Greater Tullahoma, TN Area 395 Interstate Drive
Oct 16, 2017
We are looking for a creative, dynamic individual to lead our Activities Department! SUMMARY: Education Must possess, as a minimum, a High School Diploma or GED. A two-year or higher degree in therapeutic recreation, social work, or related degree is preferred. Experience Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five (5) years with at least six (6) months of full-time work in a resident activity program in a health care setting or Must be a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant or Must have completed a training course approved by this state. Specific Requirements Must be a member in good standing in the National Association of Social Workers. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must display professionalism both in appearance and attitude. Must possess the ability to solve problems and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must genuinely care for and understand the elderly and disabled. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agency personnel and the general public. Must possess the ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and to coach and supervise other personnel. Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing social services. Must have patience, tact, a positive disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult people. Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activities practices. Must be able to relate information concerning a residents condition. Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for planning, organizing and developing the overall operation of our facility's Activities Department. Coordinate the activities program with other services in the facility. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers when appropriate. Assess resident needs and develop resident activities goals for the written care plan. Encourage resident participation in activities and document outcomes. Review goals and progress notes. Properly document MDS reports and progress notes. Obtain necessary equipment and supplies and provide for their accessibility through organized storage Participate with the administrator in developing a budget. Foster family and community support of the activity program (e. g., through newsletters, networking, activities which bring family members or members of the community into the facility, etc. Provide a plan of activities appropriate to the needs of the residents that includes, but is not limited to: Group social activities. Indoor and outdoor activities, which may include daily walks. Activities away from the facility. Spiritual programs and attendance at houses of worship. Opportunity for resident involvement in planning and implementation of the activities program. Creative activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, educational programs Exercise activities One to one attention Promotion of facility / community interaction Prepare a monthly calendar of activities written in large print and posted in a prominent location that is visible to residents and visitors.