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Victory Housing Activities Coordinator - Full-Time in Silver Spring, Maryland

Responsible For: · Ensure that the attainment of Victory Housing, Inc. Mission Statement takes precedence over all decisions and actions. · Planning, organizing and implementing activities for Residents. At a minimum, there are to be 6 active, not passive, activities a day, 7 days a week. Activities to include a combination of recreational, social, educational, spiritual, physical fitness, therapeutic, cultural, outings, volunteering, entertainment, artistic etc. Passive activities such as watching TV shows are not considered an activity. · Perform a resident assessment/survey on each resident admitted to the community to identify activity preference and to develop a base from which to create the program of activities for residents. · Plan activities, make necessary purchases and arrangements to carry out plans. Create a monthly calendar of activities/events which is posted centrally in the home the first of each month. · Keep records of assessments and attendance at activities. · Maintain program activities within the budget; keeps record of expenditures and turn in receipts for payment/reimbursement immediately. · Publish a monthly newsletter which contains the activity calendar of each inventory and responsible for activities supplies/equipment. · Assist in the creation of a Resident Council to be held monthly; maintain minutes of meetings if invited by residents to do so, and inform Executive Director regarding areas of concern or needs. · Attend seminars and conferences to enhance professional development to keep abreast of current trends in providing a quality program to residents. Job Requirements: · Education or training in recreational therapy or a related field or experience with activities planning. · Must have completed or be willing to complete educational requirements imposed by State regulations within the specified time-frame. · Must present self in a professional manner, display genuine concern for elderly and tact in dealing with others. Requirements: · Prefer some experience in supervision and management. · Must have valid driver’s license for the State in which employed. · Encourage participation and involvement of all staff in activities.