geriatric residents. Possesses a good knowledge of the organization and the techniques of a diversified program of meaningful, appropriate leisure time activities in a residential health care Facility. Possesses knowledge of the special needs of the aged, ill and/or disabled, as it relates to program development. REQUIRED Qualifications Education/Training: One year experience in geriatric care in providing or developing recreational or activity programs is required or two years experience in a geriatric health care recreation setting. Education in occupational or recreational therapy may be counted for the experience. An activity director (qualified professional) is responsible for directing the development, implementation, supervision and ongoing evaluation of the activities program. A person is a qualified professional if they meet any one of the qualifications listed under the Federal Regulation F249 §483.15(f)(2) which states: The activities program must be directed by a qualified professional who: (i) Is a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who: (A)Is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing; and (B)Is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1, 1990;or (ii) Has 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, one of which was full‐time in a patient activities program in a healthcare setting; or (iii) Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or (iv) Has completed a training course approved by the State. Experience: Previous long-term care and supervisory experience preferred. Essential Duties 1. Acts appropriately under the direction of the Executive Director and acts as an active member of the interdisciplinary team. 2. Adjusts to changes in assignments to meet resident and family needs. 3. Coordinates and encourages an active Volunteer Program. Verifies that Volunteers are knowledgeable of Facility policies and procedures, as well as, state and federal regulations. Assists in training, teaching and directing of volunteers and students. 4. Directs other activity personnel in implementing activity programs and services at the Facility. 5. Provides Department Heads with a schedule of planned activity programs and posts calendars in conspicuous locations that are easily accessible and legible to the residents and staff. 6. Provides the Executive Director with a monthly statistical report of the number of planned activities and participates in in-service programs as appropriate. 7. Maintains a system of records including information on residents, progress notes, attendance, discharge summaries, Resident Council meeting minutes, activity assessments and plans for each resident. 8. Attends the Care Plan conferences and identifies problems and develops goals and approaches for inclusion on the resident's individual Care Plan. 9. Completes the activity portion of MDS assessments. 10. Conducts in-service programs related to activities policies and procedures for activities staff and Facility staff as appropriate. 11. Interviews new residents upon admission to identify their needs and interest in various activity programs. 12. Provides personal services for residents such as writing letters, mailing packages and transporting them to community events whenever necessary. 13. Delegates assignments to activity staff for smooth functioning of activity programs. 14. Decorates Facility with seasonal décor, including holiday decorations. 15. Performs various Quality Assurance audits and participates in the monthly Quality Assurance (QA) meetings.. 16. Requisitions equipment and supplies as necessary for activity programs. Conducts inventory audits and prepares yearly budget for Activities. 17. Performs light housekeeping tasks such as clean-up following parties and programs whenever necessary. 18. Maintains established Activity standards under the direction of the Executive Director. 19. Explores and utilizes available community resources applicable to residential health care Facility programs. 20. Demonstrates good knowledge of activities program direction and supervision. 21. Instructs and supervises others in the functions and techniques of the Activity program.
Price - 61900 - 78400
• Location: Birmingham, AL Birmingham, AL Alabama
• Post ID: 9078069673 Birmingham