Life Enrichment Coordinator (Recreation Therapist) - Chandler
Sante - Chandler, AZ

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Santé of Chandler is seeking a dynamic, experienced, team-oriented and quality focused professional to assume the role of Life Enrichment Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible for providing medically-related social services to assure that each guest can attain or maintain his/her highest practicable physical, mental, or psychosocial well-being; including, his/her ability to control everyday physical needs (e.g., appropriate adaptive equipment for eating, ambulation, etc.); and mental and psychosocial needs (e.g., sense of identity, coping abilities, and sense of meaningfulness or purpose).

General Responsibilities:
  • Consultation and supervision of social services personnel.
  • Assess Psychosocial Functioning, including factors that have a potentially negative effect such as: institutional attitudes and practices which affect the guest’s dignity and sense of control; lack of family/social support system; problems in coping with grief; disability or loss of function; presence of a progressive, chronic disabling condition; incompatibility of roommate; behavioral problems; poor interaction and socialization skills; financial needs or problems; legal services needs; substance abuse; and need for death and dying or bereavement services.
  • Obtain pertinent social data about personal and family problems medically related to the guest’s illness and care.
  • Assist in providing corrective action for the guest’s needs by developing and maintaining individualized care plans.
  • Maintain regular progress and follow-up notes indicating the guest’s response to the plan and adjustment to the rehabilitation setting.
  • Develop the Santé Volunteer Program and maintain the volunteer records.
  • Assist with recruiting instructors for the Life Enrichment Learning Programs and schedule the learning classes.
  • Work with individuals and small groups in developing education and support for guests according to their individual needs and interests.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary staff conferences, providing Life Enrichment information to ensure treatment of the social and emotional needs of the guest as a part of the total plan of care;
  • Participate in the planning of the guest’s admission, return to home and community, or transfer to another facility by assessing the impact of these changes and assisting the care manager with arrangements for social and emotional support.

Working Conditions and Physical/Sensory Requirements:
  • Moves constantly during working hours.
  • Is involved with patients, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel, and visitors.
  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
  • Maintains a liaison with the patients, their families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for the patients’ needs.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with patients, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
Skills, Knowledge, or Ability:
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the patients served.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to work tactfully with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a patient’s condition.
Minimum Qualifications:
Experience in a social or recreational program coordinating a patient activity program; OR Occupational Therapy (OT) license or a Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) license through the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy - preferred.

Additional Information:
In order to be considered for this position, your resume must reflect all relevant licenses, certifications, education, and experience noted in the requirements and minimum qualification sections of this job posting. Without this information, candidates cannot be considered for positions to which they may be qualified.

Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Santé is not able to support VISA sponsorships.

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