Activities Director Job at Alexander Guest House, Oak Ridge, TN

  • Alexander Guest House
  • Oak Ridge, TN

Job Description

Summary of Responsibility: Responsible for assisting in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing and directing the activity programs to ensure that the spiritual development, emotional, recreational and social needs of the residents are maintained on an individual basis. Duties:

  • Set up and carry out activities as planned by Activity Director
  • Clean Activity room between activities
  • Go to apartments to invite residents to activities and assist in getting them back to apartments
  • Attend Activity Planning meeting with Activity Director
  • Assist volunteers with activities
  • Assist with cleaning the bus
  • Transportation as needed
  • Observe residents for changes in condition and report to Activity Director
  • Continue all activities in the Absence of the Director
  • Help with putting up and taking down of holiday themes
  • Notify care staff of nursing needs
  • Attend all staff meetings
Education and Experience:
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in the English language.
  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school degree or equivalent.
  • One (1) year experience in working with elderly desired.
  • Should have creative aptitude for training in arts, crafts and games.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, bend, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb stairs. The employee is frequently required to use hand and fingers to touch, handle and feel; and required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to lift and transfer residents, using proper body mechanics as needed. Work Environment: The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas. Subject to falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, substances, odors, etc., throughout the workday. Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents/patients, family members, personnel, visitors, etc. Job Type: Part Time Personal Characteristics and Skills:
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must be caring and compassionate in dealing with residents as well as staff.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, employees and outside contacts.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies and the general public.
  • Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
A willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Part time,

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