Posted by Loudoun County Government on 05/12/2017 in Aging in Place

Therapeutic Activities Coordinator

Loudoun County Government
1 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA

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Do you find satisfaction in helping others? Are you passionate about working with the senior population? Are you looking to build your management skills in the therapeutic recreation field? Then join us in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Area Agency on Aging. We have an immediate opening for a Therapeutic Activities Coordinator at the Eastern Loudoun Adult Day Center located in Ashburn VA. The Adult Day Center is a state licensed adult day program providing therapeutic activities and assistance to older adults with memory loss or other chronic disabilities. The Area Agency on Aging's mission is to foster independence and healthy aging, and improve the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers through comprehensive programs and services. As a Therapeutic Activities Coordinator your skills will be used to develop, implement and oversee activity programs for seniors with physical and cognitive limitations according to state licensing requirements. You will oversee and assist with individual care plans, ensure therapeutic activities are appropriate for each client, and assist with clients’ activities of daily living, including personal care needs. A strong customer focus is needed as you will have regular, sensitive interaction with program participants, develop and maintain confidential client records, and respond to client health emergencies. Your supervisory skills will be utilized to provide work supervision for program staff and volunteers. Marketing skills are needed to produce newsletter, calendar and other materials for clients’ families and the public. You will also serve as back-up passenger vehicle operator. The work schedule varies and will fall between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm. Monday through Friday for a total of 37.5 hours per week. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work, or related field. Must be qualified, or eligible for qualification, as a therapeutic recreation specialist, activity professional or occupational therapist/assistant or must have one year FT work experience in an activities program. Possession of Commercial Driver's license (CDL), Class C, with Passenger endorsement, or ability to obtain one within 4 months of hire, is required. Prefer current CDL at time of hire, however will provide assistance to successful candidate to obtain appropriate CDL license within 4 months of hire. The incumbent of this position must comply with the Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program as outlined by Loudoun County's Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Policy for Transportation Employees. CPR/First Aid/AED Certification and negative result from a TB test taken within 30 days of hire required. Medication Management Certification required and must be obtained as soon as available. Prefer experience with word processing systems and familiarity with Publisher/Microsoft Office. Criminal Background and DMV record check required. Hiring Range: $34,206-$49,002. Recruitment #17-S155-1075. Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at for more information and to apply. EOE

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1 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA