Director of Activities

Job Description

Essential Functions:


  • Attends work as scheduled and follows community’s call-off procedures.

  • Plans, develops, and implements resident lifestyle programming within the community as well as through outside trips and events.

  • Works to encourage residents who have no or low participation.

  • Interviews residents to determine their past and present interests and talents, as well as their satisfaction with the community’s programs and activities.

  • Observes residents’ functions and behaviors and reports significant changes or concerns to appropriate staff.

  • Performs work tasks in a manner that preserves each resident’s dignity, privacy and confidentiality.

  • Utilizes outside community resources and independent contractors to enrich the variety of programs made available to residents.

  • Develops and manages the annual department budget.

  • Documents and maintains all records as required to effectively manage the department.

  • Secures and maintains all department supplies and equipment.

  • Develops and distributes the resident newsletter/calendar and other lifestyle programming communications on a regular and monthly basis conforming to company's standards.

  • Coordinates outings and weekly transportation schedule.

  • Hires, trains, evaluates, disciplines and terminates departmental associates in accordance with company's Human Resources Policies.

  • Maintains appropriate staff schedules to ensure proper coverage

  • Works cooperatively with all other departments in planning shared events.

  • Builds a robust volunteer database to ensure a variety of monthly programming.

  • Maintains an inviting, functional and organized program area, including appropriate and seasonal decoration of display areas.

  • Manages Spring Cottage recreation program effectively.

  • Works with Executive Director to educate the community, professionals, and resident inquiries on the Spring Cottage program.

  • Efficiently manages time on a daily basis so that department staff, including self, is spending equal amounts of time in Spring Cottage carrying out programming as in Assisted Living.

  • Organizes and carries out or delegates Spring Cottage staff trainings, Dementia Educations Seminars (to families and public), Quarterly Family Fellowship Time, and Monthly Support Group.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements:


  • At least 2 year degree from a college or university

  • Supervisory Experience.

  • Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist, therapeutic recreation assistant, or an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body, such as the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, or the Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification, Inc.; or; has two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one year of which was full-time in an activities program in a health care setting; or has completed an activity director training course approved by the National Association for Activity Professionals or the National Therapeutic Recreation Society.

  • Basic understanding and competence of computer skills, including Microsoft Excel & Word.

  • Flexibility to work days, evenings & weekends as required.

  • Dementia/Alzheimer experience a plus

Job Snapshot

Location US-TX-Round Rock
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Poet’s Walk

Poet’s Walk provides superior memory care services with facilities in Texas, Nevada and Virginia. Through a warm setting, personalized care and unique programs that promote independence, well-being and dignity, our memory care facilities specialize in delivering an exceptional quality of life for senior adults. Operated by Spring Hills Senior Communities, we abide by our company culture of high quality services through our C.A.R.E. Standards (Company, Associates, Residents, Expectations), which allow us to deliver individualized, person-centered care. Our residents thrive with Signature Touches that add enjoyment and enrichment to their lives. They can also enjoy the company of furry friends with our PAW Program, which provides comfort, companionship and added health benefits Learn More

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US-TX-Round Rock
Snapshot
Poet’s Walk
Company:
US-TX-Round Rock
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

Essential Functions:


  • Attends work as scheduled and follows community’s call-off procedures.

  • Plans, develops, and implements resident lifestyle programming within the community as well as through outside trips and events.

  • Works to encourage residents who have no or low participation.

  • Interviews residents to determine their past and present interests and talents, as well as their satisfaction with the community’s programs and activities.

  • Observes residents’ functions and behaviors and reports significant changes or concerns to appropriate staff.

  • Performs work tasks in a manner that preserves each resident’s dignity, privacy and confidentiality.

  • Utilizes outside community resources and independent contractors to enrich the variety of programs made available to residents.

  • Develops and manages the annual department budget.

  • Documents and maintains all records as required to effectively manage the department.

  • Secures and maintains all department supplies and equipment.

  • Develops and distributes the resident newsletter/calendar and other lifestyle programming communications on a regular and monthly basis conforming to company's standards.

  • Coordinates outings and weekly transportation schedule.

  • Hires, trains, evaluates, disciplines and terminates departmental associates in accordance with company's Human Resources Policies.

  • Maintains appropriate staff schedules to ensure proper coverage

  • Works cooperatively with all other departments in planning shared events.

  • Builds a robust volunteer database to ensure a variety of monthly programming.

  • Maintains an inviting, functional and organized program area, including appropriate and seasonal decoration of display areas.

  • Manages Spring Cottage recreation program effectively.

  • Works with Executive Director to educate the community, professionals, and resident inquiries on the Spring Cottage program.

  • Efficiently manages time on a daily basis so that department staff, including self, is spending equal amounts of time in Spring Cottage carrying out programming as in Assisted Living.

  • Organizes and carries out or delegates Spring Cottage staff trainings, Dementia Educations Seminars (to families and public), Quarterly Family Fellowship Time, and Monthly Support Group.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements:


  • At least 2 year degree from a college or university

  • Supervisory Experience.

  • Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist, therapeutic recreation assistant, or an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body, such as the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, or the Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification, Inc.; or; has two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one year of which was full-time in an activities program in a health care setting; or has completed an activity director training course approved by the National Association for Activity Professionals or the National Therapeutic Recreation Society.

  • Basic understanding and competence of computer skills, including Microsoft Excel & Word.

  • Flexibility to work days, evenings & weekends as required.

  • Dementia/Alzheimer experience a plus

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