Activities Coordinator (Full-Time) – Chula Vista

St. Paul's Senior Services - Careers

Location: Chula Vista

St. Paul’s is the leading provider of caring senior services since 1960. St. Paul’s strives to be the most outstanding and innovative senior home and service provider in California. We are dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual and social needs of the elderly and community, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the highest quality facilities, health care and programs consistent with affordable costs.

BASIC FUNCTION: The Activity Coordinator is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of the activity and resident engagement programs for St. Paul’s Plaza, in conjunction with the Fitness Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Develops activity programs and provides engagement opportunities for independent, assisted living and memory care Residents that are within the framework of the community organizational structure and in accordance with state and federal regulations.
      • Provides activities for the Residents that encourages them to make decisions, participate in planning and assuming some degree of responsibility and independence.
      • Provides supervision, monitoring and control of any entertainers, speakers or program participants that may be brought into the community. Ensures that entertainers, speakers or program participants are fully aware of the rules and regulations while being in a St. Paul’s community and that their movement within the building is limited.
      • Develops a method to implement programs within a designated budget allocated by the General Manager.
      • Utilizing in-house computer software to design and post weekly flyers of activities and submits event requests to dietary, housekeeping, and any other appropriate departments.
      • Maintains the community decorations and decorates the community for every holiday.
      • Designs and posts monthly calendar of events by the 1st day of the month.
      • Visits each new Resident within three days of admission to conduct activity assessments to best meet the resident’s activity needs.
      • Attends monthly Town Hall Meetings, as requested or invited by the General Manager.
      • Develops methods for effective utilization of community resources and coordinates activities with community resources.
      • Completes Dementia Training required for Program and dementia activities training.
      • Observes Activity Programs in similar settings.
      • Creates two different monthly calendars, together with the Fitness Coordinator, with a variety of activities which include: cognitive, physical, and social activities. One calendar for Assisted Living/one for Memory Care Program.
      • Reviews Care Plans as they pertain to Activities, and utilize Care Plan in planning Activities.
      • Instructs, guides and coaches Wellness Ambassadors in ways to conduct activities listed on calendar and how to develop/implement more spontaneous activities.
      • Demonstrates flexibility in program development and scheduling.
      • Documents in Residents charts per community policies, utilizing electronic resident records.
      • Must be at least 18 years of age and have three years experience with Dementia in a Community Setting.
      • Successful completion of classes in Activity Coordinating. Successful completion of Dementia Training.
      • AA degree or equivalent. Must possess a valid California Activities Certificate.
      • Must have dependability, creativity, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, affection and patience; ability to organize; ability to teach, supervise, and orient; willingness to accept consultant direction and to assume responsibility.
      • Must enjoy working with the elderly and have an interest in and understanding of their needs.
      • Ability to prioritize and manage several tasks simultaneously.
      • Must enjoy creative arts and crafts. Must be high-energy and have the ability to lead group physical activities such as exercise programs, singing, dancing, walking groups, swim classes, etc.
      • Works with and supervises Volunteers throughout the facility.
      • Provides alternating coverage for the Fitness Coordinator and own position.
      • Will provide care to facility pets, including litter box duties, feeding and grooming.

    Education and/or Experience: Associate ‘s degree (AA.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or three to five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years experience working in a social or recreational program. One year experience working in a resident activities program in an independent or assisted living community preferred. Must enjoy working with seniors.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals , professional journals , technical procedures, or governmental regulations . Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Command , written and verbal, of the English language is required; bilingual skills are preferred.

    REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Will be exposed to pets and allergens associated with pets.

IMPORTANT NOTES

If you prefer to fax your application and resume you may fax it to 619.239.1256. We also accept applications in person at 328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Come to the 2nd floor and let the receptionist know you would like to complete an application.

To apply online, please visit www.stpaulseniors.org.

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO CLEAR FINGERPRINTS THROUGH DOJ AND FBI IN ADDITION TO A DRUG SCREEN CLEARANCE.

St. Paul’s Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer