Avalon Memory Care

Activity Director

Job Locations US-TX-Allen | US-TX-McKinney
ID
2021-1248
Category
Direct-Care
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The overall purpose of the Activity Director position is to provide opportunities for residents to engage in meaningful social and diversified recreation programs based upon needs, interests, capabilities, and previous lifestyles. This position must coordinate, develop, and maintain quality programs that provide mental and physical stimulation to the residents utilizing staff expertise and family and/or community resources. 

Responsibilities

  • Assesses each resident for interests, talents and previous patterns of time use, and develops activity approaches based on that assessment. 
  • Establishes and maintains necessary records regarding activities' attendance and activity care plan approaches. 
  • Develops activity goals and objectives for each resident and integrates the activity approaches within the Resident Care Plan. 
  • Identifies Facility and community resources that can contribute to the recreation program. 
  • Plans and schedules activities and develops a monthly calendar of activities.
  • Secures entertainment, program leaders, volunteers, materials, equipment, and transportation well in advance of scheduled dates. 
  • Assures all residents are involved in activities: group, individual and/or independent on a weekly basis. 
  • Ensures activities are held daily and at least 2 evening activities are held per week 
  • Recruits and trains a volunteer activities staff and maintains volunteer programs that utilize community involvement. 
  • Evaluates effectiveness of programs in terms of resident outcomes

Qualifications

  • A licensed activities professional in the state of Texas.
  • Two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one of which was full-time in a resident activities program in an Assisted Living setting

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