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life care Activities Specialist in Leominster, Massachusetts

Live the Mission: Position Summary: * The Activities Specialist plans, organizes, and develops quality activities for patients, ensuring that the recreational, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of each patient are met in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Provides, based on the comprehensive assessment and care plan and the preferences of each patient, an ongoing program to support patients in their choice of activities, both facility-sponsored group and individual activities and independent activities, designed to meet the interests of and support the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each patient, encouraging both independence and interaction in the community. * Reports to Activities Director Education, Experience, and Licensure/Certifications: * Must be a qualified activities professional who is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing; AND * Eligible for certification as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1, 1990; OR * Has two (2) years of experiences in a social or recreational program within the last five (5) years, one of the which was full-time in a therapeutic activities program; OR * Has completed a training course approved by the State * Prior experience with geriatrics preferred Specific Requirements: * Must have a valid driver’s license in current State with satisfactory driving record per Life Care standards * Demonstrated proficiency in arts/crafts/music is preferred * Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action * Must be knowledgeable of activities practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing activities functions in the post-acute care facility * Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the activities department * Must perform proficiently in all applicable competency areas * Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc. * Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information * Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures * Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions * Must be able to plan, organize, and develop quality activity programs (includes entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and education) * Must be able to appropriately and descriptively chart patient progress and behavior * Must be able to escort patients to and from activities which may include driving patients * Must be able to make regular in-room visits to patients uninterested or unable to participate in group activities * Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients * Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients * Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance * Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment * Must be able to communicate and function productively within an interdisciplinary team * Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours * Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language * Must be able to lift 35 lbs floor to waist, lift 35 lbs waist to shoulder, lift and carry 35 lbs, and push/pull 35 lbs An Equal Opportunity Employer