Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Therapy Services

Activities Director/Social Services

Job ID
2018-26333
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location Name
Sedgwick Nursing & Rehab Center
Address
712 North Monroe Ave
Location
US-KS-Sedgwick

Overview

This role will works in tandem with the Clinical Neighborhood Mentor overseeing the quality of life and care of the two West Side Long-Term Care neighborhoods. In that capacity, this person will be responsible to assess the psychosocial and spiritual needs and interests of West Side residents (both neighborhoods) and together with the clinical Neighborhood Mentor and the two neighborhood teams facilitates opportunities for lifelong learning.  This person further facilitates the implementation of a holistic program that will meet each individual’s needs, brings the neighborhood families together and creates opportunities for resident’s to participate in neighborhood responsibilities that bring purpose and meaning to people’s lives.

 

Center Level Responsibility: This person will hold the Activity Director Title and license and will be responsible to coach the East Side Neighborhood Team on Psychosocial Assessments and Care Planning and facilitate center-wide life-enrichment activities through neighborhood team members, volunteers and family members.  This person will also be responsible for the center-wide Life-Enrichment program coordination and large scale events such as seasonal celebrations (i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas).

 

 

 

Responsibilities

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:

 

Responsible for coordinating, directing and planning the recreation programs to meet the specific needs of each and all residents. Ensures residents’ lives are maintained to the extent possible by providing activities and contacts with the community. Obtains transportation for the residents to various life enrichment programs.

 

 

* Ability & willingness to take 2 week SSD certification program if not certified 

* Develop and coordinate activity program.

* Plan and implement an activity calendar monthly.

* Provide one to one programming for residents who cannot participate in a group setting.

* Participate in review of individual Residents' Care Plans and document activity progress quarterly or when a significant change occurs.

* Coordinate quarterly special events at the residence, which includes the residents, families and friends.

* Be familiar with the Adult Care Home Residents' Bill of Rights and assist residents with exercising these rights.

 

Qualifications

1.  High School diploma or equivalent required.

2.  Long term experience preferred.

3.  SSD/AD certification

4.  An interest in people; the ability to instruct residents and to communicate with them.

5.  Ability to direct and perform a variety of activities and to respond to varied needs of the residents.

6.  Imagination and creativity preferred.

 

 

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