Responsible for performing the daily activity calendar requirements set by the Activity Director. Required to support and follow the Activity Program’s mission, philosophy, policies and procedures and state and federal regulations. Will achieve and maintain the highest quality of life for each resident, with understanding of all psychosocial, medical, and activity needs/preferences.
* Hold a high school education or equivalent.
* Have at least 1 year experience working in the healthcare field, volunteering or personal experience with the disabled population.
* Current knowledge of Federal and State activity regulations and/or ability to understand and interpret.
* Be able to read and write English.
* May prefer bi-lingual abilities based off of individual facilities.
* Must have a valid, IL driver’s license.
* Must be punctual and time efficient, especially as it relates to following the activity calendar.
* Possess the qualities of empathy, compassion, understanding, enthusiasm, personable, energetic, positive and humorous in order to effectively interact with residents, families, and staff.
* Must be able to relate and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people.
* Must be able to communicate effectively with to the community, other health professionals, outside professional organizations, senior services, government agencies, and any other provider or professional in the community.
* Understand and be able to manage emotional needs of yourself and the staff.
* Must be able to push, pull or carry 50 pounds.
* May be required to lift equipment, supplies, and occasionally move furniture.
* Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
* Provide feedback to Activity Director for monitoring achievement of facility and program goals through a team approach.
* Lead a therapeutic, person-centered activity program, which constantly strives to enhance the quality of life of each resident and meets the Activity Mission and Philosophy.
* Follow all Activity Policies and Procedures and Federal and State regulations.
* Become knowledgeable of each individual resident’s background, cultural, life history, disease and medical care needs in detail to ensure an appropriate person-centered activity plan.
* Activities shall be daily and shall reflect the schedules, choices, and rights of the residents.
Perform other related duties as assigned.