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Activities Coordinator

Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationWestminster Village - Scottsdale, AZThe Activities Coordinator is responsible for the development and implantation of a comprehensive program of individual and group activities that are both recreational and therapeutic to meet the physical, emotional, social, recreational and spiritual needs of residents in Independent Living, Sackton Assisted Living and Weyrich Health Care Center.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Asses each resident upon admission to determine recreational interests, abilities, needs and develop and implement individualized activity programs for each resident in Assisted Living and Weyrich Health Care Center. Monitor and chart resident progress and review approach as necessary in Weyrich Health Care Center. Participate in development, implementation and evaluation of each resident Care Plan.Supervise activity assistants, interviewing and hiring, instruction, monitoring and evaluating performance. Maintain departmental statistics and reporting systems in accurate manner. Prepare and monitor activity budget. Attend committee meetings as required. Develop and maintain good rapport with outside agencies, and organizations and volunteers to foster effective activities program. Develop monthly activities calendars based on assessments and interests of residents. Plan, schedule and supervise field trips to various community and cultural places in the Valley. Produce Weekly Flyers, Monthly Newsletter, entertainment and CalendarsCall residents and vendors as needed with a professional approachAssist residents with scheduling transportation and purchasing event tickets or craft projectsEncourage resident participation in restorative care activities. Encourage individual hobbies, activities, etc. Include family and community participation in activities programs whenever possible. Conduct weekly informational meetings, in-services, and/or training with staff. Supervises volunteers as appropriate. Display monthly activity calendars: Post information, create fliers, and notify staff with changes to calendar or upcoming activities as needed. Decorate and create bulletin boards to reflect holidays, seasons, or activity themes. Maintain positive relationships with Schools, Day Cares Centers, Churches, Entertainers and Families. Follow safe practices in all areas of work. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist who is licensed or registered in Arizona, if applicable. Certified as an Activity Professional (Activity Director) by a recognized national accrediting body. Have two (2) years experience in social or recreational program within the last five (5) years, one of which was full-time in an activities program in a health care setting. Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapist assistant. Has completed a training course approved by the state of Arizona.High school graduate or GED preferred.Experience in long-term care.Must have a basic understanding of the needs of the elderly and have an empathetic approach to illness.Must have a willingness and an aptitude for working with a variety of people.Must have a basic knowledge of a variety of activities and exhibit a spirit of cooperation and have a pleasant, friendly personality.PHYSICAL DEMAND:Able to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, up to 25 pounds Stand, walk or sit for prolong period

Keywords: WESTMINSTER VILLAGE INC, Scottsdale , Activities Coordinator, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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