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Recreation Director

Company: Morris View Healthcare Center
Location: Morristown
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Morris View Healthcare Center - Morrisview- Working at Morrisview a member of -Allaire Health Services, means becoming a member of our family. We believe caring for seniors is a uniquely rewarding experience and there is no better place to realize that than with us. You will be an integral member of our team and share in the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our residents each day. Our success is a result of hiring great people and that sets us apart.
The Recreation Director is responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision of the full scope of the facility's recreation services. This includes providing an ongoing, inclusive program that uses purposeful activities in order to improve and maintain the quality of life for residents. The recreational programs are designed to meet the physical, cognitive, social, spiritual and emotional interests, and needs of every resident as per the current federal and state guidelines and regulations. The Recreation Director is responsible for hiring and supervising all Recreation staff/ volunteers and ensuring that they are trained appropriately to provide clinical, quality recreational services.
Required Skills:

A minimum of two years within the last five-years working full-time in Recreation, or CTRS, or ADC, or OT, or OTA
Knowledge of Recreation clinical documentation
Knowledge of Resident Rights
Knowledge of Person-Centered Care
Knowledge of Gerontology

General Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensures that recreation services are in compliance with policies and guidelines as well as state and federal regulations
Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team and supports practices that focus on improving clinical, customer, staff and center excellence
Plans a variety of engaging and meaningful recreational programs 7 days/ week (including evenings, weekend and holidays
Plans activities that are appropriate to the needs of the residents (includes but are not limited to: small and large group programs, individual
pursuits, sensory activities, clubs, special interests, spiritual and religious activities, one to one activity, community outings
Evaluates the effectiveness of recreation services to:
a) Enhance the resident's quality of life
b) Meet program goals
c) Illicit residents' feedback
d) Identify special projects to enhance recreation services
Prepares a monthly calendar of activities that are posted in prominent areas and provided to every resident
Prepares a monthly staffing schedule that includes evening and weekend and holiday coverage
Ensures that all documentation requirements are met. (MDS, assessments, care plans, discharge summary TR section)
Develops a system to record resident participation/attendance
Serves as Smoking Champion, if the facility participates in the smoking program. Maintains smoker list and appoints staff for supervision during smoke sessions
Develops and implements a departmental Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan to continually monitor areas of recreation that involves health care delivery and resident quality of life
Participates in morning meetings, department head meetings, care plan
meetings, QAPI meetings, and any other meeting as directed by the Facility Administrator
Orders and maintains appropriate supplies and equipment for the department
Plans a monthly Resident Council meeting and serves as the staff liaison
for the resident council president and another resident executive
committee members. Takes minutes of meetings and ensures that all
resident concerns are followed up and resolved.
Uphold and safeguard residents' rights; Advocates for and on behalf of
Provides and ensures that translation services and communication tools are available in the facility for residents who speak a language other English
Organizes and coordinates special community outings with resident
interests in mind
Arranges regular entertainment, parties, seasonal programs and special
Plans and coordinates staff events and community events at the request
of the Administrator
Ensures that the facility is appropriately decorated as per the holiday/season
Supervises the volunteer program for the facility. Establishes and
maintains an effective volunteer program through recruitment, screening,
orienting, training, and recognizing volunteers
Responsible for contributing to company-wide, bi-monthly newsletter
and maintaining facility social media program (Facebook)
Adheres to all facility and corporate policies


1 year (Preferred)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Morris View Healthcare Center, Newark , Recreation Director, Executive , Morristown, New Jersey

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