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Grand Island SNF Director of Activities in Grand Island, New York

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Overview
Elderwood at Grand Island is Hiring a FT Director of Actvities!
Responsible for developing and directing an activity program for the leisure time of residents; activities are to be designed for entertainment, relaxation, socialization, exercise, stimulation, the opportunity to learn new skills, and for enhancement of the individual, psychological, social and spiritual needs of residents. Responsible for the orientation, training and supervision of Activity Leaders and volunteers.
We are located at 2850 Grand Island Blvd Grand Island, NY 14072
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Responsibilities
Plan, direct and schedule a monthly program of group, individual, and independent activities for residents; the activities are geared to individual capabilities and interests of residents; promote and communicate the monthly calendar of activities for residents
Direct Activity Leaders in implementing all phases of the Activity Department programs.
Plan Volunteer Program and recruit, orient, train, and direct volunteers.
Cultivate and maintain good public relations and contact with service groups, and other community organizations.
Interview new residents and prepare initial assessment information, including assigned sections of MDS+.
Attend Resident Care Planning Meetings and/or review Resident/Family Care Plan Review sessions; write and/or review activities plan of care in the Medical Record Chart of each resident.
Prepare and/or review required documentation including initial evaluations, progress notes, attendance at activities program and discharge summaries
Qualifications
* A baccalaureate degree and training in recreation required; qualifications as stated in NYS Code, Rules, and Regulations necessary.
* The activities program must be directed by a qualified professional who is a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who --
* Is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing; and
Eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1,1990; or
Has 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, one of which was fulltime in a therapeutic activities program; or
Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or
Has completed a training course approved by the State.
Ability to relate well, and enjoy working with the geriatric resident required.
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing necessary.
Flexibility, patience, and sensitivity to the needs of residents necessary.
Leadership qualities and ability to work well with others in implementing the activities program necessary.
Ability to develop good relationships with residents, staff, volunteers, families, and visitors required.
Physical stamina for constant activity required.
Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required
Company Details
Elderwood at Grand Island is a 90 bed skilled nursing facility (SNF) that has recently undergone a massive renovation. We offer comprehensive, personalized orthopedic, cardiac, and post-surgical rehab programs, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Specialty Programs include Oncology, SMARTS Express Care, Wound Care, Palliative and Respite Care and Seasons Memory Care.
Employee Perks!
401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Clean, Neat & Newly Renovated Facility, Close to thruway entrances/exits, Conveniently located on a bus route, Employee of the Month recognition, Enjoy a fun and diverse work environment, Free On-Site Parking, Friendly and supportive staff, Generous PTO & holiday package, Increased Wages, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, Monthly employee appreciation events, NEW Weekly Pay Schedule!, Point-earning employee reward program: redeem for prizes!, Quiet suburban neighborhood, Strong leadership, Substantial employee referral program, Truly make a difference in our residents' lives while providing top notch care, Tuition reimbursement program
EOE Statement
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
Plan, direct and schedule a monthly program of group, individual, and independent activities for residents; the activities are geared to individual capabilities and interests of residents; promote and communicate the monthly calendar of activities for residents
Direct Activity Leaders in implementing all phases of the Activity Department programs.
Plan Volunteer Program and recruit, orient, train, and direct volunteers.
Cultivate and maintain good public relations and contact with service groups, and other community organizations.
Interview new residents and prepare initial assessment information, including assigned sections of MDS+.
Attend Resident Care Planning Meetings and/or review Resident/Family Care Plan Review sessions; write and/or review activities plan of care in the Medical Record Chart of each resident.
Prepare and/or review required documentation including initial evaluations, progress notes, attendance at activities program and discharge summaries
* A baccalaureate degree and training in recreation required; qualifications as stated in NYS Code, Rules, and Regulations necessary.
* The activities program must be directed by a qualified professional who is a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who --
* Is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing; and
Eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1,1990; or
Has 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, one of which was fulltime in a therapeutic activities program; or
Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or
Has completed a training course approved by the State.
Ability to relate well, and enjoy working with the geriatric resident required.
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing necessary.
Flexibility, patience, and sensitivity to the needs of residents necessary.
Leadership qualities and ability to work well with others in implementing the activities program necessary.
Ability to develop good relationships with residents, staff, volunteers, families, and visitors required.
Physical stamina for constant activity required.
Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required...

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