PACE Activity Coordinator (North County)
Under the direction of the PACE Center Manager and day to day supervision of the Day Center Manager, the Activities Coordinator will be responsible for oversight of the Day Center Activities and ensuring the Activities Team carries out the activity program. Responsibilities include coordinating, supervising and implementing all day center activities and social programs for frail elderly and functionally impaired older adults at the Day Center in an integrated program setting. All PACE policies and procedures will be followed at all times. The Activities Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of daily, monthly and special events activities, outings, birthday celebration, etc.
Essential Functions of the Job:
- Plans a comprehensive program tailored to the needs, interests and limitations of frail elderly persons, to promote optimum health, independence and self-car; increase or maintain social skills and self-esteem.
- Evaluate all PACE participants’ functional status in relationship to participation in recreational activities. Establishes a realistic goal and set up a treatment plan to utilize recreation therapy techniques. Re-evaluate PACE patients on a regular basis.
- Works in collaboration with other staff members (social workers, physical therapist, occupational therapist, CNAs, etc.) to develop care plans that meet participant’s needs, resources and interests.
- Works in collaboration with PACE IDT to determine the Plan of Care for PACE participant/member.
- Completes required progress notes and six month reassessments for PACE participants.
- Provide for recreational therapy opportunities; instruct family and others on therapeutic activities as indicated.
- Provide general instruction to the principles of recreation therapy and therapeutics activities as indicated.
- Supervise and coordinate Program Aids, Activity Aide, Community Service providers and volunteers who are assigned to the activities program by instruction, observation and open discussion; make recommendations for evaluations to the Program Director.
- Develop and posts a monthly calendar of events.
- Assists with in-service trainings and planning of community events.
- Develops and work within an Activity Program budget that meets the Program Director’s approval; submits all requests for purchasing in advance.
- Establishes an activity volunteer program and work with community organizations to support and enhance the Activity Program.
- Assist participants with personal care as needed.
- Keeps abreast of all regulations and standards to ensure compliance with orders or directives issues by duly constituted government/regulatory agencies (PACE, CMS, DHCS, etc.)
- Meets the administrative requirements including capturing data and preparing and submitting required reports.
- Responsible for conducting employees performance evaluations, prepare work schedule for activity coordinator, activity coordinator assistant, volunteers, etc.
- Be proficient in and become user of EHR and responsible for data entry of all required documentation on a daily basis. Responsible for developing specific care plan that meet participants needs, interests and skills to enhance participant’s health and wellbeing.
- Conducts home, hospital and SNFs visits/assessments as required
- Travels to other PACE sites as requested or needed.
- Participates in scheduled outings
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
- Adheres to and models SYHC’s core values and behaviors of Excellence, Empowerment, Integrity and Respect.
- Adheres to SYHC and PACE attendance and punctuality policies and practices.
- Follows established PACE and departmental and position specific policies and procedures and updates as needed.
- Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.
- Maintains health and safety standards at all times, and takes an active role in the Safety and Injury in the Workplace Program; maintains all records and documentation as required.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
- Have more than one year of experience in a social or recreational program within the past five years, preferably in a senior care setting.
- Be a certified activity coordinator or an occupational therapist, music therapist, dance therapist, art therapist, recreational therapist, or occupational therapy assistant, or, have completed at least 36 hours of training in a course designed specifically for the activity coordinator position and receive regular consultation from an occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant or recreation therapist.
- Flexibility, initiative, creativity and excellent organizational and time management skills.