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Activities Specialist

Department: 082 - Road to Home
Location: Leesburg, FL

JOB SUMMARY: This person in this position is responsible for providing Activity Services within the Road to Home program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. 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.

The essential functions of this position will include clinical activities, occupational activities, pro social activities and relaxation activities in order to provide meaningful therapeutic environment for the program. Leading group activities, interacting with patients, conducting assessments and documentation.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides activity services in groups and individually. Conducts activity assessments with individuals. 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.

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.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

1)     Age Specific: Knowledge,

2)     Basic Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, Responsiveness

3)     Personal Effectiveness: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, Thinking Skills

4)     Organizational/Management: Compliance, CQI Commitment, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, Safety

5)     Performance Specific: Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Psychosocial Interventions, Medication Issues.

JUDGMENT: Able to exercise adequate judgment in interacting with psychiatric patients in a manner that is safe, shows respect, and is conducive to treatment goals.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High School diploma required. Bachelorís degree in Human Services field preferred. 

Experience: Minimum one year experience working with the target population.

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

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Staff Development: Completes all administrative and competency requirements according to Individual Training Plan. Meets staff development requirements for Activities Department staff throughout the Center.

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