Good Samaritan Society Activities Coordinator - FT Days in Rapid City, South Dakota
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Facility: GSS SD Rapid City St Martin
Location: Rapid City, SD
Address: 4825 Jericho Way, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
The activities coordinator leads the planning and development of activity programming, and assures activities are lead in a safe and effective manner by staff. Act as a resource for employees, residents and family with concerns around established activities and other matters related to activities. Establish relationships with outside community partners to ensure a positive experience. Creates and plans activities around established resident care plans. Responsible for assessing the needs of audience, and developing programs that meets the needs of the residents.
Completes activity assessments and minimum data set (MDS) questions as needed. Strives to improve the quality of life for the residents by providing appropriate, meaningful activities and interventions on a one-on-one and/or group basis. Administers the monthly activity calendar. Regularly elicits residents input into activity planning and keeps activities well organized and upbeat, following all state required activities such as music, craft and spiritual activities.
Partakes in activities such as fishing, nature walks, pet therapy, music therapy and others in order to support residents and ensure they are functioning at an optimal level while also maintaining dignity and identity. May assists with simple nursing procedures and transporting residents to and from rooms.
Oversees the effectiveness of programming being implemented, and provides necessary feedback to enhance the quality of activities being implemented. Must be self-directed with a high level of accountability and require minimal supervision.
High school graduate or equivalent required.
Two years’ experience in this field preferred. Knowledge of working with a wide variety of resident demographics. Experience in social services, creative activities or long term care desired.
When working in a skilled, long term care facility, must be eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or activities professional by a recognized accrediting body. Successful completion of an accredited training program approved by state preferred.
Prefer or must be willing to get Activities Certification through the State of SD
A weekend shift may be necessary one to two times per month.
The following requirements are all dependent upon the on work location:
Prefer Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification or currently enrolled as a student in a healthcare related program preferred. Also, current valid driver’s license, and must meet all medical guidelines for Sanford Health Category II drivers. Basic Life Support (BLS).
The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://good-sam.jobs/benefits .
The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to email@example.com .
The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.
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