Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Event Management
Job Title: Activity Director
Supervisor: Executive Director
General Functions: Develop and implement an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, interests, and the physical, mental, and well-being of all CILA and ICF-IID residents.
Provide an activities program on a daily basis including evening and weekends.
Provide a plan of activities appropriate to the needs of the residents that includes but is not limited to:
Group social activities
Indoor and outdoor activities; which may include daily walks
Spiritual programs and attendance at houses of worship
Opportunity for resident involvement in planning and implementation of the activities program
Creative activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, educational programs
One to one attention
Promotion of facility/community interactions
Prepare a monthly calendar of activities written in large print and post in a prominent location that is visible to residents and visitors
Assess resident needs and develop resident activities goal for the individual service plan
Encourage resident participation in activities and document outcomes
Review goals and progress notes
Properly document progress notes
Obtain necessary equipment and supplies and provide for their accessibility through organized storage.
Participate with Administrator in developing a budget for activities
Contribute to facility efforts to maintain and/or improve quality of care through participation in the following:
Attend Annual Staffings and additional staffings/meetings as scheduled
Serve as a member of the Human Rights Committee
Serve as a member of the Behavior Management Committee
Attend all manager meetings as scheduled
Attend all mandatory in-services
Education: Minimum educational requirements include a high school diploma or its equivalent and satisfactory completion of a training course for activity directors approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. Bachelor's Degree or college credit in the social service or education field preferred. Must have valid Illinois Activity Director Certification.
Experience: 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program approved by the DHHS within the last five years, one of which was full time in a resident activities program in a health care setting.
Personal Skills and Traits Desired
Good verbal and written communication skills Evidence of effective problem resolution skills and ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
Ability to make decisions and accept responsibility
Ability to be organized and efficient
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to train and motivate others
Ability and willingness to act as a role model in conduct and appearance
Basic computer skills
Internal Number: 7086872038
About Covenant Enabling Residences of Illinois
Covenant Enabling Residences of Illinois is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church, administered under the auspices of Covenant Ministries of Benevolence. From its beginning in 1886, the church has cared for those in need. The Covenant’s tradition of excellence and compassion embraces adults with developmental disabilities.Originally an outreach of Covenant Women Ministries, the first Covenant residence for adults with developmental disabilities, Bjorklund House, opened near Chicago in 1994. There are now ten Covenant Enabling Residences in three states. Bjorklund House is an ICF-IID that 16 individuals call home. Covenant Enabling Residences of Illinois also has 3 CILA's 18 individuals call home. Covenant Enabling Residences is committed to assisting individuals, with developmental disabilities, live the most fulfilling and independent life possible.