• Social Events Coordinator - The Garden

    Job Locations US-ME-Brunswick
    Job ID
    2018-2477
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Other
    Unit
    The Garden
    Shift
    9:30am - 6pm
    Hours per Week
    32
  • Overview

    The Social Events Coordinator for The Garden has the unique role of providing meaningful, purposeful and fun activities for residents with memory impairment. Recognizing that every interaction with a resident is an activity, the Social Events Coordinator plans and delivers a daily calendar of activities that incorporates individual interests and addresses the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each resident. The Social Events Coordinator will spend 70% of his/her time interacting with residents and 30% working on documentation, planning and resident life stories.

    Responsibilities

     

    Activity Planning

    • Plans calendar of meaningful group and individual activities designed to meet the unique needs of residents with dementia
    • Assesses resident interests and abilities
    • Assures activities include gross motor, self-care, social, craft, sensory enhancement and spiritual activities each week
    • Oversees and implements “Music & Memory” program
    • Documents resident participation, changing needs and activity care plan per facility and state regulations
    • Interviews family and resident to create “Life Story” for new admissions in coordination with MCPH Public Relations office
    • Prepares simple activity plans with necessary supplies for per diem activity aides and nursing staff to use at any time

    Daily Interaction

    • Reviews communication book and 24-hour reports daily
    • Maintains current awareness of resident health situation, physical abilities and special needs (e.g. dietary restrictions, transfer status, behaviors and triggers) Documents that each resident has meaningful activity interaction each day
    • Works as integral part of Garden team to provide supervision and support safety of residents
    • Reports any observed resident changes or concerns to RN
    • Communicates daily plans and coordinates break coverage with shift staff
    • Participates in lunch and dinner meal service, including helping residents to and from dining room, serving drinks, answering questions about meal, and engaging in conversation suited to family style meals

    Qualifications

    • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or Activity Director Certified
    • Must have experience working with people with dementia in a residential setting
    • Demonstrated understanding of stages of dementia
    • Must enjoy working with older adults
    • Flexibility, creativity, patience
    • Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive facility bus

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