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DePaul Adult Care Communities (DACC) NYOverview
- Respects and maintains the confidentiality and rights of residents. Demonstrates a positive and caring attitude toward all residents, staff and guests.
- Develop a program designed to promote active involvement of all residents taking into consideration individual preferences and choices. The program is to provide social, physical, intellectual, and recreational activities in a planned, coordinated, and structured manner, using the Activities Coordinator's Guide.
- Plan, prepare and implement a monthly activities calendar to be posted in a prominent spot no later than the first day of each month. The first week of every month needs to be posted 7 days prior to the start of the new month.
- Review, upon move-in, personal information about each resident's interests and capabilities. Include this information and other data obtained from the resident / family members, on an individualized index card system or the equivalent. This information should be used when developing activities and be updated as needed.
- Schedule a minimum of fourteen (14) hours of planned activities a week.
- Schedule outings so that each resident has the opportunity to participate in at least one outing every other month.
- Plan and implement one-on-one activities with residents.
- Enable residents to enjoy solitary activities.
- Notify residents of activities and assist and encourage them to attend.
- Decorate the facility for holidays and make sure decorations are removed within five (5) days following a holiday.
Order supplies for activities according to budget. Ensure that all expenditures are accounted for from the activity expenses and that all receipts are properly recorded and submitted.
- Plan facility programs, parties, potluck and other celebrations with approval of the Administrator.
- If desired, develop a volunteer program from within the community. Train and coordinate allvolunteer activities.
- Attend staff in-service meetings.
- Assist with new staff orientation r/t/the role of activities.
- Possess a working knowledge of Resident's Rights.
- Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the Activity Program, including input from the residents at least every six (6) months and document finding.
- Review results with the Administratorand make changes as appropriate.
- Ensure that MSDS are available for all substances used in the Activity Department. Keep such materials secure when not in use and supervised.
- Warm, friendly, high-energy "bubbly" personality.
- Genuine enjoyment of working with crafts, activities and the geriatric / adult special needs population.
- Ability to gently but firmly encourage / coax residents to participate and enjoy success oriented activities to feel good about themselves and increase their self-esteem.
- Ability to communicate with residents and staff in English.
- Ability to read and write English.
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds unassisted.
- Ability to visually observe residents, to hear emergency systems and verbal needs expressed by residents.
- Ability to turn, stoop, bend and stretch in order to assist residents.
- Ability to stand for prolonged periods.
- Ability to use equipment competently.
- Ability to respond to emergencies, i.e. resident choking, evacuation of residents and visitors in the event of fire.
- High School diploma or GED,
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in Long Term Care or working with geriatric and adult special care need population in a therapeutic professional relationship setting.
- Must have the required references and criminal record check.
- Must have a valid New York State Driver's license and a clean driving record that meets Agency's Clean Driving Record Policy.
Well-lighted, air-conditioned / heated environment; may be exposed to residents with communicable disease or confused residents who become combative. May be required to work outdoors on occasion when required by resident cookouts.