Activities Director 9/6/2016
ALC Staffing Associates
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Director of Activities
My client is currently seeking a Director of Activities for their newly acquired community The Creekside in Woodinville, WA.
The responsibilities of the Director of Activities is to plan, prepare, and direct the overall operation of the resident and family activities along with overseeing the activity department in accordance with current federal, state, and local guidelines, standards, and regulations, according to established policies and procedures.
This position is also responsible for ensuring the program of activities are designed to meet the interest, and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.
Create an environment in the community that promotes residents and families' participation in the provided activities including:
Creating and submitting a monthly calendar of events for review and printing.
Creating and submitting a monthly newsletter for residents, staff, and families.
Creating and maintaining social media under the umbrella of the Home Office.
Coordinate with other associates the planning, execution, and attending special functions, such as holidays and celebratory events.
Conduct survey of residents to determine what activities are of interest to them.
Overseeing transportation of residents including:
Assisting with the safe loading, unloading, seating, and transporting of residents onto and off community vehicles and drive residents as needed.
Oversee scheduling of transportation for recreational and medical outings.
Evaluate transportation program on a regular basis to ensure customer satisfaction.
Understand and fulfill all State, Federal and local regulations for maintaining safe vehicles, securing all required credentials/licensing for vehicle(s) a driver(s).
Recruit, hire, train, motivate, and supervise department staff in accordance with all company policies, procedures, and core values.
Develop and train volunteers who are in the community to assist with activities or special events.
Manage and track budget spending and goals.
Encourage and invite resident participation in all resident activities.
Aid in the community marketing efforts through positive interactions with residents, families, and guests.
Alert care staff when there is a medical or care need of a resident that needs to be addressed.
Non-Essential Job Duties:
*Perform other duties or special projects as assigned/directed by the Executive Director.
*Instruct visitors to sign in when entering our community.
*Obtain and maintain all state required certifications and licensures.
*High school diploma or GED.
*Must be over the age 18.
*Background clearance is required (per government regulations).
*Negative TB test results is mandatory.
*Excellent communication skills is required.
*Ability to speak, write and read English.
*Must have solid pc skills and be familiar with several Microsoft Office Suite software programs (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Email, etc.), and other office equipment (e.g. scanners, copiers, and fax machines).
*Must maintain a professional demeanor at all times, especially while interfacing with other associates, residents, family members, and visitors.
*Must present a positive image, by follow all grooming and dress standards.
*Must hold a valid driver's license (required by the state and/or vehicle capacity) and valid insurance.
Preferred Job Requirements:
*Prior related work experience, in a similar environment is highly desirable.
*Prior supervisory or lead working experience is preferable.
*Working familiarity with several special Microsoft Office Suite software programs (e.g. Publisher and Photoshop) is highly desirable
*Bachelor's Degree is preferable.
*Compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents' rights.
Physical Demands include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, walking, standing and sitting.
*Ability to lift 25+lbs.
*Ability to push a resident safely in their wheelchairs.
*Walking up to 5 miles per shift.
*Ability to exert 10- 25lbs of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
*Able to assist in the moving of residents in emergency situations.
My client offers a rich benefit package including:
*401k retirement plan with employer matching
*Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
*Paid time off.