Assists in planning, organizing, and implementing programs and activities which encourage the social, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual development of residents as an integral part of their total care in accordance with the community’s policies, procedures, and regulations.
• Implements programs to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of the residents; on an individual basis and in group participation throughout the community.
• Maintains inventory of materials and supplies sufficient to complete activities as needed.
• Prepares and posts monthly calendar of activities. Communicates with residents and family members on an ongoing basis regarding activities and information.
• Assists with assessments and maintaining up-to-date records, plans, reports, and evaluations of the program and resident participation and functioning.
• Sets up and breaks down furniture configurations, audiovisual, and other activities related equipment.
• Assists with conducting activities and/or participates in activities. Models engagement during the activity. Assists residents between their rooms and activities.
• Assist in scheduling and confirming locations and transportation for outings. Coordinates with outside vendors or groups.
• Assists volunteers and vendors as directed by the Director of Life Enrichment.
• Recognizes and reports concerns to a member of management regarding residents' physical, mental, and/or emotional status.
• Performs other work as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge and understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues related to an aging population. Basic knowledge of bereavement, grief, and loss management theory and practice. Basic knowledge of exercise and other equipment used in activities. Strong interpersonal skills to communicate ideas and instructions to residents and staff. Discretion and sound judgment skills to determine the extent of a resident’s ability to participate in activities. Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written English communication skills. Organizational and analytical skills to plan and complete work assignments with minimal supervision and within established deadlines. Ability to plan, organize, and instruct others. Ability to chart goals, approach, and progress of residents. Ability to act with patience, tact, and courtesy in dealing with residents, their families, staff, and vendors under demanding and difficult conditions. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to quickly learn other software applications. Physical skills and ability to perform work that requires continual standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
High school graduate or equivalent. Associate Arts degree in Recreation or related field preferred. Minimum of one (1) year recent experience in social or recreational program. Experience in aging or related services preferred.