The Actors Fund Home, an assisted living, skilled nursing, accredited dementia care and sub acute rehabilitation center located in Englewood, NJ, and a recipient of the U.S. News and World Report’s coveted “Best Nursing Homes in America,” seeks a Part Time Activities Coordinator who will be responsible for developing, leading, and maintaining a planned schedule of recreational activities for its residents. These programs are designed to stimulate and support residents’ desire to use their physical and mental capabilities fully, and to enable them to maintain a sense of usefulness and self-respect. Further, programming should utilize the arts and creative expression to foster productive aging for residents in a person centered care environment.
Develop and provide a diversity of cognitive, physical, social; intellectual, spiritual, cultural and recreational programs consisting of group (on and off site), individual, and independent programs.
Develop a written monthly activities calendar at least two weeks prior to the first of the month
Implement recreational programs listed on the calendars in which you are assigned. Assure that residents are invited, encouraged to attend, and transported to and from activity programs.
On an ongoing basis, research and carry out best practices in the Activities field. For example, provide opportunities for community integration, intergenerational programs, and other innovative programs that will serve our unique population of performing Arts and Entertainment Industry professionals.
This facility has converted to electronic medical records. This position will assist with the department documentation and paperwork including: Initial assessments, progress notes, attendance records, bus trip notes, one to one visits and other notes used to document Activities within the building. Participate in developing, reviewing and revising the recreation portion of the care plan as well as attend the care plan meetings as needed.
Provide other AFH staff with guidance and consultation about providing recreational programs as necessary.
Assists in selected resident care (e.g. feeding or transferring) as necessary, once appropriately in-serviced.
Practice appropriate safety measures to prevent infection, accidents, or injury.
Adhere to The Actors' Fund Home pledge of confidentiality with regards to resident’s information.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
NCCAP certify or willing to get certification in a year’s time
Minimum of one year senior living, hospice, subacute or skilled nursing experience in a therapeutic recreation and / or senior activities role. Experience working with persons with dementia is preferred.
Must have a driver’s license and a clean driver’s record.
Experience with event planning and creating a monthly activity calendar.
Exceptional time management and organizational skills.
Cooperative team player who demonstrates initiative in problem solving, and consistently follows through with tasks.
Must be able to pass the facility’s physical examination upon employment and annually thereafter, and be able to perform the essential job duties associated with this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must be able to stand and work for prolonged periods of time, climb stairs, stoop, bend, and carry supplies of varied weights. Frequently reaches above, at or below shoulder height. Must be able to transport residents in wheelchair to in-house activities and drive the facility vehicles to events.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
This is a part-time hourly position based in The Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey.
The schedule is as follows: Monday and Friday from 1:00 PM to 7:30 PM , Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.