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Director of Activities in Round Rock, TX at Poet’s Walk

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

Job Snapshot

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