Solaris Healthcare Activities Director in Port Charlotte, Florida
To be qualified, must meet one of the following criteria:
Completion of a state approved training course Qualification as Occupational Therapist or Therapist Assistant and/or Qualification as an Activity Professional or Recreational Therapist who is: licensed or registered either Nationally or by the State in which practicing; and eligible for certification as an Activity Professional or as a Therapeutic Recreational Specialist By a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1, 1990
Two years of experience conducting social/recreational programs within the past five years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting is preferred.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served. Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the public. Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel. Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level in which they are currently functioning. Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activities. Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition. Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.