||Activities Coordinator – Skilled Nursing
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||For over 35 years, North Hill, a not-for-profit senior living community located in Needham, Massachusetts, has provided vibrant living opportunities to people 65+ by offering a host of hospitality, wellness and health care services. The Activities Coordinator is responsible for Resident engagement programs offered during evenings and weekends. Responsible for developing, conducting and/or overseeing programs addressing the 8 Dimensions of Wellness including social, educational, entertainment, exercise, art, games, religious, discussions, sensory groups, cooking and one-to-one programming, etc. The Activities Coordinator partners with Resident’s to provide person centered care and living opportunities based on Resident preferences. The Activities Coordinator works as part of the campus-wide Activities Team supporting programs for residents and team members. This person participates in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating programs with the Activities team supporting all the households in Pines Edge Health Center, Vista Terrace Enhanced Independent Living, as well as in Crescent Heights Independent Living.
Shift: Weekend work required
Plan, design, implement and evaluate programs to enhance the resident experience following the PurposeFULL Living philosophy; support with audiovisual needs as well.
Provide meaningful 1:1 and group engagements within the small house model.
Work closely with Team Members to support Resident participation in programs offered throughout Vista Terrace, elsewhere on campus, and in the community.
Observe Resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement; note, report and document so Resident progress can be evaluated.
Observe program changes, conditions, situations and make recommendations to the Manager to ensure continued ability to provide daily programs Interview residents & families to learn past and present preferences, interests and recreation.
Work with the team in planning objectives and goals in order to best provide person centered care
Understand the importance of person centered language; demonstrate as well as coach other team members to use to utilize person centered approach to care and language.
Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team daily to ensure resident needs are met and to maximize independence and choice.
Complete written or electronic documentation in a timely manner,
Maintain professional competence to ensure high quality programming,
Participate in orientation of new team members.
Participate in household meetings, preparation, cooking and serving of meals within the
households. Be aware of food preferences, food allergies and restrictions.
Ensure that the common areas of households are neat, organized and inviting
Assists with facilitating volunteer opportunities for Team Members and residents, including outreach to community organizations.
Assist in finding ways to motivate residents in verbal and non-verbal self-expression in a safe and supportive environment for the individual to reach their fullest participation.
Work closely with family members and outside organizations or individuals providing care to resident (i.e. private companion, hospice team, etc.)
Support Care Partners involvement in running PurposeFULL living engagements in the household.
Coordinate supplies and space as needed for planned events.
Assist in developing, producing and distributing the weekly program calendar (including Touchtown and posters) and a daily version, that has options for participation by Residents of varying cognitive and physical abilities.
Share resources and skills with all communities at North Hill, as appropriate
Perform administrative requirements, such as ordering supplies, proofing publications, completing necessary forms, reports, making signs, Touchtown, billing, copying, etc.
Comply with all computer policies/system user protocols, uses outlook for all scheduling, stores North Hill documents on network drives
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
Computer skills including but not limited to MS Office, Publisher, ipads etc..
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with Team Members, residents, family members, visitors, and the general public.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle challenging situations.
Support a culture that embraces innovation and change.
Maintains HCA, CPR, First Aid, etc. certifications.
PREFERRED EDUCATDION AND EXPERIENCE
Prior experience developing & implementing programs for elders with varying levels of abilities and cognitive functioning
North Hill offers:
Health & Dental Benefits
401K with company match
Career Development Training
Employee Referral Program
Healthcare Academy Training
Free on-site fitness center
North Hill is committed to providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement to all team members and potential team members. North Hill does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/ or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations.
||865 Central Ave
Needham, MA 02492