Providence is calling a Life Enrichment Coordinator - Gresham Day Center (1.0 FTE, Days) to Elderplace In Gresham in Portland, OR
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We are seeking a Life Enrichment Coordinator - Gresham Day Center that will plan, organize, direct, and participate in a broad program of recreational services appropriate for the participants of Providence ElderPlace. This position may work evenings and weekend at ElderPlace Housing sites based upon the needs of residents at each site.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Plan a comprehensive program tailored to the needs and abilities of the geriatric participant, which promote optimum health, independence, and self-care
Provide program enrichment through the use of available community resources
Schedule and coordinate the assignments of activities aides; provide input on performance evaluations and disciplinary actions to center manager as requested
Evaluate the geriatric participant's functional status in relation to participation in recreational activities
Establish realistic goals and set up a plan utilizing recreational therapy techniques
Re-evaluate goal achievement on a regular basis
Provide a variety of activities for each participant each day and direct geriatric participants throughout the day's events
Identify needs and make referrals to staff as appropriate to help ensure the individual needs of each geriatric participant are met
Record initial and interim evaluation, make appropriate notes on each geriatric participant's progress, and schedule geriatric participants for individualized attention as appropriate
Cooperate with center staff to ensure input on the daily scheduling of activities
Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team, and operate, manage within the confines of the approved budget
Maintain the order and cleanliness of the activity areas and equipment
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Activity Coordinator Certification for candidates without a Bachelor's Degree
American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification for Health Care Provides must be obtained within one (1) month of hire
Experience in participant assessments and care planning
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
Bachelor's Degree in Recreational Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy or Occupational Therapy
Coursework/Training: Training on working with cognitively impaired adults, frail elderly, and/or adults with mental and emotional disabilities
Experience leading therapeutic group activities, discussions, etc.
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Job Category: Patient Services
Req ID: 353473