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JEA Senior Living Activity / Program Director in East Amherst, New York

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in related field such as healthcare, social work, or gerontology preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience working in a social or recreational program in a healthcare setting
  • Previous supervisory and/or management experience preferred
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff
  • Strong documentation skills and basic computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize daily tasks, in order to accommodate fluctuating needs of the residents and the facility
  • Ability to represent the facility in a positive and professional manner
  • Experience in training and staff development and ability to motivate others
  • Current and valid state driver’s license Essential Functions:

  • Creates and displays a monthly Calendar of Events based on resident interest.

  • Provide an activities program on a daily basis including evenings and weekends.
  • Provide and conducts a plan of programs appropriate to the needs of the residents that includes, but is not limited to: Group social programs; Indoor and outdoor activities; Programming away from the facility; Spiritual programs and attendance at houses of worship; Opportunity for resident involvement in planning and implementation of the activities program; Creative activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, educational programs; Exercise activities; One to one visits; Promotion of facility / community interaction
  • Provides direct supervision for facility Programming staff, including hiring, evaluation, and discipline.
  • Serves as member of facility management team and assists Administrator with other management duties as needed.
  • Operates department within established budgetary guidelines.
  • Assists with marketing responsibilities and networks with referral sources within the senior housing communities and senior centers at the direction of the Administrator.
  • Assists with training to all staff members on related topics, and assists in maintaining staff training records as requested.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers when appropriate.
  • Foster family and community support of the program (e. g., through newsletters, networking, programs which bring family members or members of the community into the facility, etc.
  • Provides new employee orientation on programming and aging sensitivity.
  • Assists with development of training calendar.
  • Acts as a role model to facility staff for communication and behavior management strategies, and in engaging residents in meaningful programs.
  • Participates in resident and family care conferences as requested.
  • Ensures that changes in resident condition are observed and reported appropriately to the licensed nurse.
  • Participates in new resident family interview for resident history.
  • Coordinates with HSD to ensure resident’s interests and routines are included in Plan of Care.
  • Coordinates with outside groups and organizations to arrange programs for residents.
  • In conjunction with Program Coordinator and Assistants, maintains a current social history and profile for each resident.
  • Assists in maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies and equipment, and follows appropriate facility protocol for purchasing items/products.
  • Supports the team in ensuring that all resident care is provided in a safe and effective manner, while consistently maintaining resident dignity, choice, and respect.
  • Maintains knowledge of current OSHA and state regulations, and routinely monitors facility compliance with the regulations related to resident care. #LI-CM1