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Activities Director

West St Paul, Minnesota 55118

Category: Professional Job Number: 18079

 

Voca has an immediate opening available for a Activities Director in West St. Paul, MNIf you are interested, please forward your resume to Hunter Rommes at hrommes@myvoca.com and call her at (404)585-5196. Thanks!

 

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Job Description

This position is responsible for planning and implementing a quality leisure/social events program designed to assist tenants/residents in maintaining their personal potential both physically and mentally.
Develops program and activities reflective of tenant/resident interests.

  • Assesses tenant/resident areas of interest and need. Designs and implements programs to meet identified psychosocial needs of residents.
  • Ensures, through observation and evaluation, that residents maintain a high level of performance and independence.
  • Plans, conducts and/or coordinates activities and special events.
  • Orders and maintains supplies needed for activities.
  • Encourages tenant/resident participation.
  • Communicates and coordinates events in conjunction with other facility activities.
  • Hires, trains and supervises Activities Assistants.
  • Assists in meeting the psychosocial needs of tenants/residents.
  • Promotes independence of tenants/residents by offering choices and encouraging self-help skills.
  • Encourages and assists tenants/residents in developing the confidence to participate in group activities.
  • Assists tenants/residents in developing relationships and effectively socializing.
  • Reports change in tenant/resident attitude, mood or physical status to appropriate staff.
  • Communicates with family members as appropriate.
  • Evaluates activity plan ensuring that activities are completed appropriately and are suitable to reach and maintain the highest level of performance and independence.
  • Provides new resident orientation/assessment to determine interests/needs in order to design appropriate activity plan.

Qualifications

  • Adheres to volunteer onboarding policies and procedures
  • Develops and maintains system to effectively utilize volunteers to enhance programs designed to meet psychosocial needs of residents
  • Recruits, trains and assigns volunteers within the building.
  • Provides volunteer recognition for work performed.
  • Assesses need for volunteer services and assigns as needed
  • Supervises volunteers to maintain a high quality of service.
  • Develops relationships with local organizations and promotes their involvement with the facility

Other duties as assigned. Including, but not limited to:

  • Develops and updates relevant policies and procedures.
  • Implements work guidelines and suggestions to assure staff clearly understand and are able to follow and perform activities.
  • Serves as main contact with community organizations.
  • Conducts resident focus groups and/or one-to-one meetings to ascertain interests and preferences in activities and events.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Responds appropriately to resident and building emergencies.
  • Drives bus and ensures resident safety
  • Maintains appropriate licensure and meets MnDOT physical requirements

Bachelor's Degree: List – Related Recreational Therapy Degree of equivalent experience
One to Three Years of Experience

Preferred:

  • Three to Five Years of Experience
  • Working knowledge of basic Microsoft applications.
  • Is flexible and willing to expand and adapt to changes in the Assisted Living field. **Must be able to work irregular hours, occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Appropriate driving license to community vehicle and ability to pass MnDOT physical. This would be a requirement if the worker was converted to a full time employee

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