Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices

Activities Leader - Independent Living & LEC

Job ID
2017-3483
Category
Life Enrichment
US-OH-Cridersville

Overview

Otterbein Cridersville Senior Lifestyle Community is currently recruiting a full time Activities Leader of the Independent Living areas. The Activities Leader is responsible for the activities and programming for the residents of the Otterbein Cridersville Independent Living areas and the Life Enrichment Center. The primary responsibility is to create an environment within the community that provides opportunity for the residents to enjoy the highest quality of life.

Responsibilities

The Activities Leader is responsible for the following:

  • Assist with the planning, organizing and implementing of a comprehensive program of activities, both within the facility and outside the facility, to stimulate and promote interest and general well-being for all residents
  • Prepare the monthly calendar of events with new and innovative programming, as well as traditional events, which cover recreation and intellectual/educational development for the Independent Living areas and the Life Enrichment Center
  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of the monthly newsletter
  • Distribute mail, newspapers and other periodicals
  • Maintains accurate resident records

Qualifications

Education:  Post-Secondary education with concentration in activities leadership, geriatrics or counseling is preferred.

 

License or Certification:  Activity Director Certification (NCCAP certification) is preferred, but not requried.  Completion of State approved training course preferred, but not required.

 

Experience:   One to two years’ experience in a social recreational program, preferably in a healthcare based patient activities program is preferred.

 

Special Skills and Requirements:

  • Must possess a caring, compassionate, energetic personality and a desire to provide entertaining and stimulating activities to enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of residents
  • Must have experience in implementing a broad activity program to meet resident needs
  • Must be able to plan, direct and carry out a program which covers recreation and educational development
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent literacy and writing, documentation, communications and interpersonal abilities
  • Must be willing to drive the bus for resident outings

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