Bargaining Unit: Non Licensed Rate of Pay: $18.37 / Hour + DOE
SUMMARY: Develops, implements and supervises an activity program to meet the individual needs of the residents in the Extended Care Center and State requirements as indicated in Title 22, OBRA, and JCAHO. Provides social service assistance to the residents of the Extended Care Center under the supervision of a MSW or LCSW.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following:
Assesses psycho social needs of residents and reports to the MSW or LCSW.
Assesses activity needs of the Residents.
Identifies and plans individualized care of the resident that addresses both activities and social services.
Contributes to the individualized resident plan of care.
Provides information and referrals for financial assistance.
Understands and documents MDS accurately.
Documents timely and accurately resident assessments, issues and interventions.
Enters and retrieves data from computer system.
Provides resource referrals.
Provides education information for resident and family.
Assists resident in obtaining special items.
Coordinates the voting process for residents.
Organizes and attends the Resident and Family Council Meetings.
Interacts with families to keep them informed on the resident’s psychosocial needs and well being.
Review resident rights with residents quarterly. Coordinates the scheduling of screenings and outside medical appointments.
Monitors and provides quarterly reports for the resident trust fund.
Meet, at a minimum, monthly, with the Medical Social Worker to review monthly activity and/or resident issues.
Participates in resident care conferences.
Responsible for protecting self, facility, resident, and other members of the staff by following security policies and procedures.
Develops and implements an activity plan for the Residents, posting and distributing a monthly activity calendar.
Supervises and evaluates residents’ activity and plan.
Coordinates resources for an effective activity program.
Identifies resident issues and utilizes chain of command to address.
Participates in departmental growth and development.
Demonstrates System Values in performance and behavior.
Complies with System policies and procedures.
Other duties as may be assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS: Required: Valid driver license. Certification as an Activities Director. CPR Certification. Preferred: CNA certification.
OTHER EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Two years experience in a social or recreational program within the past five years, one of which was full time in a resident activity program in a health care setting. Occupational therapist, art therapist, dance therapist, recreational therapist or occupational therapy assistant preferred.