Activities Coordinator- Archdiocesan Housing (Seniors)
Archdiocesan Housing, a division of Catholic Charities, is looking for an Activities Coordinator for Seniors for two of our senior housing properties in Denver, CO.
The Activities Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing activities that will lead to the best possible quality of life for the residents. All employees of the Archdiocesan Housing Committee Inc. are responsible for performing the essential and other functions of their position with or without reasonable accommodation. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Organize, plan, implement and promote programs, speakers and activities by planning a monthly calendar, making sign-up sheets and leading activities that will add to the social, spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the residents.
- Encourage residents to participate as volunteers in different facets of planning and implementing activities and programs in order to offer a balance of appropriate and desired activities.
- Coordinate parties for birthdays, holidays and other events by assisting residents and staff in order to foster a community environment.
- Identify and use local community programs and speakers to maximize events that residents may attend for free or at a reduced cost.
- Organize and assist residents in planning events and projects to raise funds to maximize budgets for resident activities.
- Compose pertinent articles for the weekly newsletter in order to inform residents of activities and programs.
- Transport residents or arrange transportation to and from outings by driving the building’s vehicle and ensuring that the vehicle is maintained.
- Reflects Catholic Charities’ commitment to treating all persons with dignity and respect.
- Uses creativity and innovation in program development and service delivery.
- Maintains confidentiality of client and agency information.
- Regular and predictable attendance.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Attend meetings as needed including, but not limited to, weekly building staff meetings in order to stay current with site projects and activities.
- Assists with general office work at site and special team projects.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Good steward of Agency human, financial and capital resources
- Participates effectively as a team member through communication, cooperation, information sharing and problem solving.
- Participates in staff trainings and programs as required.
- Any other tasks or duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing resident activities in order to assess, meet and evaluate resident needs.
- Proficient in using Microsoft Word and other specialized software used to make sign-up sheets, track participation and write articles pertaining to activities. Internet and e-mail proficiency.
- Knowledge of gerontology, human behavior, individual differences in ability, personality and interests in order to resolve issues and work with residents in planning events.
- Ability to locate and use local resources to plan activities, speakers and events for the residents.
- Licensed ability to drive a building vehicle (large van) and a satisfactory driving record.
- A Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate in Gerontology or field related to the aging process. Experience providing senior activities preferred.
- Ability to manage regular and special event volunteers.
- Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
- Ability to operate basic office equipment to include a computer and peripherals, printer, photocopier, phone, facsimile, etc.
- Ability to work in a general office environment.
- Knowledge of the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and the appropriate techniques and practices for the client population.
- Ability to interact effectively as a team member and independently with Agency staff and with a diverse client base.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week. It is benefit eligible.
This position is at two senior housing properties in Denver, CO.
This position will require some weekends.
We conduct background checks as part of our hiring process.
Pre-employment drug screen required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Catholic Charities makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, sex, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
Job Status: Full Time