Vi Activities Manager in Glenview, Illinois
Responsible for supervising the Lifestyle staff andmanaging the Lifestyle department that creates and implements lifestyle enriching programs. These programs are designed to contribute to whole person wellness for residents in Assisted Living, Memory Support, and/or Skilled Care. Resident programs would include: social and community involvement, participatory and spectator events, creative and educational programs, lecture series, outings, special interest groups and clubs, fitness classes, etc. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a safety sensitive position.
Develops, implements, and coordinates all resident programs on a monthly basis to assure a variety of individual and group activities and special events that contribute to emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational wellness.
Communicates and collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary team to resolve resident care problems, develop care plans related to lifestyle and enhance care delivery.
Evaluates the success of individual programs using outcome measures, service standards, and resident feedback. Modifies program offerings based on resident desires and preferences.
Documents care per documentation policy and standards.
Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluating, disciplining and terminating Care Center lifestyle department employees.
Coordinates/develops relationships with community resources, volunteers, and independent contractors.
Establishes and leads the community-based Resident Program Committees.
Prepares, publishes and distributes monthly newsletter, activity calendar, and promotional materials.
Procures and maintains inventory of programming supplies.
Must possess knowledge of Medicare guidelines for skilled nursing as it relates to activities.
Excellent presentation skills with strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrates patience and the ability to deal with the stress and the needs of older adults.
Computer skills including proficiency in MS Office.
Has a working knowledge of long-term care.
Education: College Degree or equivalent experience and/or relevant certification is required .
Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience including 1 year of experience working with people with dementia/Alzheimer is required. Prior supervisory experience is required.
Licensure / Certification: Must be a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing and is (A) eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accredited body on or before October 1, 1990; or (B) has 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, one of which was full-time in a therapeutic activities program; or (C) is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or (D) has completed a training course approved by the State.ADC (Activity Director Certified) is preferred.Must possess a valid and current driver's license, where applicable. Current CPR and First Aid certifications are required or must be willing and able to become CPR and First Aid certified.
2500 Indigo Lane, Glenview, Illinois 60026
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