Hallmark House

Hallmark House

Prospect, KY, US, 40059



Hallmark House Memory Personal Care Community
Activities Assistant
opportunities are now available at our community in Prospect, KY.

Contact us at (502) 290-6706 for more information.:

How you will make a difference:

* To assist the Activities Director in the planning, organizing, and directing of a program of activities, which provides opportunity for entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and expression and fulfills basic psychological, social, and spiritual needs to all residents of the facility.

* Assist the physically, emotionally, and cognitively impaired individual and their families in the exploration of appropriate avocation/leisure pursuits.

How you will spend your time:

* Meet physical and sensory requirements stated below and be able to work in the described environment.

* Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives that improve the customer experience, enhance workflow, and/or improve the work environment.

* Assist in the development, organization, and implementation of a program of activities to meet the social, emotional, physical, and other therapeutic needs of residents as identified on the resident’s plan of care and within the specified budget.

* Assist in the initiation and promotion of activities both within the facility and outside the facility, as weather permits, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of each resident at all times.

* Coordinate and verify that assistance is provided to residents for activities and events as necessary.

* Provide in room activities for residents who are unable to attend daily events.

* Assist in the creation of an ongoing calendar of activities that creatively meets multiple needs and is accessible and appealing to both men and women of all ages and abilities.

* Consistently maintain standards for activity scheduling and documentation established by policies and regulatory requirements.

* Assist with soliciting the involvement of the community (clubs, groups, organizations, agencies, churches, individuals, etc.) when planning facility activities and events.

* Assist in the planning, organizing, and directing of the Activity Department fund raising events.

* Maintain detailed records of activity programs and participation of individual residents, identifying progress toward established care plan goals.

* Participate in resident care planning by identifying the activity needs of residents in accordance with the medical assessment.
* Develop and distribute a monthly calendar of events, providing a copy of the calendar in each resident’s room, and at least one large calendar prominently displayed in the facility.

* Maintain a pictorial scrapbook of activities and events sponsored by the facility during the year.

* Assist with the development of an active volunteer program through marketing, development, support, and organization.

* Encourage participation by residents, family members, staff, visitors, community groups and individuals.

* Assist with the documentation of volunteer hours.

* Reward volunteers for service annually and at other special events.

* Help train groups of volunteers and students in techniques of recreational therapy.

* Prepare progress notes for medical staff reflecting residents’ reactions and evidence of progress or regression.

* Maintain all activity related records required by regulations and Medical Records – activity assessments, progress notes, and discharge summary.

* Assist the residents with organizing and maintaining active Resident Council.

* Provide accommodation, assistance, scheduling, and other means to assure that residents have the opportunity to meet a minimum of one time per month.

* Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.

* Other special projects and duties, as assigned.

The qualifications you will need:

* High school diploma or GED required or equivalent related work experience.

* Six (6) months to one (1) year experience or related experience performing activity related duties.

* Effective verbal and written English communication skills.

* Skilled at working with individuals who have cognitive, physical, or sensory disabilities.

* Practical knowledge of how an Activity Department functions in a nursing facility.

* General knowledge of regulatory requirements for an activity program in a long-term care facility.

* Experience in working with volunteers and ability to assist with organizing volunteer program, preferred.

* Ability to communicate at all levels of organization and work well within a team environment in support of company objectives.

* Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure.

* Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Ability to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent decisions.

* Ability to deal with new tasks without the benefit of written procedures.

* Approachable, flexible, and adaptable to change.

* Function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with stakeholders and vendors.

Your work environment:

* You’ll work mostly indoors on floors that are tiled or carpeted.

* You’ll be around other co-workers, residents, and their guests.

* You’ll have possible exposure to occasional slippery floors, chemicals, sharp objects, and hazardous materials and waste (including human), blood borne pathogens, and communicable diseases.

* You’ll be around possible high-stress medical and/or life-threatening situations.

Physical and Sensory requirements:

* This role requires moderate physical activity.

* Requires handling of average-weight objects up to twenty-five (50) pounds.

* Sitting for more than two (2) hours at a time.

* Requires writing and/or computer work with repetitive typing and concentrating on computer screen and/or documents for more than two (2) hours at a time.

* Standing and/or walking for more than eight (8) hours per day.

* Bending and/or stooping for more than four (4) hours at a time.

Signature HealthCARE that manages Hallmark House is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran and other protected categories.