QNS Recruiting

Activity Director

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/16/2020 3:40 PM)
Job ID
2020-6905
Location
US-PA-Altoona
Category
Activities
Type
Regular Full-Time
Education Level
License
Experience Needed
1-3 years
Salary Info
Based on experience
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
QNS Recruiting

Overview

Activity Director

Full Time -  Monday -  Friday Daylight

   

Amber Terrace is a licensed Assisted Living Facility offering 34 furnished, beautifully decorated, private and semi-private rooms. Through its comprehensive onsite services, Amber Terrace has come to revolutionize senior care in Blair County, helping its clients maximize their health, well-being and overall quality of life during these critical elder years. Crucial to this whole-patient approach is the thriving activities department at Amber Terrace, under the leadership of the Director of Activities. This senior-level role supervises activities staff and volunteers, and will be responsible for steering the overall direction of the unit, in accordance with established standards and best practices.

Responsibilities

Day-to-day responsibilities of the Activity Director include:

  •      Organizing, developing and directing operations for the activities unit
  •      Assuring an ongoing schedule of well-attended activities, in the center and in the community
  •      Ensuring the utmost safety and comfort of residents participating and activities, working in tandem with medical staff, as needed
  •      Assisting with activities as well as transportation and participant support, as needed
  •      Maintaining the departmental budget, including food, vendor allocations, purchasing, travel costs and general expenses
  •      Recruiting, hiring and training activities staff and volunteers, and conducting ongoing reviews/appraisals to ensure peak performance
  •      Serving on various committees within Amber Terrace, and speaking on behalf of the activities unit
  •      Working with staff on a regular basis to evaluate existing activities and determine appropriate programming based on current resident needs and requests

Qualifications

All candidates should be therapeutic recreation specialists or activities professionals, with appropriate licensing/credentialing and training and at least two years of experience across relevant social/recreation and healthcare environments. A strong working knowledge of basic computer use and software/programs is essential and, because of the nature of this community, a dedication to senior service, patience and compassion are essential.

 

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