This position is responsible for all resident activities of Bear Creek Memory Care Community including coordinating all internal and external resident activities, creating the monthly activity calendar, arranging outside entertainment, assessing resident preferences and guiding program to meet their needs and communicating with Bear Creek on all appropriate matters. In addition, the Activities Director is responsible for managing the staff of the Activities and Transportation departments.
It is understood that the Activities Director supports the philosophy of Bear Creek :
§ To create environments that respect the emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs of our residents
§ To attract, retain, and develop exceptional staff
§ To create communities that define exceptional customer service
§ Manage our individual communities in a professional manner in meeting financial expectations, and resident satisfaction.
§ Leadership through planning, directing, controlling, communicating, and coaching.
This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, strong personnel skills, and positive community relations skills to be successful.
§ Excellent written, verbal, grammatical, and punctuation skills.
§ Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and make decisions.
§ Excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented
§ Pleasant, professional and per21sonal manner.
The Activities Director is responsible for ensuring that they and any employees reporting to them work in a safe manner and that unsafe actions are to be managed. Compliance with Safety Committee Standards is required. Should workplace injuries occur, the Department Heads and Directors are to assist the Executive Director when required with the investigation, return to work, and management of the injured worker communication with the care provider and Bear Creek.
The Activities Director is responsible for fostering teamwork with co-workers, showing initiative in overcoming obstacles, taking actions that assist others beyond job responsibilities, and having a positive impact on co-workers, residents, and visitors.
Completing the Resident Interest Worksheet and meeting with all new residents within 7 days of move-in to determine what level of activities resident requests to be part of. Orients all residents to the activity program and how to access activities.
Develops a calendar of events before the beginning of the month to stimulate residents in the areas of intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social needs. Follows schedule as written with minimal change and cancellation. Arranges entertainment within budgetary allotments to come into the building for resident enjoyment. Promotes all activities within the building in order to improve resident participation. Complies with spending budget on activity supplies and entertainment.
The Activities Director supervises all Activities Department personnel and Transportation personnel. This responsibility includes screening, hiring, training, coaching, scheduling, and supervising all staff in the Activities and Transportation departments. The Activities Director is responsible for taking corrective action with staff for poor performance, coaching to improve skills, managing activities to correspond with care plans and appropriate documentation, and compliance with all human resource guidelines. The Activities Director provides employee evaluations per Bear Creek Memory Care policy and procedures and communicates all employee relations issues with the Executive Director. The Activities Director performs all necessary verbal and written disciplinary actions required of supervised staff, and ensures documentation and process meet Bear Creek Memory Care policies and procedures. The Activities Director assures that all staff maintains appropriate annual training to maintain state requirements.
On a quarterly basis, holds an event that may be used for marketing efforts. These resident events will also serve as marketing events, as they involve the entertainment of our residents. Works with the Community Relations Director and other management staff to organize these events which include planning, advertising, set-up, and clean-up.
Resident outings will be scheduled on the monthly calendar and will include site-seeing trips, destination locations, and medical trips. This transportation will be the responsibility of the Activity Director to staff and coordinate any activity outings and to coordinate any medical visits transportation with the memory care department.
Reports to the Executive Director
EDUCATION & LICENSING
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Associate or Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred in business or a field related to the position.
Must have proven management experience and the ability to manage staff.
Minimum three years, of experience in assisted living or residential care/memory care setting.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.
Professional office environment. Uses PC, telephones, word processing and other standard office equipment. Verbally able to articulate in person and over the phone. Attending business-related functions. Occasional travel to the corporate office.
The Activities Director encounters stressful conditions dealing with residents, employees and business activities. Also must be able to work well under pressure, to resolve conflicts, to prioritize tasks, and follow through with ideas. Excellent verbal and written skills, interpersonal and mediation skills, ability to evaluate workers’ performance, strong working knowledge of employment laws and company regulations. Must be able to work evenings and weekends and maintain a flexible work schedule.
Sitting, walking, bending, data entry, reading, written and verbal communication, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Comply with state specific requirements.
Bear Creek Memory Care would love a chance to meet you and join our team! Our team is full with fun staff, hard working employees, and were ready to have you join us