Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:01 AM
Job Description The Activities Director is responsible for the ongoing developing and implementation of an activities program designed to meet the social, psychosocial and therapeutic needs of Nursing Home residents. Plans, assigns, and directs the development of recreational, educational, cultural and arts and crafts programs geared to the multi-faceted health problems of the elderly. Coordinates the establishment of a Resident Council and renders assistance to the Council. This position is responsible for the scheduling of various activities programs. Oversees the transportation of residents to social activities programs inside and outside the Nursing Home facility. * Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of Departmental operating procedures and recommends changes as required. The Director develops care plan goals for residents in compliance with Federal & State regulations. Performs a variety of administrative functions pertaining to Departmental operations. Responsible for the hiring and training of new employees; development of Departmental policies and procedures; delegation of work assignments to staff; completion of employee performance evaluations and development of formal and informal staff educational in-service programs to provide the highest level of quality care possible to residents. Participates in preparation of the Departmental budget and ensures compliance. Preventive maintenance of Departmental equipment, authorizes repairs, and maintains an inventory of supplies. Typical problems encountered by the incumbent pertain to the development and application of new approaches to activity therapy to enhance the quality of resident's lives. Scheduling of staff to coordinate the residents' schedules and adjusting activities program content to respond to the diverse and individual needs of Nursing Home residents. Maintains contact with staff from the Nursing, Food Service, and Environmental Service Departments on a continual basis to exchange information on resident care and problems and coordinate services. Consults with staff from community organizations to arrange activities outside the Nursing Home. Monitors the schedule and services provided by the Beauty Operators; assures their continuing educational needs and the proper and safe equipment used. The Director also monitors supplies used and resident charges as well as resident satisfaction. Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a related field Certification as a Therapeutic Recreational Specialist or an Activities Professional or the necessary requirements to attain certification as either a Recreation Specialist or as an Activities Professional 90 hour course Preferably supplemented by 1-3 years experience in an activity program in a long-term care facility Ability to communicate orally and in writing in the English language. Respect for the principles of resident rights, confidentiality, EEO and ADA.
• Location: Cincinnati
• Post ID: 49362887 cincinnati