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Activities Director – Ashgrove Woods

September 27, 2013 - October 15, 2013
Location:Nicholasville, KY
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Health, Dental, Vision, STD, Life, 401(k); paid sick, vacation and holiday's
Employment Type:Full Time
Location:Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods
Description:Accept the challenge of a satisfying career with Christian Care Communities, the region's premier network of residential homes and community programs. We offer an excellent environment where you can make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Christian Care Communities is seeking a full time Activities Director for our Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods facility located in Nicholasville, KY.

MISSION
Christian Care Communities enhances the journey of life for Older Adults.

VISION
Building on our faith heritage, Christian Care’s vision is to be Kentucky’s premier provider of Older Adult Services.

PART I: POSITION IDENTIFICATION Activities Director - Ashgrove
Job Code: 77715600
Program: Older Adults
Facility: Christian Health Center
Location: Non-specified
Department: 777 Activities
Direct Supervisor: Executive Director
Effective Date: August 2013

PART II: POSITION SUMMARY
The Activities Director is responsible for directing activities and services that meet the interests and the physical, mental, and psycho-social wellbeing of each resident to promote and maintain the residents’ sense of usefulness to self and others while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulatory and organizational standards.

PART III: POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Required Education: High school diploma or general education diploma (GED)

Preferred Education: Associate’s degree from a 2-year college or technical school

Preferred Experience: 2 years’ experience in a social or recreational program setting, at least one of which was in a /resident activity program in a health care setting

Required Certification or Licensures: Certified in Activities or able to obtain within 120 days of hire; Certified Nurse Aid

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
1. Excellent communication skills to include:
a. Ability to speak and read English
b. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
c. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
d. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, organizations and others
e. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff
2. Working knowledge of various software programs such as Microsoft Office products including, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

PART IV: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent performs job responsibilities without posing a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of him/her or others while maintaining compliance with all policies and procedures of Christian Care Communities and within the parameters of the Organization’s mission, vision, and values.

1. Develops and coordinates the implementation of preliminary and comprehensive written plans of care for residents, identifying problems/needs and goals of the resident, and participating in discharge planning and resident assessments.
2. Completes the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) which consists of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Version 3.0, the Care Area Assessment (CAA) process, and the RAI Utilization Guidelines
3. Assures appropriate charting documentation of activity related forms and assessments
4. Participates in community planning and public/special events related to the interest of the facility and the services and needs of the residents and families.
5. Plans, schedules, and supervises activities/events for residents which provide entertainment, intercommunication, exercise, relaxation, intellectual development, sensory and utilization of their talents.
6. Encourages participation in activities insofar as practical.
7. Operates activities/events within budgetary limits/allocation for program services.
8. Encourages residents’ religious participation, coordinates needs with Chaplain, schedules and attends religious services, and provides spiritual material to residents on their request.
9. Plans and supervises activities for room-bound residents including writing letters, running errands, reading and securing material for residents with sensory and hearing deficiencies.
10. Arranges transportation to outside events/activities when necessary.
11. Executes all décor needs from replacement of home furnishing to seasonal decorating.
12. Develops a written plan of correction for activity deficiencies noted by appropriate authorities.
13. Develops and submits written plans for any changes consisting of the elimination of, or addition of, any services as requested by the social services director.
14. Obtains prior approval for requests or changes from social services director and/or administrator or executive director or designee.


PART V: PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical demands.
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; lighting is in the standard range for office duties; business equipment is regularly operated (computer, copier, fax, printer, postage meter, land line and mobile phones, etc.).
2. The employee is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, and exposure to the infectious waste, diseases and conditions, including the AIDS and Hepatitis B and C viruses.

PART VI: “W.E. C.A.R.E.” VALUES
Christian Care Communities is a values’ driven organization with six (6) core values. All staff members are expected to successfully meet the following non-negotiable Core Values Standards of Performance which will be used to measure overall work performance:

1. Work with compassion for Older Adults and their families:
a. Listen carefully
b. Professional and pleasant interaction
c. Practice patience and gentleness

2. Embrace aging as a valued part of life:
a. Encourage and respect individuality
b. Be humble and accepting
c. Compassionately engaged

3. Care for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve and those who serve with us:
a. Provide exceptional care with kindness and humility
b. Know your residents and colleagues – their important occasions and crises
c. Care about wellness and healthy lifestyles, and both set an example personally, as well as encourage others in their efforts to improve

4. Always seek ways to improve and grow:
a. Share knowledge
b. Challenge people to reach their highest potential
c. Stay abreast of industry trends and the latest technologies

5. Respect the dignity of each person:
a. Invite participation and ideas from everyone
b. Treat everyone with honesty and fairness
c. Thank and recognize people for what they do
d. Acknowledge and speak daily

6. Exemplify integrity, excellence, and accountability:
a. Model what you expect
b. Do your best and strive to do better
c. Accept your role at Christian Care
d. Be reliable, enthusiastic, and proud friends of Christian Care
Qualifications:Required Education: High school diploma or general education diploma (GED)

Preferred Education: Associate’s degree from a 2-year college or technical school

Preferred Experience: 2 years’ experience in a social or recreational program setting, at least one of which was in a /resident activity program in a health care setting

Required Certification or Licensures: Certified in Activities or able to obtain within 120 days of hire; Certified Nurse Aid

Business travel is a requirement of position; proof of valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

If personal vehicle is used to transport self or others; proof of insurance of $100,000 single limit of liability

Screening Requirements: drug screen and criminal background check

Christian Care Communities and its affiliated subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Christian Care Communities does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran’s status, or disability.


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