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Activities Director

Company: Vista Springs
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

About the Organization Vista Springs is a Veteran-Owned/Veteran-Led Organization. We are hiring compassionate individuals that are motivated to partner with us in providing outstanding lifestyles to the seniors we have the honor of serving.



These outstanding individuals will work within a Vista Springs community that reaches beyond the simple service of senior care. We work collaboratively with families to create a unique extension of care and support for our community members. We are passionately focused on creating communities that are vibrant, stimulating, purposeful and engaging, with beautiful accommodations and the best amenities.



Candidates offered a position will be required to pass a criminal background check, pre-employment physical, drug screen, and not have nicotine in their system. Category Life Engagement Position Life Experience Director Vista Springs Location Vista Springs Timber Ridge Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Description Purpose:To provide the best quality of life and engaging daily activities to residents as a group or on an individual basis. Meeting physically, socially, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and needs of the residents. Present a safe, positive, caring and professional image at all times.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, schedule and implement quality activities
  • Prepare the monthly activities calendar.
  • Update the activity board.
  • Maintain required files for life enrichment documentation
  • Hire, train, schedule and maintain a qualified staff
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers
  • Budget
  • Current and new resident activity assessments.
  • Care plan for resident activity levels.
  • Create and maintain relationships with residents and their families.
  • Resident council meetings
  • Schedule, plan and prepare for special events and resident outings. Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare the newsletter.
  • Purchase supplies as needed.
  • Thank you cards and other correspondence
  • Ensuring equipment is functioning properly.
  • Mail delivery for resident
  • Community relations
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Orders flowers for new resident, birthdays, etc. Supervisory ResponsibilitiesIn charge of the Life Engagement coordinators, assistants and volunteers. Position Requirements Educational PreferencesDegree in Recreational Therapy, specialty courses certified locally and nationally and experience in long term care.Certificates, licenses, registrationsYour state certificationWork ExperiencePrior experience in planning and executing daily activities and long term care plans. Have had experience working and communicating with dementia, Alzheimer's, handicapped patients and worked with a geriatric population. Supervisory experience a must.Language SkillsAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with residents, staff, customers on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. Must be able to speak, read and write using Basic English skills.Physical DemandsPhysical work may include lifting up to 50 lbs., stooping, pulling, carrying, twisting, bending, walking, pushing and standing to perform all aspects of the job on a day-to-day basis.Additional InformationMust be able to work in a team player environment, multi-task, detailed orientated person, organized and follow through skills. Must have a high level of communication skills to interact with residents, families and staff. EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt This position is currently accepting applications.

Keywords: Vista Springs, East Lansing , Activities Director, Executive , East Lansing, Michigan

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