Activities Director I University Heights
- Do you naturally love to problem solve?
- Are you passionate about leading a group and make an impact in the lives of others?
- Do you enjoy creating purpose and positivity for others?
- Do you excel at managing multiple priorities?
At Vivage, we’re recognized as a national leader driving high quality service innovation for seniors and value for our investors. Vivage Senior Living is the combined entity of two established Colorado senior housing and post-acute healthcare leaders: Quality Life Management and Piñon Management. "Vivage” means "celebrating aging” inspiring our focus to create innovative and customer-driven models filled with personalized and meaningful living experiences.
We are a senior health care, solution driven company which provides right care….. right place…..right time. Our Mission, Vision and Pillars of Commitment have come from our collective personal awareness and professional dedication to the importance of each person we serve, each employee we work with, and each business partner we have. At Vivage we bridge today’s healthcare opportunities with innovative strategies and solutions.
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
The Assistant Activities Director will assist in developing the resident activity programs of the community. Conduct activities in accordance with physician orders. Participate in the assessment process and resident care plan and maintain necessary required records and documentation. The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.
Activity Program Development Duties: 50% time
- Assist in organizing programs for group and individual activities based on residents individualized needs as identified in residents’ health-care plan
- Maintain a balance of recreational activities
- Help prepare monthly bulletin board indicating future activities, holiday themes, or picture review of past activities
- Participate in group activities that are scheduled to provide for maximum involvement by interested residents
- Participate in programs for improving skills and learning new ideas and techniques
- Responsible for transportation of residents within the community from one area to another area where activities may occur
- Help coordinate scheduled activities with other departments
Activity Program Reporting Duties: 30% time
- Communicate residents’ programs to residents, residents’ families, volunteers, and community staff
- Record progress notes on resident’s activities and response of resident to activity program
- Assist in preparing Monthly Activities Calendars indicating scheduled activities and times for coming months which reflect interests identified by the comprehensive assessment, offer activities at hours convenient to the residents (morning, afternoon, some evening and some weekends), reflect the cultural and religious interests of the resident population, appeal to both men and women and all age groups, living in the community, take place in a variety of locations (i.e. indoor/outdoor and community based activities), and include seasonal and special events
- Review the activity supplies and equipment to ensure materials are available to residents
- Prepare monthly report on progress of activity program
- Participate in in-service program of the facility
Resident Care Duties: 20% time
- Record resident’s activity participation in resident’s individual medical record. Keep group records of participation on scheduled activities
- Recognize abnormal signs and symptoms which may signify a physical change in resident’s condition that could require nursing intervention. Report same to Wellness Director immediately
- Help read incoming mail, and address and post outgoing mail upon the resident’s request
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of special needs and limitations of elderly; methods and techniques used to include residents and involve them in activities; alert to attitudes and feelings of residents; knowledge of/familiarity with handcrafts, skills, games, other activities, and knowledge and sources of materials and local services. Management proficiency, profitability management and standards development.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Minimum High School Diploma or GED; college graduate in a related field of study
Experience: Two years of experience in a social, recreational or resident activities program in a health care setting (preferred).
- Sitting 2-3 hours per shift with frequent requirement to get up and down from the sitting position
- Walking 3 hours per shift
- Standing 2- 4 hours per shift
- Lifting 1-20# frequently, 21-35# occasionally, 36-70# rarely
- Bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling, crawling and climbing
Vivage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: University Heights