South Plains Activity Director in Lubbock, Texas
The Activity Director is responsible for all programming, organizing, scheduling, budgeting, promotion, facilitating and directing all activities and excursions for the Community. All responsibilities must be completed in accordance with property policies and procedures, current standards, guidelines and regulations governing our property. Additionally, all activities, excursions and events must be designed to meet the interests, desires and needs of the independent and assisted living residents at the Community. They will be responsible for the hiring, evaluating, coordinating, monitoring performance, scheduling and supervising of department staff. They will also make recommendations to the Executive Director with respect to staff evaluations, merit pay increases, reprimands, disciplinary actions and terminations.
Primary responsibility is to provide an interesting, creative and rewarding social atmosphere throughout the Community and promote resident participation through regularly scheduled high quality activities, excursions, special events, guest speakers, movie showings, exercise sessions, establishment of clubs, games, art and creativity opportunities, educational classes and other such activities. Ensure activities and events acknowledge and meet the social, fitness activity level, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity and interests of the residents. Ensure that the department is staffed and activities and/or excursions are planned seven days a week. Actively engage in residents’ activities through personally leading activities and encouraging resident participation in all activities, excursions, and special events. Instruct residents on the safe operation and use of all exercise equipment and machines in the fitness center. Maintain documentation of such training. Maintain all exercise equipment and the fitness room in a safe and sanitary manner. Promptly arrange for equipment repair if items become damaged or inoperable. Develop, implement and manage a “New Resident Welcome” program at the community. Ensure that within thirty (30) days of move-in, the resident’s New Resident Profile has been reviewed so that the interests and hobbies of all new residents are addressed. Develop, implement and manage a “Resident Birthday” program at the community. Ensure that a Resident Council Meeting is held each month. As directed, create, develop, promote, coordinate, plan, schedule staff, set up, attend and break down all Special Events held at or hosted by the Community. As required, accurately and timely performance of all clerical work connected with the position (e.g., Monthly Activity Calendar, Weekly Activity Calendar, Excursion Brochure/Calendar, Community Newsletter, etc.). Create, develop, promote, coordinate, schedule, administer and attend of at least two excursions per calendar week. There shall be no less than eight (8) excursions per calendar month. Excursions are to be modeled after a “cruise ship” excursion program and do not include trips such as doctor visits, local shopping trips, church attendance, and other regularly scheduled departures from the community for which the community provides transportation. All excursions involve the following: research, booking, making reservations, purchasing tickets, following up with venues for confirmation, meeting contacts, establishing pricing for excursions, previewing venues, preliminary drives of excursion routes, anticipating and meeting comfort needs of residents during excursions, confirming with scheduled drivers, and supplying any addresses needed. Coordinate and schedule transportation needs of the residents and schedule community drivers to meet these needs, if applicable. Possess the ability, licensure and willingness to drive community’s vehicles, including obtaining and maintaining a Class B driver license. As requested, develop, recruit, manage and schedule Community Volunteers. Complete and maintain all required logs and paperwork associated with the Community’s Volunteer Program. SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age Requires a high school diploma or equivalent Requires current Class C, prefer Class B driver license to transport residents For communities licensed for sixteen (16) to forty-nine (49) persons: must have at least six (6) months experience in providing planned activities or be enrolled in an appropriate educational or training program. For communities licensed for fifty (50) or more persons: must have one (1) year of experience in conducting group activities and be knowledgeable in evaluating residents’ needs, supervising other employees and in training volunteers. Prefer one (1) year experience supervising and managing employees Able to safely operate standard household equipment (dishwasher, iron, vacuum, washer, dryer) Able to operate a personal computer and be proficient in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint etc.) Able to operate standard office equipment, including fax machine, copier, telephone, etc. Knowledge of and/or ability to learn the theory and practice of assisted living and dementia care Able to work with seniors and patiently interact with cognitively impaired individuals Able to be flexible, adapt and respond to change, make decisions in stressful situations and prioritize tasks and projects. Able to process information and apply common sense understanding to follow and carry out written or oral instructions. Able to analyze, solve and respond to problems or concerns. Able to count and perform moderately complex math problems Able to read, write and speak the English language and to interact and communicate effectively with employees, supervisors, physicians, health care professionals, residents, and their families Must be highly motivated and able to work independently Able to obtain and maintain valid first aid certification Able to obtain and maintain valid Food Handler’s certification, as needed Be mobile and able to perform the physical requirements of the job. Good physical health, verified by a health screening, including a chest x-ray or an intradermal test result not more than 6 months prior or seven (7) days after employment