Activities Coordinator

US-CA-El Monte
Job ID
2017-5397
Category
Clinical Services

Overview

Under the direct supervision of the Center Manager or Activities Supervisor, the Activities Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing an activity program which meets the needs and interests of each participant. The activity program shall assist the participant to resume self-care and normal activities to prevent further mental or physical deterioration. The activity program shall also provide a planned schedule of social and other purposeful independent or group activities. Opportunities shall be provided for involvement, both individual and group, in the planning and implementation of the activity programs.

Responsibilities

  1. Assess the needs and interests of each participant by performing assessments and developing an individualized activity plan as part of the individualized care plan developed by the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).   
  2. Maintain a signed quarterly progress record and individualized activity care plan in the participant’s electronic health record (NextGen/PaceCare On-line).
  3. Schedule and post the monthly activity calendars in a central location readily accessible to the participant, family or authorized representative. The calendar shall include all monthly activities such as crafts, holidays, religious services and outings.
  4. Receive participant feedback by attending monthly Participant Advisory Council meetings and participating in annual participant satisfaction improvement efforts (i.e. I-SAT).
  5. Maintain and utilize contracted services needed to implement the activity program and individualized activity plans.
  6. Utilize and coordinate the center’s transportation services and staff assistance to provide activities in the community (i.e. outings) as indicated by participant’s needs and interests.
  7. Develop, implement and supervise the activity program to encourage participant involvement and planning and receive assistance from the Activities Assistant(s) and/or CNA’s/PCA’s as needed.
  8. Order, maintain and budget for activity equipment and supplies with the supervision and approval of the Center Manager.
  9. Mandatory attendance and active participation in the IDT including the coordination and development of participant services and activities as needed.
  10. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Two years’ experience in a social or recreational program providing and coordinating services for a frail or elderly population within the last 5 years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting required.
  2. Completion of the Activity Leader (previously “Activity Director”) course designed specifically for this position and approved by the State of California required.
  3. Must maintain current CPR/First Aid Training. 

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