Activity Therapist - Memory Care/St. Catherine's Village
St. Catherine's Village
SIENA CENTER - 3520
St. Catherine's Village is seeking a dynamic full-time Activity Therapist to join their memory care team. The Activity Therapist is responsible for the planning, developing, scheduling, coordination and implementation of meaningful activities appropriate to the needs and interests of our memory care residents and conducive to their physical, mental and social well-being. The Activity Therapist is also responsible for creating new activities and discovering innovative ways to constantly improve the programs for our memory care residents. Duties include: planning/coordination of entertainment for special events, arts program, group games,choir and religious services and group outings; responsible for decorating and the set-up/clean-up for special events; maintains applicable record keeping and attendance sheets for all activities; prepares monthly calenders, activity and program announcements, etc; maintains and update bulletin board as needed; maintains and order all supplies as needed; Requirements include: Bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation, physical education or related field required. Special talents such as playing musical instruments, creative artistry, etc. highly desirable; experience working with seniors and activities in a long-term care/healthcare setting preferred; must have strong interpersonal skills and love working with senior adults; must exhibit an energetic disposition and enthusiastically promote and communicate programs/events to residents; must have strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately to residents; strong organization and intermediate computer skills required.
St. Catherine's Village offers a competitive salary and great benefit package!
About St. Catherine's Village:
St. Catherine's Village is a free standing, not-for-profit, all-inclusive Continuing Care Retirement Community providing services to individuals over 62 years of age, of all faiths and races. As Mississippi's first retirement community offering the security of Life Care, St. Catherine’s Village is also the first to earn accreditation by CARF-CCAC that signifies its exemplary standards of excellence in Mississippi. St. Catherine's Village is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. The Sisters, who have owned and operated St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital since 1946, extended their healing ministry to the special needs of older adults with the creation of St. Catherine's Village in 1988. Please visit www.stcatherinesvillage.com for more information.