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Company: The Cove at Tavares Village
Location: Tavares
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Driver/Activity Assistant is responsible to assist in planning, organizing, and implement a program of therapeutic activities designed to meet the social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, educational and physical needs and interest of residents in accordance with the comprehensive resident care and Blackville Healthcare and Rehabilitation policies, procedures and applicable federal, state and local standards, and regulations. Also, they will be involved in assistant residents to appointments and scheduling with staff for all transportation to appointments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist plan, direct, organize, implement, evaluate and Assist in directing the facility’s activities programs accordance with BVHR guidelines.
  • Assist Develop and implement policies and procedures for the identification of medically related activity needs of residents.
  • Assist in developing activity programs based on our residents’ interests, needs and abilities, enhancing their wellness and quality of life.
  • Maintain documentation of activity programs and resident participation in the programs according to established procedures.
  • Create and maintain required records according to establish facility procedures and state and federal regulations.
  • Perform administrative requirements, such as completing required forms, reports, etc. and submitting to Executive Director.
  • Refer resident/family to appropriate social service personnel when the facility does not provide the service or needs of resident.
  • Assist in planning activities for residents, arranges for outside entertainment as needed. Develops materials for activities, ensures that needed materials and equipment are available for scheduled activities.
  • Participate in department, volunteer, committee and individual meetings.
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) conducted by government agencies and ensure required compliance.
  • Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional standards of practice
  • Maintain positive public relations program that serves the best interest of the facility and residents.
  • Organize information/data to identify trends and problems within your department; review information to determine underlying issues. Generate measures to achieve business goals, review with Executive Director.
  • Maintain appointment schedules and assist in properly transporting residents to appointments as needed.


Position Requirement and Skills

  • Must have working knowledge of appropriate Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must have a driver’s license.
  • Have exceptional problem-solving and time management skill.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Possess good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Remain flexible and adaptable.
  • Work harmoniously with other employees and develop/maintain good employee relations and employee morale.
  • Engage others in fun and creative activities.



Education & Experience

  • Must possess a good driving record
  • Minimum of two-years senior living, hospice, in-home health care, or skilled nursing experience in a therapeutic recreation and / or senior activities role



Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the facility which include a medical and physical examination.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with those who are ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile, within the facility.
  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, and repetitive motions
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients. Requires light to moderate work with 50 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.
  • Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.
  • Must be able to move intermittently through the workday
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents, staff, and support agencies.
  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that enable the senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.

Keywords: The Cove at Tavares Village, Orlando , Driver, Other , Tavares, Florida

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