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Activities Director

Volunteers of America
Posted 5 days ago

Fort Myers

Contract type

Full Time

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Join us and apply today as an Activities Director at The Preserve!

The Preserveis part of Volunteers of America National Services which serves as the Housing and Healthcare affiliate of the Volunteers of America parent organization. Located on the corner of Plantation Road and 6 Mile Cypress Parkway in beautiful Fort Myers, we provide Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Skilled Care Services (Post-Acute Rehabilitation & Long-term care).

Benefit Highlights:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan;
  • Pay in Lieu of benefit options available
  • Relocation packages
  • Employee Discount Program (car rental, wireless carriers, travel, uniforms, etc.)
  • Career scholarships;
  • Quality training, continuing career education and leadership programs;
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Holiday & Sick Days)

About the job:Coordinate social, recreational, purposeful and spiritual activities to residents, whose needs include psychological, physical and cognitive challenges. Responsible for the day-to-day programming and oversight of Memory Support operations.

Required Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations !nay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree in therapeutic recreation; or bachelor's degree with major concentration in a human service area; or completion of a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
  • Minimum two (2) years' experience in a management position in a health care setting.
  • Able to understand and follow procedures, work assignments, instructions and prepare reports and documentation.
  • Ability to work with varying levels of responsiveness.
  • Must possess a high level of flexibility and tolerance to adjust to changes in workloads, assignments, hours and days (i.e., weekends, evenings, holidays, etc.).
  • Ability to teach and train on the use of the internet and have a knowledge base of computer programs such as internet explorer and e-mail systems.
  • Previous activities/programming experience of one (1) year. Knowledge base of Alzheimer's dementia and related memory loss.
  • Able to meet the requirements identified in the Essential Functions.
  • A minimum of one years experience working with a frail or elderly population preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs and in1plements a lifestyle plan for the entire building, including monthly scheduling of activities for entire building and maintaining a supply of invento1y of necessa1y materials.
  • Responsible for the direction and training of C.N.A.s' /Home Health Aides in implementing programs as designed for the special program areas including Memory Care. This will be in coordination with administrative staff.
  • Plans, directs, implements and documents activities and recreational programs that meet specialized needs of the residents in the Memory Care community.
  • Meets with new residents and assists with resident orientation and adjustment to their new environment; identifies and provides for the medically related social, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs.
  • Responds to inquiries and provides resident and family tours on an as needed basis.

In our 2022 Great Place to Work survey, employees said their work has a special meaning: this is not just a job.

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At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best.

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