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Activities Specialist

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Job Description

A generous heart, a warm spirit and a genuine compassion for others. These qualities best describe the special people who work at Elmcroft. We are trusted members of an extended family who find great personal reward in bringing happiness into the lives of our residents.

Elmcroft is looking for an ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST for our assisted living facility.  The Activities Specialist is responsible for providing assistance to the Healthy Lifestyles Director in the implementation, delivery, and coordination for the overall activity program within the community.

Duties include but are not limited to:

 

  • Is completely familiar with the state regulations governing Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s care, ensuring compliance in department by regularly reviewing regulations checklist.
  • Meets Elmcroft Standards established for the Nursing and Activities departments, as applicable.
  • Provides timely communication to Healthcare Director for clinical change observations.
  • Assists Healthy Lifestyles Director in timely and honest communication with families in order to promote good relationships and keep them informed about community events, i.e. activities programs.
  • Participates in the 100 hours/100 days program as required by position to assist residents in adjusting to their new home.
  • Provide marketing support within the community by participating in tours and discussions with potential residents and their families.
  • Assists Healthy Lifestyles Director in planning a varied monthly activity calendar using the Elmcroft activity standards.
  • Arranges for appropriate spiritual activities as reflected by resident preferences.
  • Posts a community calendar monthly according to Elmcroft Standards.
  • Encourages all residents to participate in some or all of activities. Assists AD in maintaining records of resident attendance and annually updated resident activity assessments.
  • Works in collaboration with the Activities Director to arrange for a variety of entertainment to be brought to the community for the entertainment of the residents.
  • Arranges for a variety of exercise opportunities suitable for the elderly population to enhance residents’ mobility, strength, bone mass, and social interaction.
  • Keeps sufficient activity program and craft supplies on hand for in-house entertainment.
  • Provides transportation for residents to and from doctors’ appointments as needed.
  • Is fully knowledgeable of the fire evacuation and disaster policy of the community and participates as assigned in fire and disaster drills.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent personal or health information concerning residents and staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and which relate to the success of Elmcroft and the Care, Comfort, and Happiness or our residents.

 

 Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

Job Requirements

Education: High School or GED preferred, six months to one year related experience and/or training preferred, working with the Alzheimer’s population; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience working with Activities preferred.

 

Licenses:  CNA designation preferred.  Assisted Living Activities certification, if required by State.

 

Must be in possession of a valid state driver’s license.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Health Care, Customer Service, Entry Level
Education High School
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Hospitality, Recreation
Required Travel None
Job ID Activities Specialist
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