Job Summary: The Activity Director is responsible for the planning, supervision and implementation of recreational programs for the elderly, a part of a multi-disciplinary team providing all-inclusive care. The Activity Director builds a sense of community and warm social atmosphere for the participants, evaluates their needs, and develops group and individual programming to meet those needs.
- Evaluates the participant’s educational, emotional and vocational needs, Plans, supervises and implement relevant recreational programs to meet the needs of the participants, per the treatment plans developed by the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Builds within the Day Center a sense of community and a warm social atmosphere in which participants are able to identify a support team.
- Organizes and directs individual and group activities, reality orientation, exercises, discussions, clubs, field trips/outings, arts and crafts, music appreciation, etc. Seeks input from the participants on programming they enjoy most as well as additional ideas they would like activities to pursue.
- Assists in orientation and supervision of staff/volunteers. Fulfills administrative requirements; timely completion of evaluations/reassessments, charting, maintaining statistical records. Active participation in the multi-disciplinary team meetings, fully appreciating importance of all voices as treatment plans are developed and enacted.
- Treats all people with respect, maintains confidentiality and strives toward service excellence.
- Participates in QI activities as appropriate. Maintains current professional licensure by attending appropriate educational conferences.
- Knows and adheres to the philosophy of Northland PACE.
- Keeps confidentiality of participant records, reports and discussions.
- Participates in Northland PACE Committees as requested by Site Manager.
- Attends and participates in scheduled staff meeting and client care meetings as requested.
- Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.
- Informs Site Manager of “unusual occurrences.”
- Identifies service delivery problems and uses good judgment in their solution.
- Is professional in appearance and manner in the clinical area; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the Site Manager as appropriate.
- May serve as a role model for new trainees.
Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy or allied field. Experience may substitute for degree. Licensure, registry or certification required: None.
Must be able to work effectively in a team environment. Physical Demands: Must be able to move about freely, lift and turn patients, manual dexterity and visual acuity to see and treat patients, be able to hear and orally communicate. Working Conditions: Inside well-lit, climate controlled environment. Potential exposure to infectious diseases and environmental hazards.