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Activities Coordinator / Recreation Therapist, Sign-On Bonus!

Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Residence is seeking to hire a full-time Activities Coordinator for the day shift. Are you compassionate, energetic, and creative? Do you enjoy working with seniors? We'd like to meet you!

$500 Sign-on bonus and higher hourly rate for weekend hours and after 3pm weekdays! The hours for the position may vary, but are typically 8:30AM-5:00PM including some weekends and holidays.

The Activities Coordinator will help to organize and lead a variety of resident-centered activities programs, including one-to-one, small group facilitation, and large group events. The Activities Department encourages and promotes quality of life, health, and social interaction.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the activity programs.
  • Conducts a variety of activities including but not limited to: cognitive and physical exercises, social gatherings, games, 1:1 meetings, community outings, and activities of daily living (no direct care).
  • Provides opportunities for one to one interaction and stimulation for residents who choose not to or are unable to participate in group activities.
  • Encourage residents to participate in recreational social activities so that all residents are involved and engaged.
  • Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement so that facility activities and resident progress are evaluated, by noting, reporting, and charting resident behavior.
  • Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and descriptive.
  • Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc. and submitting such to the Director of Activities.
  • Interviews residents to determine interests, needs and abilities and adjusts activities accordingly. Involve families when possible.
  • Develops assessments, care plans, quarterly summaries and M.D.S. according to state and federal regulations.
  • Encourages residents to participate in current and past interests and provides necessary materials.
  • Provide residents with transportation to and from activities.
  • Assist in the moving/arranging of equipment/supplies to assure that activity areas are ready for scheduled activity functions.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with other departments within the facility to assure that daily activities can be performed without interruption.
  • Assist in developing volunteer activity assignments.
  • Drives the bus and/or assists residents on bus trips.
  • Keeps work area and equipment clean.

Saint Joseph’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer

COVID-19 considerations:
Screening is done daily upon entry to the building. Masks are required at all times and are provided by the employer. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required.
Position: Activities Coordinator / Recreation Therapist, Sign-On Bonus!
Organization: St Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence
Location: Portland,  ME 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 10/29/2021
  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or GED.
  • BS in Behavioral, Social Sciences, or recreational therapy preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of teamwork and team concept.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and other personnel.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activity services.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/27/2022
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St Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence
1133 Washington Ave

Portland,  ME 04103
United States
(207) 797-0600
(207) 797-4168
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