Activity Coordinator

POST DATE:   January 4, 2019

POSITION:     ACTIVITY COORDINATOR

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Department Supervisor

COMMITMENT (HOURS): Full- time (40 hours per week)

STATUS: Non-Exempt (3 months orientation period)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Activity Department Supervisor, and in close cooperation with Program Director and other professional staff, plans, organizes, directs and participates in a broad program of recreation therapy; serves as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team; provides a planned schedule of social and other purposeful independent or group activities for the participants of Hong Fook Center.  Activity Coordinator also provides supervision to all staff of Activity Department.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans a comprehensive program tailored to the needs and limitations of frail elders and disabled adults, to promote optimum health, independence and self-care.
  • Evaluates the participant’s functional status in relationship to participation in recreational activities. Establishes a realistic goal and sets up a treatment plan to utilize recreation therapy techniques.  Re-evaluates the participants on a regular basis.
  • Provides supervision and evaluation of Activity staff.
  • Provides monthly calendar of scheduled activities for the participants.
  • Records on participant’s chart the services given. Records initial and final evaluations, makes daily progress notes and schedules participants for further recreational therapy.
  • Works in close cooperation with other staff, insuring input on the daily scheduling of activities. Participates as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team, attend Intake and Assessment Meeting and case conference.
  • Meets the administrative requirements of the position such as completing time sheets, attending meetings, keeping statistical reports, etc.
  • Coordinates the volunteers’ activities including recruitment, orientation, training, and supervision; maintains all related logs and documentation.
  • Maintains consistent, close connections with the community; and promotes the center’s visibility in the community.
  • Conducts monthly fire drills and maintains related logs and records.
  • Provides support to other special events organized by Family Bridges, Inc., and represents the agency in coordinating joint events with other agencies.
  • Plans and instructs aides to lead recreational activities for participants, including those who are low-functioning.
  • Develops recreational programs which are culturally oriented to meet the needs of the diverse clientele.
  • Coordinates with other staff in providing educational in-service for participants, such as those that promote health and safety awareness.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 2 years, within the last 5 years, of experience in a program for elderly, providing recreational activity programming. One year will have been full-time in a health care setting.
  • Be an Occupational Therapist, Art Therapist, Music Therapist, Dance Therapist, Recreational Therapist, OT Assistant or a qualified Social Worker.
  • Have completed at least 36 hours of training in a course designed specifically for this position and approved by the Department. Candidate will receive regular consultation from an OT, OTA, Recreational Therapist, Art Therapist, Music Therapist or Dance Therapist that has one-year experience in a health care setting.

In addition:

  • Experience and interest in working with elderly; good understanding of the psychosocial needs of aging.
  • Interest and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Stability, maturity, creativity and flexibility in work.
  • Bilingual in Chinese/English required.

ADA REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ability to see and hear clearly with others.
  • Must be able to communicate through speech to clients, coworkers and other staff.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • To lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
  • Mobile enough to participate in recreational activities with seniors.

SALARY RANGE: $23.9K-$34K per annum, plus full benefits.

TO APPLY: Send, fax or e-mail cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, Family Bridges, Inc.,
168 – 11th Street,  Oakland,   CA 94607,    Fax: (510) 839-2435

Family Bridges, Inc. is a non-profit multi-services community based organization that has been serving the Asian American communities in the East Bay for more than 45 years.  Family Bridges, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability.