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Activities Director - skilled nursing facility

Company: Lake Port Square
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Activities Director - skilled nursing facility 1089 Flagler Ave, Leesburg, FL 34748, USA

Full-time

Company Description Welcome to Lake Port Square!

Lake Port Square is a premier life care community located in Leesburg, FL, on a 78-acre nature preserve nestled against the shores of Lake Harris. Lake Port Square offers a wide variety of beautifully appointed residential options, a wealth of exceptional services and amenities, and a full calendar of fun, engaging activities to support active and independent lifestyles for the residents of this retirement community. As a life care community, Lake Port Square makes aging in place simple. We provide independent living, assisted living, and health services, including skilled nursing and short-term rehab, all of which allows our residents to seamlessly transition as their health needs change. We do all of this while providing a lifestyle of complete hospitality to the residents of Lake Port Square. We are here to serve their life needs. The campus offers complete dining services, hospitable personal services, and convenient residential services to ensure that our residents are receiving the freedom, independence, and ability to live carefree, which are some of the significant reasons they choose to make Lake Port Square their retirement home.

Lake Port Square is managed by Life Care Services, last year awarded the highest score in the J.D. Power Senior Living Satisfaction Survey. Life Care Services leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. This innovation will help Lake Port Square continue to provide vibrance, passion, and performance in our lifestyle-centered services for our residents as well as high quality health services throughout our community.

Job Description Application Requests

Resume

A minimum of three (3) Professional References (name, contact number, who is this person in relation to you)

Position Information

Lake Port Square is currently seeking a  full-time Activities Director for our skilled nursing facility . This critical role is responsible for the overall planning, coordination, and implementation of a wide and varied scope of activities and programs designed to meet the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of residents through the skilled nursing facility’s person-centered, activity-focused programming. Additionally, this position works closely with the community’s clinical team to promote open communication regarding the resident’s overall well-being.

Collectively, we embrace the person centered care model that empowers staff to keep the individual at the center of the care planning and decision making process. We ensure that residents are supported in achieving the highest level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.

Classification / Status: Full Time, Exempt

Essential Duties :

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Manage and direct functions of the activities programming in the Skilled Nursing (SNF) to include ongoing staff training and program implementation.

Evaluate resident activity needs and works in collaboration with SNF staff members to explore opportunities for the resident engagement and plan and schedule all daily activities based on individual needs and resident interest.

Observe and evaluate performance of SNF Activities staff to ensure quality standards and services. Assist with interviewing, selecting and training staff involved with providing activities.

Coordinate and oversee recreation activities including current events, discussion groups, re-motivation therapy, sensory stimulation, cultural activities, religious services, special entertainment, out trips, special events, and one-on-one visits, as indicated.

Provide education, training, and support groups on the topic of dementia and Alzheimer’s to staff and resident’s families.

Evaluate programs, operations, and training in order to maintain the highest possible level of service delivery.

Greet new residents upon admission and orient them and their families to the programming aspects of the SNF.

Coordinate family involvement in the activities and special events.

Complete each resident’s activity preferences, ensuring that the document is completed soon after move in and is updated as needed.

Ensure necessary supplies and resources are on hand for each program. Purchase and inventory supplies and equipment.

Direct volunteer activities in the SNF, enlist their support and coordinate their efforts; provide orientation, training, and supervision of volunteers.

Maintain accurate documentation of resident’s progress and responses to program.

Review and address the concerns and suggestions of residents and family members, and resolve customer service issues in a timely manner.

Attend in-person and computer-based inservice training and education sessions, as assigned.

Serve as Manager on Duty on scheduled late shifts and weekends.

Maintain appropriate confidentiality of information.

Behavior interventions and problem solving for SNF residents.

Participate on community committees as required.

Marginal Duties :

Maintains standards for personal appearance and cleanliness.

Maintains safe and sanitary conditions.

Maintains effective working relationships with all management and staff from all departments in health center.

Assumes own responsibility for personal growth and continuing education.

Participates in the orientation process of new employees.

Performs all other work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities :

This position supervises an Activities team.

Qualifications High school diploma, general education degree (GED), or equivalency, required. Associate’s degree preferred.

A valid Florida occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant license

Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is licensed or registered by the State of Florida and is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body. NCCAP Certification required.

Two (2) years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years – 1 year must be full time in a patient activities program in a health care setting

Minimum of three (3) years of appropriate professional experience in geriatrics, recreation, or dementia care.

Knowledge of the principles and processes providing customer service including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards of services and the evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skill in active listening including providing full attention to what others are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Skill in creative thinking including developing, designing, or creating new ideas, relationships, or systems.

Ability to lift up to 30lbs, occasionally as needed.

Additional Information A Culture of Hospitality:

Lake Port Square fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises as a guide for our interpersonal interactions with residents, coworkers, and guests:

We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.

We treat everyone with courteous respect.

We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.

We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.

We hold ourselves and one another accountable.

We embrace and value our differences.

We make residents, employees and guests feel important.

We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”

We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.

We pay attention to details.

Lake Port Square employees are expected to promote a healthy community culture for all residents and employees. This is a whole-person approach to health and wellness which includes eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Health Services, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Vocational. Through these efforts we can ensure and exceed residents’ wellness needs relating to their mind, body and soul, which may also have a positive effect on the employees, as a result.

Lake Port Square offers a competitive total compensation package with strong health & wellness and retirement plans. Eligibility starts in your first month. Our total compensation package includes:

Company-subsidized Group Health Insurance (including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage)

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Company-paid Group Term Life and AD&D

Supplemental Group Term Life and AD&D

Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance options

Employee Assistance Program

Accident, Hospital, Critical Illness, and ID Theft Protection benefits

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Paid Holidays (6)

Generous 401(k) Retirement Plan offering immediate participation for your retirement savings needs and with 100% vested Employer Contributions after 1 Year of Service

Other Important Need-to-Know Information

Lake Port Square is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

Lake Port Square is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Lake Port Square is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification of a pre-employment drug test, a criminal background check, and a fingerprint check.

Applicants needs to be eligible to be employed in the United States.

Pay is commensurate with education and experience.

This position will be based in Leesburg, FL.

Here is your opportunity to make a difference! Why wait? Begin to explore Lake Port Square right now and see how we pursue our passion for senior care. Please visit LakePortSeniorLiving.com and, if you’re social media savvy, connect with us on Facebook.

Activities Director - skilled nursing facility

1089 Flagler Ave, Leesburg, FL 34748, USA

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