Centers Health Care Director of Recreation in Oneonta, New York
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Director of Recreation
Director of Recreation/Activities
Cooperstown Center is actively seeking an experienced Director of Recreation for our Skilled Nursing Facility in Cooperstown, NY. The ideal candidate will have prior Recreation Director experience in a Long Term Care setting, an upbeat energetic personality, and be tech-savvy.
Plans a variety of engaging activity programs for all days of the week (including evenings, weekend and holidays)
Plans activities that are appropriate to the needs of the residents (includes but are not limited to: small and large group programs, individual pursuits, sensory activities, clubs, special interests, spiritual and religious activities, one to one activities, community outings)
Prepares a monthly calendar of activities that is posted in prominent areas and provided to every resident
Prepares a monthly staffing schedule that includes evening and weekend and holiday coverage
Ensures that all documentation requirements are met. (MDS, assessments, care plans)
Develops a system to record resident participation/attendance
Participates in morning meetings, department head meetings, care plan meetings, and any other meeting as directed by the facility administrator
Orders appropriate supplies and equipment for the department
Plans a monthly resident council meeting (and any other resident committees such as food committee) and is the staff liaison for the resident council president and other resident executive committee members. Takes meeting minutes and ensures that all resident concerns are addressed
Organizes and coordinates special community outings with resident interests in mind
Arranges regular entertainment, parties, seasonal programs, and special events
Plans and coordinates staff events at the request of the administrator
Ensures that the facility is appropriately decorated as per the holiday/season
Supervises the volunteer program for the facility
Coordinates community grassroots programming and serves as facility representative at local events
Responsible for maintaining a bi-monthly newsletter and maintaining facility social media program
Adheres to all facilities and corporate policies.
Must have activities/recreation experience working in a skilled nursing facility
Is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation therapist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1, 1990, or candidate must have a minimum 2 years of age-appropriate experience with 5 years in a full-time activity program, one of which was Full-Time in a therapeutic activities program.
Or, the candidate is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant with experience in the long-term care setting
Excellent administrative and organizational skills
Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is a 174-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in the heart of the Mohawk Valley and just minutes away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Cooperstown Center is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life for all our residents, helping each to get stronger, healthier, and happier. We’re a community of friends, neighbors, and family living life to the fullest, and we want all residents to leave Cooperstown Center with dignity and independence. Cooperstown Center is a proud member of the Centers Health Care Consortium.
Centers Health Care is a fully integrated post-acute care continuum offering rehabilitation and skilled nursing services in more than 45 locations covering four states. In addition, we provide special services including in-patient and home dialysis, ventilator care, and care for those with Alzheimer’s. The Centers Health Care family offers Urgent Care, Managed Care, Clinical Laboratory Services, Adult Day Health Care, and Assisted Living services, as well as every level of Home Care. Centers is well known for our commitment to our employees, offering outstanding ongoing training and development, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay rates, generous compensation packages and more.
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