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FT- Intermissions Program Coordinator

Job ID 6315019 Date posted 11/22/2017

Description

Oak Crest is an 87-acre continuing care retirement community in Parkville, 20 miles from Baltimore. We’re dedicated to one important mission-helping out residents live life to the fullest.

Managed by Erickson Living, a national leader in the retirement industry, Oak Crest combines the opportunities of a big organization with the warmth of a family. Our talented team brings passion and heart to all that they do, creating a dynamic workplace like no other.

No wonder so many of our employees proudly call Oak Crest their home away from home.

SUMMARY:
To plan, organize, develop and manage the overall operation of the Erickson Living Intermissions
community based social activity program in accordance with established Erickson Living policies and
procedures.
Programming is designed to meet the needs of residents by providing stimulating physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, creative and spiritual activities. The position requires a functional knowledge of dementia and an understanding of the psychosocial and behavioral challenges faced by individuals with dementia and their family members.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Provides a person-centered, strengths-based environment that promotes and supports an active, healthy, and independent lifestyle in accordance with the needs of each individual resident.
2. Develops, implements, manages and evaluates the social activity-based programming for Intermissions. (50% / 5)
3. Develops, administers, coordinates, evaluates, and conducts ongoing review of program procedures. (5% / 3)
4. Assures that the full range of social needs of program participants are met.
5. Works closely with Resident Life/Health Services and corporate office to facilitate the effective delivery of service to program participants and assessment of program outcomes. (5% / 3)
6. Coordinates acceptance of participants into program and discontinuation of services as needed.
7. Facilitates the exchange of information with the resident’s family, caregivers, staff, and support systems.
8. Manages the internal marketing of the Intermissions Program to residents, families and staff. (10% / 4)
9. Participates in budget planning process; identifies and justifies payroll and other department expenditures; and submits data to supervisor for review, recommendation and approval. (5% / 3)
10. Interviews, hires, supervises and evaluates Intermissions Associates (s).
11. Educates staff and volunteers regarding residents’ abilities, preferences, needs and programming interventions. (5% / 5)
12. Provides information as needed to community interdisciplinary team for compliance with Federal, State, and other requirements regarding program participants.
13. Conducts and/or schedules and documents in-service programs for staff and volunteers specific to their needs and experience to include regulatory training requirements, as needed.



14. Seeks and provides oversight of outside resources, as needed, through corporate support, universities, community, volunteer, and professional networks.
15. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development; plans and/or participates in conferences and classes to improve knowledge and practice in resident care, attends in-service programs that are provided to facilitate compliance with government regulations and company needs.
16. Consistently maintains proper documentation including Intake Packet, attendance records, and other documents as required.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Sincere interest and desire to work with residents affected by dementia throughout the continuum of care
• Knowledge of psychosocial and behavioral challenges faced by persons with dementia, their caregivers, and families
• Ability to lead, co-lead, role-model and provide hands-on training in social activity-based programming for this population
• Basic knowledge of the physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual aspects of the aging process
• Flexibility in work schedule including weekends and evenings as appropriate
• Excellent organizational skills and problem solving ability
• Demonstration of a team player attitude
• Ability to create person-centered and strength-based programming
• Ability to multi-task with excellent time management skills
• Participates in developing and adhering to allocated budget
• Strong group process skills.
• Experience with the elderly, and demonstrated understanding of the dementia process and its impact on a person’s ability to benefit from social activity-based programming.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a geriatric setting is required.
• Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
• Creative & Expressive Arts background (art, dance movement, music, drama, poetry) is preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides oversight for recruitment, orientation, training and supervision of all Intermissions Associates. Ability to effectively supervise a diverse work force including both paid staff and volunteers.

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