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Activities Specialist - Forensic Beds 112

Company: Lifestream Behavioral Center
Location: Clermont
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Activities Specialist is responsible for providing activity services within assigned program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. #CB, #ZR


  • Provides activity services in groups and individually.
  • Conducts activity assessments with individuals.
  • Clinical activities, occupational activities, pro social activities and relaxation activities in order to provide meaningful therapeutic environment for the program
  • Attends treatment team meetings as directed and participates in and documents treatment planning.
  • Documents provision of activities services to individuals and their response to treatment. Organizes activities materials and equipment.
  • Assists in inventory and shopping for activities supplies and materials.
  • Prepares for groups and cleans up after supplies and equipment used.
  • Facilitates recreational activities.
  • Attends specific in-services for staff development as directed.
  • Does operational office work (i.e., copies, filing) as it relates to activities therapy.
  • Facilitates group/individual activities as related to various activities.
  • Develops all activities for the program and participates in discharge planning.
  • Ability to effectively lead verbal and non-verbal group activities. Ability to accurately observe and describe human behavior with documentation and in meetings. Knowledge of group and individual activities beneficial for hospital psychiatric treatment. Good interpersonal and interaction skills.
  • The ability to comply with the regulations requiring a workplace of dignity and respect and equal employment opportunity compliance.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers.
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  • Ability to drive and transport others when/or if needed
  • Willingness to abide by the companys published rules and regulations
  • Leading group activities, interacting with patients, conducting assessments and documentation.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers.
  • Willingness to abide by the companys published rules and regulations


    COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.


  • Serving Our Consumers: Effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Consumer Focus: Building strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions.
  • Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
  • Age Specific: Knowledge,
  • Basic Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, Responsiveness
  • Personal Effectiveness: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, Thinking Skills
  • Organizational/Management: Compliance, CQI Commitment, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, Safety
  • Performance Specific: Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Psychosocial Interventions, Medication Issues.
  • Effective Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Continuous Improvement: The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Expertise: Demonstrating proficiency of an employees skill or knowledge within their field of practice.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.


    KNOWLEDGE AND JOB SKILLS: Ability to effectively lead verbal and non-verbal group activities. Ability to accurately observe and describe human behavior with documentation and in meetings. Knowledge of group and individual activities beneficial for hospital psychiatric treatment. Good interpersonal and interaction skills.

    PERSONAL QUALITIES: Able to conduct activities and keep up with documentation without immediate supervision. Energetic, enthusiastic, and tactful in dealing with others.

    JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:


  • High School diploma required
  • Bachelors degree in Human Services field preferred
  • Minimum one year experience working with the target population
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  • Must be Over the age of 21
  • Minimum of 5-years driving experience required
  • Possess a continuously valid US Drivers license for the past three years, from date of issue required
  • Safe Driving record required


    TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.

    POSITION CONTENT: This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Management reserves the right to modify, and/or remove duties and

Keywords: Lifestream Behavioral Center, Orlando , Activities Specialist - Forensic Beds 112, Other , Clermont, Florida

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