Activities Director, Full Time Days, Rumford Community Home, LTC

at Central Maine Medical Center in Rumford, Maine, United States

Job Description

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.

Rumford Community Home is seeking an Activity Director to join our team! This is a full-time 40-hour days, benefits eligible position. This Activity Director position is with our Rumford Community Home Long Term Care Facility in Rumford, Maine. To plan, organize, develop an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.


+ Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education.

+ Possess a certificate of completion of the state approved Activity Coordinators course or willingness to take the next available course offered after employment.

+ Must possess current, valid driver’s license.

+ Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

+ Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.

+ Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients/residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

+ Must be willing to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.

+ Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.

+ Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult patients/residents.

+ Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.

+ Is willing to work beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.

What It’s Like Working At RCH:

We are all about our team members growth and health. That why we prioritize work/life balance, community-based wellness initiatives and tuition reimbursement or student loan repayment for ALL of our team members.

CMH offers a robust benefits package that includes:

+ Robust Paid Time Off (PTO) program

+ Medical plan with enhanced Tier 1 benefits provided within the CMH system.

+ Dental plan

+ Vision plan

+ Health Savings Account (HSA)

+ Basic Life insurance at no cost

+ Supplemental Life insurance

+ Long-term disability insurance

+ 401(k) or 403(b) retirement savings plans

+ Tuition IO partnership for student loan repayment assistance and tuition assistance

+ Family leave program for Parental Leaves

+ Comprehensive Wellness Program


Essential Duties:

+ Plans, organizes, implements and directs departmental activities.

+ A. Develops departmental goals and objectives.

+ B. Establishes and implements ongoing departmental policies and procedures as per the needs demonstrated by the residents.

+ C. Maintains Quality Assurance records in accordance with established policies and procedures.

+ D. Ensures coordination of activities meet specific LTC/PNMI regulations.

+ E. Ensures coordination of activities meets specific PNMI IV regulations for Dementia Units requiring each of the following types of individual or group activities at least weekly:

+ Gross motor activities (e.g., exercise, dancing, gardening, cooking, etc.);

+ Self-care activities (e.g., dressing, personal hygiene/grooming, etc.);

+ Social activities (e.g., games, music, reminiscing, etc.);

+ Crafts (e.g., decorations, pictures, etc.);

+ Sensory enhancement activities (e.g., auditory, visual, olfactory and tactile stimulations, etc.);

+ Outdoor activities (e.g., walking outdoors, field trips, etc.); and

+ Spiritual activities.

+ Directs and supervises staff.

+ A. Orients activities staff as to duties and responsibilities. Provides instructions as necessary.

+ B. Interviews and recruits staffing in accordance with established policies and procedures.

+ C. Initiates personnel actions and makes recommendations. (e.g., salary increases, disciplinary actions, etc.)

+ D. Schedules staff, assigns duties, etc.

+ E. Evaluates employee performance on (at least) an annual basis.

+ F. Review and approval of activities staff timecards.

+ Maintains a clean, safe and orderly environment in accordance with established policies and procedures.

+ A. Instruct employees to follow established safety regulations (i.e. seat belt use, fire procedures, Chemical hazards, etc.) in accordance to established policies and procedures.

+ B. Participates in fire safety and preparedness drills in a safe and professional manner and Ensures that staff does the same.

+ C. Investigates and follows up on accidents/illnesses.

+ D. Takes/recommends corrective action for violation of safety hazards.

+ Maintain a calm and friendly working environment.

+ A. Creates and maintains a positive atmosphere of warmth and personal interest.

+ B. Participates actively in coordination of NF and PNMI monthly resident council meetings.

+ C. Ensures space is available for activities for residents, and family use of in accordance with established policies.

+ Coordinates outside programs with the community.

+ A. Interviews, selects and orients volunteers in accordance with established policies and Procedures.

+ B. Leads in planning yearly Nursing Home Week employee and resident events.

+ C. Assists in coordinating and planning outside entertainment to perform in facility in accordance with established policies and procedures.

+ D. Communicates with Business Office Manager to obtain consent for resident photo/media use.

+ E. Manages postings and promoting of Rumford Community Home Facebook Page.

+ Develops and implements planned activities in keeping with individual residents’ plan of care.

+ A. Assists in assessing social, recreational and leisure activity needs of each resident as part of the interdisciplinary team.

+ B. Ensures activity assessments completed timely in accordance with established policies and procedures.

+ C. Maintains appropriate records in accordance with established policies and procedures.

+ D. Develops a schedule of day, evening and weekend activities to develop a multi-dimensional recreation program.

+ E. Coordinates monthly shopping trip for resident request for items.

+ Prepares budget and oversees expenditures in accordance with established policies and procedure.

+ A. Purchases and maintains activities equipment in accordance with established policies and procedures.

+ B. Develops and recommends activities department operating budget and ensures department operates within allocated funds.

+ C. Maintains appropriate fiscal and inventory records.

+ Performs assignments as part of a professional team.

+ A. Participates in educational programs associated with long term care to keep abreast of current profession.

+ B. Participates in new employee orientation as needed.

+ C. Participates in IDT meetings as assigned.

+ D. Attends meetings and participates in committees as assigned.

+ E. Complies with established policies and procedures.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application! AT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE YOU ARE AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO

Our why, our purpose, drives every decision and action we take as a healthcare system. We strive everyday to deliver exceptional care, and to improve our community. We are a non-profit organization that is breaking the traditional healthcare mold by bringing our patients and their family’s high value

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Job Posting: JC259165394

Posted On: May 19, 2024

Updated On: Jun 17, 2024

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