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JMS Senior Living Activity Director in Savannah, Missouri

DescriptionPosition Summary:iDesigns, implements and directs activities programs for all residents that generate interest and offer engagement, entertainment, relaxation, and skills improvements. Performs the duties of Activities Assistant as a backup for absence or if the Activities Assistant position does not exist in the facility.Essential FunctionsDevelops diverse activities program for resident participation that offers activities such as movies, parties, games, special events, shopping, music presentations, crafts, physical exercise, holiday celebrations, and outings that meet federal and state regulations.Is proactive in creating daily and monthly schedules in advance.Posts activities calendars and bulletins in visible areas for resident viewing; sends necessary activities information to marketing agency for website posting.Assists residents to and from activities.Provides one-on-one activities to bed-bound or room-bound residents.Directs, manages and evaluates volunteers; initiates and oversees cooperative efforts with community organizations.Purchases all supplies, equipment, transportation and staff assistance required for future activities.Participates in budgetary planning and operates within budgetary guidelines.Sees to the maintenance, repair and preventive upkeep of all department equipment.Documents all resident activity, participation and progress for posting in residentsi records and care plans.Completes daily rounds to supervise employees within your departmentFollows all company policies and procedures.Completes activity assessments, notes and care plans.Sees to the delivery of resident mail.Participates in practices that attract and retain the best human talent.Manages the departmental human resources function including daily staffing requirements, resolving performance issues including terminations, employee orientation on all new hires, documenting employee personnel files, and managing overtime.Effectively delegates tasks to department staff.Provides training and leadership by example in protecting the confidential nature of resident information and adherence to resident rights.Complies with federal, state, local and company health, safety, and sanitation laws, regulations and standards.Complies with the companyis employee safety prevention and accident reporting program.Participates in conducting fire drills and other safety drills.Cooperates and problem-solves with other departments and staff, residents, vendors, and others to support overall team and corporate goals.Wears professional attire daily.Timely response and follow through on all communications.Maintains knowledge of current industry trends and practices and, if applicable, fulfills all requirements to retain certified status.Attends all meetings and training as required, including QAPI meetings to present and submit report as required.Attends all in-services as directed by the Administrator.Works extra hours when necessary and performs duties of other positions as needed.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.NOTE:iReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.RequirementsQualificationsCompletion of a qualified Activities Director program, such as iCertified Therapeutic Recreation Specialisti (CTRS) offered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Certification may be attained once hired and in a timely manner.High school diploma or GED.Current CPR certification. ? Dedicated interest in assisting residents through the implementation of socially, mentally and physically active recreation.Proven track record of successful mentoring, coaching and management of staff.Able and willing to take direction from management.Empathic commu