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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4161 - Recreation All-House Coordinator

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Non-Exempt
GRADE:    108

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in executing recreational activities with residents; performs related work as required.

Employees in this class provide recreational activities to residents in the areas of ceramics, woodworking, fiber arts, gardening and other all-house activities.  Work involves direct contact with residents and is performed in accordance with prescribed methods, techniques and procedures. General supervision is received from the Recreation All-House Supervisor.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Assesses residents skills and develops, plans and conducts individualized applied arts and crafts activities in the areas of ceramics, woodworking, fiber arts, gardening, community outings and other all-house activities
•    Utilizes adaptive devices and equipment as needed
•    Supervises residents and volunteers during these activities which includes providing assistance for in-house transportation, feeding and other personal needs of the residents
•    Assists in the creation and development of all-house activities
•    Leads and assists with all-house activities, outings and special events
•    Driving facility buses
•    Purchases craft materials and supplies
•    Maintains equipment including daily upkeep and annual maintenance
•    Documents attendance, as well as progress toward achievement of goals for individualized resident activities
•    Provides craft activities to residents on their assigned units
•    Participates in fund raising activities directly related to the department
•    Acts in place of the Unit Coordinators as needed
•    Participates in facility-wide quality improvement initiatives and projects including but not limited to quality First
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Effectively interact with residents
•    Driving and the use of handicapped equipped vehicle
•    Modern methods, materials and equipment used in recreational activities
•    Using specialized craft materials and equipment for recreational activities economically and beneficially
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Effectively responding to resident needs to gain best results from recreational activities
•    Maintaining accurate records;
•    Manual arts and crafts
•    Simple analysis of residents' needs and progress
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
•    Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Prioritize and assigning work
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; Two (2) years of experience in a variety of specialized arts and crafts which may include ceramics, woodworking, fiber arts and gardening or experience working with the elderly and disabled populations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Heavy work involves reaching, pushing and/or pulling with hands and/or arms to provide personal care. Use fingers and both hands for fine motor control. Standing, crouching and/or stooping.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Clinical skilled nursing facility and customer service setting with a moderate noise level. The work environment for this position regularly includes working with residents and attending to their daily needs.