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Good Samaritan Society Activity Director - Life Enrichment Coordinator - Waconia Senior Skilled Care - FT in Waconia, Minnesota

Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided nearly 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.

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Facility: GSS MN Waconia Ctr
Location: Waconia, MN
Address: 333 W 5th St, Waconia, MN 55387, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Creates and implements resident activities and events. Manages activity staff schedules and coordinates volunteer staffing and activities. Creates and views resident care plans around activities.

Completes activity assessments and Minimum Data Set (MDS) questions as required.

Reports problems, concerns and information to leadership in an appropriate and timely manner.

Communicates department activities and information to employees.

Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strives to improve the quality of life for the residents by providing appropriate, meaningful activities and interventions on a one-on-one and/or group basis.

Administers the monthly activity calendar.

Regularly elicits residents input into activity planning and keeps activities well organized and upbeat, following all state required activities such as music, craft and spiritual activities.

Partakes in activities such as fishing, nature walks, pet therapy, music therapy and others in order to support residents and ensure they are functioning at an optimal level while also maintaining dignity and identity.

Assists with simple nursing procedures and transporting residents to and from rooms.

Demonstrates leadership abilities such as developing and motivating people.

Possesses the ability to work with strong willed residents and/or behavioral issues.

Maintains strong critical thinking skills and problem solving skills.

Prioritizes responsibilities while working autonomously.

Plans and oversees the utilization of resources and designs of work processes.

Department Details

Good Samaritan Society - Waconia is a 90-bed senior skilled nursing facility specializing in long-term and post-acute care. Our 5-star facility has received recognition for being a 2019 recipient of the Silver – Commitment to Quality Award given by the American Health Care Association. Our team is dedicated to creating an environment where people feel loved, valued and at peace.

We are currently looking for a full-time Activity Director / Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator to join our leadership team!

  • Develop and lead the daily activity programming for our residents - incorporating fun and activity into their daily lives keeping them active and engaged.

  • Provides guidance, support and direction to the facility Activity Assistants and Chaplain.

  • Must have obtained or be eligible for certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or as an Activities Professional by a recognized accrediting body

  • Eligible for great comprehensive benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, differential premiums, 401(k) with competitive match program, and more!

If you enjoy working around seniors, have a positive and fun attitude with great customer service and want to provide our residents with an engaging daily environment come join our team today! Virtual interviews are being scheduled daily.

Qualifications

  • Associate degree preferred.

  • Two years experience in this field preferred.

  • Knowledge of working with a wide variety of resident demographics.

  • Experience in social services or creative activities.

  • Minimum of one year previous leadership/management experience preferred.

  • When working in a skilled, long term care facility, must be eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or activities professional by a recognized accrediting body. Successful completion of an accredited training program approved by state preferred.

  • The following requirements are all dependent upon the on work location:

  • Current Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification or currently enrolled as a student in a healthcare related program preferred.

  • Also, current valid driver’s license, and must meet all medical guidelines for Sanford Health Category II drivers.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS).

Benefits

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://good-sam.jobs/benefits .

The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Sports Medicine and Wellness
Req Number: R-50563
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