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Director of Recreational Activities

Company: South Shore Rehabilitation
Location: Freeport
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

South Shore Rehabilitation - We Offer Competitive Salary, Full Benefits Package, Paid time Off and Opportunities for Professional Growth:
South Shore Rehabilitation and Nursing, a premier long term skilled nursing facility located in Nassau County, New York, is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and energetic -Director of Recreational Activities. This job entails leading residents in scheduled recreational activities, which include and are not limited to singing, dancing, arts and crafts and painting.
Essential Functions, Responsibilities and Duties:
-- - Responsible for making monthly activities calendar for making the facility homey
-- - Implements events and programs to enhance the assisted living experience and improve the resident quality of life
-- - Evaluates programs to make sure the quality of programs fits the needs of all residents
-- - Develops an innovative seven day a week activity program that is engaging for all residents
-- - Monthly family-centered programming held on a consistent basis to promote participation and ease in scheduling.
-- - Responsible for leading and implementing one-on-one, small group and large group programming according to the programming schedule.
-- - Supports, encourages, and directs independent program pursuits, both individually and in small groups.
-- - Supports the resident's abilities by understanding that all aspects of care can be viewed as an activity.
-- - Is able to manage and support programming associates, including transportation and our Bachelor's Degree in a field that lends itself to the support of vibrant living in a senior environment; marketing, education or geriatrics preferred.
-- - OTR or at least 5 years of experience in activities.
-- - Demonstrated ability to think creatively and influence others.
-- - Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to connect and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
-- - Excellent written communication skills including proper grammar and professional writing.
-- - Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet based applications such as web conferencing.
-- - Ability to manage projects and to organize and manage multiple priorities.
-- - Knowledge of senior living regulations and safety considerations for working with seniors.
-- - Strong customer orientation to older adults.
-- - Positive attitude, enthusiasm and energy.
-- - Ability to communicate effectively in English.
We are dedicated to provide outstanding care to our residents in a warm, nurturing environment that allows each resident to maintain his or her individuality and dignity. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and are constantly looking to be the best at what we do. Please join us and begin a rewarding and exceptional career.
South Shore Rehabilitation and Nursing, considers the health and safety of its residents, family members, and team members as its highest priorities. All offers of employment are conditioned on completing and passing a background and drug test, participating in mandatory vaccine programs (e.g., Covid-19), participating in testing requirements (e.g. Covid-19, TB) and using designated PPE when required
EOE Statement:
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved

Keywords: South Shore Rehabilitation, Freeport , Director of Recreational Activities, Executive , Freeport, New York

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