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Activities Coordinator I - Full Time Days - Immanuel Pathways Omaha

Immanuel Omaha, NE

Job Description

At Immanuel our actions are based off one simple belief:

Christ-Centered Service to Seniors, Each Other and the Community

At Immanuel we serve others.  We put the needs of others above our own.  We do this because we believe in dignity, safety and wellness for all.  And that’s The Immanuel Way.

Immanuel is the parent company to Immanuel Communities, Immanuel Pathways and AgeWell by Immanuel.  Immanuel owns and operates ten independent and assisted living, memory support and long-term care retirement communities on six campuses in Omaha, Papillion and Lincoln, Nebraska and the Immanuel Pathways PACE Centers in Council Bluffs and Des Moines in Iowa and Omaha Nebraska.

Purpose of the Job:

Implements recreational therapy programs and activities to improve the functioning of participants who have a wide variety of physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs under the clinical supervision of a Certified Recreational Therapist.  Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

Requirements of Job:

  • Be legally authorized (currently licensed or if applicable, certified or registered) to practice the job’s functions and actions in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
  • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
  • Agree to abide by the philosophy, practices, and protocols of the PACE organization.
  • Job specific competencies for the Activities Coordinator will be met prior to assuming participant care.


Approx.Time Requirement

Key (Essential) Functions of this Job

70% Recreational Activities

  • Implements group and individual activities to improve or maintain the participants’ cognitive, physical, social, psychosocial, and artistic needs.
  • As directed by the Recreational Therapist, this position is responsible for completing assigned initial, semi-annual and annual assessments.
  • Implements activities for dementia-specific population focusing on small groups, one-on-one programming, and sensory stimulation.
  • Assist with outings and special events at the PACE Center. Duties include  accompanying participants on van/bus, and/or assisting with entertainment, catering and as directed by the Recreational Therapist
  • Responsible for assisting with development of monthly calendar of activities for all center areas. (Independent, Transitional Memory Support and Memory Support).
  • As directed by the Recreational Therapist, completes shopping as needed and stays within designated budget requirements.
  • Assists with planning and implementation of outings including; arranging transportation and acting as a C.N.A during outings when indicated by Participant need.
  • Assists with planning and works with Recreational Therapist in evaluating programs according to participant abilities and preferences within the ADHC daily flow of events.
  • Maintains order in the activities area, including daily preparation and setting out of materials, clean-up and put-away, and reporting supply needs.

25% Compliance &  Documentation

  • Serves as back-up and functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) when recreational therapist is not present. Maintains regular attendance at, and participates in, Interdisciplinary Team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on plan of care decisions and coordination for 24-hour care delivery.
  • As directed by the Recreational Therapist, the Activity Coordinator is responsible for updating and maintaining assigned EMR’s care plan updates including developing/tracking goals and interventions.
  • Monitors operations to ensure consistent compliance with established quality assurance standards.
  • Participates regularly in all quality assurance/quality improvement committees as part of the overall quality improvement program.
  • Acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice.
  • Monitors Immanuel Pathways’ operational compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and agency policies and procedures.
  • Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about, employees, participants, clients or families.
  • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with health and social service providers.
  • Carries out the plan of care as directed.
  • Responsible for daily management of Tru-Chart scheduling and care plan interventions.

5% Other

  • Performs related duties as required or requested.



  • High School Diploma or GED/equivalent required.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate required for Nebraska and Iowa – must obtain 6 months after hire.
  • Activity Assistant Certified (AAC) must obtain 1 year after hire.


  • Two (2) years experience in a social or recreational program providing services for a frail or elderly population required.  Experience within the last five years preferred.
  • One (1) year of experience which is/was full-time in a patient activities program and in a health care setting required.
  • Experience working with dementia preferred.
  • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

Other Requirements-

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills i.e. Health Care Level Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); First Aide (FA).

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of physical, psychosocial and behavioral needs of the elderly population.
  • Knowledge of recreational therapy techniques and practices of the elderly.
  • Knowledge of the dementia disease process.
  • Knowledge of illnesses common to frail and elderly adult population.
  • Skilled in computer basics.
  • Skilled in effective listening, as well as, written and oral communication.
  • Ability to develop programs independently for a variety of populations.
  • Ability to work at multiple sites. (valid driver’s license/reliable transportation).
  • Ability to identify problems and resolve some without assistance.
  • Ability to follow direction or instructions.
  • Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records
  • Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (internet, email, Microsoft Office)


Description of how often the employee is exposed to the following working conditions:


Occasional (0-33%)

Frequent (34-66%)

Regular (67-100%)

Indoor Work




Outdoor Work




Cold (below 32 F)




Heat (above 100 F)




Extreme Noise
























Bloodborne Pathogens




Infectious Diseases




Electrical Hazards




Explosive Hazards




Chemical Hazards





Understand and comply with the requirements of Immanuel’s Compliance Program, including, but limited to, the Code of Conduct, all Immanuel-wide policies for compliance, and applicable compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

*This job profile is designed to summarize certain essential information about a job or job category. It is not designed to be a comprehensive or detailed task list for any particular job or job category.  This job/job category may have individual or multiple incumbents, each of whom may perform somewhat different specific job duties or tasks consistent with the general function of the job.  Incumbents may be required to perform duties or support functions other than those listed on the job profile as needed.  Immanuel may amend a job profile at any time with or without notice.

Job Details

Date Posted November 28, 2018
Date Closes March 20, 2019
Address 5755 Sorensen Parkway
Located In Omaha, NE
Function Recreation
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week; Days
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-1125.00 Recreational Therapists
Zipcode 68104
Name Shelbie Dworak
Address 1044 N. 115th St., Suite 500
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68154

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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