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Activities Coordinator

Company: Vista Living Communities
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

The Activities Director is responsible for developing and implementing essential daily diverse activity programs designed to appeal and be suitable to the interests of all facility elders while effectively communicating the activities times and locations to the residents, their families and the facility staff. The Activities Directors primary location would be at our Sierra Vista facility located in Santa Fe; however, on occasion might require to visit our other facilities. Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following: - Directs the development, implementation, supervision and ongoing evaluation of the activities program. - Schedule and communicate activities in a timely manner to management, residents and their families. - Create a calendar with activities and update timely of any changes. - Create an energetic, caring, creative, organized and dynamic environment for residents. - Develop a variety of diverse activities based on the physical and mental capacity and educational levels of the residents while matching skills, abilities and interests of residents. - Create activities that can be held, indoor or outdoor at the facility depending on weather or at other local venues. Plan suitable locations with adequate space and inform staff prior to activity of locations being utilized. - Encourage, but not force, residents to participate in each day's activities and, where appropriate seek ways to motivate and interest residents in activities. - Allow social interaction between residents during the activity. - Stimulate the resident's interest by utilizing, exercise, art, music, variety of cultures and languages, world history, food, textures, religious and spiritual themes and local holiday celebrations. - Distribute questionnaires and surveys to family about satisfaction of activities and recommendations about other activities that can be planned. - Assist residents getting to activity meeting location and assist residents with any needs during activity. - Monitor resident's satisfaction with activities. - Display any work completed from activity and utilize camera/video to capture the event. - Capture the culture of our home by providing content to be shared for marketing and social media accounts. - Participate in monthly company activity/marketing calls. - Supervise volunteers assisting with the activities. - Participate in family meetings and resident care meetings to provide feedback about residents. - Follow and adhere to Company budget and accounting receipt and billing protocols. - Attend staff meetings and in-service educational/training programs. - Perform other duties or special assignments as directed by management. Qualifications: - College degree preferred. - Minimum 1 year work experience in an activities program in an adult care setting. Actively maintain all required licenses or certifications required for Federal, State and Company and is familiar with Federal and State healthcare rules and regulations. - Must have a safe driving record and valid driver's license and motor insurance. - Ability to read, speak and write fluently in English (a plus if also can do in Spanish) - Excellent, compassionate communication skills and ability to verbally explain activities and directions. - Ability to work with all ages and all physical and mental states of a person and have an interest in working with elders. - Ability and willingness to work flexible hours such as during evenings and weekends for scheduled activities, family meetings, tours, special events, conferences, community outreach, admissions and facility management on-call. - Familiar with word processing, data processing and computer skills while following company email policies and organizing tasks, timekeeping and admissions documentation. - Ability to perform several job functions at once and follow Company mission and directions. Working Condition & Physical Demands (what an Activities Director may need to do): Must be able to use all forms of range of motion which include but are not limited to walking, sitting, standing, reaching, pulling/pushing, stooping/crouching, grasping and able to lift 15 pounds consistently. Must be able to assist a resident if an emergency presents itself, which would include helping them with stairs, off of the floor, etc. Must be able to experience and communicate all five senses while interacting with residents and withstand having activities inside and outside.

Keywords: Vista Living Communities, Santa Fe , Activities Coordinator, Other , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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