Activity Director- Memory Care Building

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    Activity Director- Memory Care Building

    Company:
    Poet’s Walk

    Location:
    102 Desmond Plaza
    Leesburg
    VA
    US

    Category:
    Facilities, Health Care, Hospitality - Hotel

    Degrees Required:
    2 Year Degree

    Employment Type:
    Full-Time

    Manages Others:
    No

    Requirements:

    Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements:

    • At least 2 year degree from a college or university
    • Supervisory Experience.
    • Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist, therapeutic recreation assistant, or an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body, such as the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, or the Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification, Inc.; or; has two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one year of which was full-time in an activities program in a health care setting; or has completed an activity director training course approved by the National Association for Activity Professionals or the National Therapeutic Recreation Society.
    • Basic understanding and competence of computer skills, including Microsoft Excel & Word.
    • Flexibility to work days, evenings & weekends as required.
    • Dementia/Alzheimer experience a plus



    Requirements:

    **NEW MEMORY CARE COMMUNITY COMING!!!


    Great opportunity for an experienced Activity Director to be part of an exciting time of growth with an award winning company.




    Essential Functions:

    • Attends work as scheduled and follows community’s call-off procedures.
    • Plans, develops, and implements resident lifestyle programming within the community as well as through outside trips and events.
    • Works to encourage residents who have no or low participation.
    • Interviews residents to determine their past and present interests and talents, as well as their satisfaction with the community’s programs and activities.
    • Observes residents’ functions and behaviors and reports significant changes or concerns to appropriate staff.
    • Performs work tasks in a manner that preserves each resident’s dignity, privacy and confidentiality.
    • Utilizes outside community resources and independent contractors to enrich the variety of programs made available to residents.
    • Develops and manages the annual department budget.
    • Documents and maintains all records as required to effectively manage the department.
    • Secures and maintains all department supplies and equipment.
    • Develops and distributes the resident newsletter/calendar and other lifestyle programming communications on a regular and monthly basis conforming to company's standards.
    • Coordinates outings and weekly transportation schedule.
    • Hires, trains, evaluates, disciplines and terminates departmental associates in accordance with company's Human Resources Policies.
    • Maintains appropriate staff schedules to ensure proper coverage
    • Works cooperatively with all other departments in planning shared events.
    • Builds a robust volunteer database to ensure a variety of monthly programming.
    • Maintains an inviting, functional and organized program area, including appropriate and seasonal decoration of display areas.
    • Manages Spring Cottage recreation program effectively.
    • Works with Executive Director to educate the community, professionals, and resident inquiries on the Spring Cottage program.
    • Efficiently manages time on a daily basis so that department staff, including self, is spending equal amounts of time in Spring Cottage carrying out programming as in Assisted Living.
    • Organizes and carries out or delegates Spring Cottage staff trainings, Dementia Educations Seminars (to families and public), Quarterly Family Fellowship Time, and Monthly Support Group.


    Our benefits program includes:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Life
    • 401k
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Bonuses
    • Flexible Schedules
    • Vacation and Sick/Personal Time
    • Associate Appreciation Program



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