Posted by Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook on 10/19/2015

Activities Director

Ashby Ponds
Ashburn, VA

Employment Type

Ashby Ponds, a growing CCRC in Ashburn, VA, is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Activity Director for its NEW Continuing Care Neighborhood (Post-Acute Rehabilitation, Nursing Care, Assisted Living, and Memory Care).

Position Summary
The Activities Director plans, organizes, develops and directs the overall operation of the Continuing Care Program in accordance with Federal, State and County regulations and established Erickson Living policies and procedures. The Program Manager provides and assures that an on-going program of therapeutic and recreational activities stimulates the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional well-being of Continuing Care residents.

The Continuing Care team is committed to serving residents in all aspects of their daily lives and assisting with the day to day functioning of the neighborhood. Members of the Continuing Care team will develop relationships with the residents and their families using a consistent caregiver approach; supporting the residents’ physical, spiritual, emotional and clinical needs and focusing on placing the resident’s needs and preferences first.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)
  • Maintain the Erickson Living’s philosophy and “Vision” statement.
  • Provides an environment that promotes and supports an active, healthy and independent lifestyle in accordance with the abilities of each individual resident.
  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct the activity programs of Continuing Care.
  • Responsible for marketing CC philosophy internally and externally to residents, families and staff.
  • Supports the operation of Continuing Care Community Program.
  • Provides oversight of delivery of customized, individualized services.
  • Responsible for developing, administering and coordinating departmental policies and procedures and conducts on-going review of these policies.
  • Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development; plans and/or participates in conferences and classes to improve knowledge and practice in resident care; attends in-service programs that are provided to facilitate compliance with government regulations.
  • Seeks outside resources, as needed, through universities, community and professional networks. Provide oversight of outside groups which provide on-site educational and recreational programs.
  • Ensures that CC program staff comply with Federal, State and County requirements related to activity program documentation, including daily attendance, monthly calendars, progress note, MDS and Care Plans
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Qualified Recreation Specialist or an Activities Professional
  • Be eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or activities professional by a recognized accrediting body
  • Sincere interest and desire to work with Continuing Care residents.
  • Basic knowledge of the physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual aspects of the aging process.
  • Flexible work schedule including weekends and evenings as appropriate.
  • Good organizational skills and problem solving ability.
  • Possesses team player attitude.
  • Ability to create resident preference based activity program.
  • Ability to multi-task with exceptional time management skills.
  • Responsible for maintaining and adhering to allocated budget.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Provides oversight for recruitment, orientation, training and supervision of all Program Assistants. Conducts weekly staff meetings.
  • Ability to effectively supervise a diverse work force.
  • Lead specific activities and complete documentation as needed during vacations and in the case of vacancies.
Education and/or Experience
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in Activities or related field.
  • Experience with the elderly, and understanding of the dementia process and its impact on activity programming.
  • Qualified as an Activity Director or CTRS, in accordance with state regulations.
  • A Bachelor’s degree and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as Activity Manager

Contact Info:
Melody Burgess

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