Activities Coordinator

Posted Date 1 week ago(11/18/2022 1:21 PM)
Job ID
2022-3610
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-PA-Langhorne
Category
Direct Care

Overview

Responsible for the design and implementation of the activities offered at Holland, including in class activities, recreational programs offered at Woods, and all planned community events.  Responsible for assessing the functioning level of individuals at Holland and for developing appropriate and enriching programs/activities based on this assessment.  Responsible for the ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the program and for making any necessary revisions to offered programming.  Develops and implements an appropriate planned activity program of services for all adults at Holland. 

Responsibilities

  • Develops, documents, and implements a variety of planned activities as determined appropriate for each individual attending Holland. Plans and implements in conjunction with the transportation, recreation and management departments to provide an appropriate recreational program for all individuals at Holland consistent the current skills and interests levels as detailed in the ISP of each person.
  • Develops and implements a weekly activity schedule for all upcoming classes and keeps progress notes on each class’s participation. Develops a monthly schedule of purposeful activities for the seniors program to meet the needs and interests of the clients in the program. Each program day will have at least two planned and offered activities for the work groups and at least three planned and offered activities for all other groups.
  • Delegates assignments to residential counselors and/or instructional employees in the implementation of activity programming.
  • Plans community outings that meet the interests and needs of the individuals served.
  • Maintains and distributes instructional materials and activity equipment. Assures the proper tracking, maintenance and cleanliness of these items.
  • Maintains a safe and organized work environment. Ensures that materials and supplies in assigned work area are kept clean, secure, and in good working order.
  • Provides documentation, recording and reporting of the individuals’ progress and actively participates in individuals’ interdisciplinary teams as assigned. Completes and signs all necessary paperwork i.e. Restrictive Procedure Reports, Accident/Incident, and Seizure Report Forms, as needed.
  • Completes monthly Senior program activity schedules in accordance with Department of Aging regulations.
  • Demonstrates positive and professional behavior and interactions at all times.
  • Completes vehicle training and responsible to transport groups of individuals in appropriate vehicles, which would include larger vehicles such as a Goshen.
  • Assists with transportation, both to and from program.
  • Assist individuals in the areas of personal care as necessary.
  • Assists as needed with classrooms during their lunchtimes.
  • Assists in developing and implementing individual behavioral programs as appropriate, in accordance with Woods Services’ Behavioral Management Policy.
  • Assigned as needed to function in the role of substitute in the absence of an Instructor in the classroom.
  • Participates in the implementation of programming in the most appropriate environment, including the residential homes.
  • Attends and participates in training sessions, in-service days, staff meetings and special event assignments as required. Responsible for attending all regulatory and Woods mandatory trainings.
  • Displays professionalism and maintains effective relationships with all levels of staff and management.
  • Maintains standard and consistent records of client behavior, health and wellness and therapeutic activities. Prepares and submits to the designated supervisor/program specialist any and all required reports.
  • Provides supervision in accordance with levels described in each individual’s ISP.
  • Serves on planning committees and actively participates in planning for larger scale events across Woods programs.
  • Willing to attend specialty classes/conferences, possibly outside of regularly scheduled work hours.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and have a minimum of two year’s experience working with adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability in art, music, physical fitness activities and activity planning.
  • Must be able to read, write, enter dates and follow verbal/written directions, prepare written reports and complete written forms in English. Must be able to verbally communicate in English and direct individuals, respond to individual’s needs.
  • Must have a car and valid driver’s license; proof of valid automobile insurance submitted annually.
  • Computer skills, proficiency using standard office software.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, be agile, physically pursue individuals on foot, physically restrain, bend, squat, stretch, reach, push up and stand for several hours at a time.

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