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Freedom Behavioral Program will be a 12 bed inpatient senior adult unit. The unit will be a D.P.U. of Oakdale Community Hospital, with the program being an off site campus will be located inside Mercy Regional Medical Center, Ville Platte, La.
Position will report to the Director of Clinical Social Services and will provide medically-approved activities for the patients within the facility. Activities may include leisure skills, social activities, physical/exercise, cognitive challenges and arts and crafts. The Activities Coordinator provides support to the clinical department through teamwork and input into the patient’s overall psychosocial needs.
A high school diploma or its equivalent is required. A minimum of one year experience performing similar duties in a healthcare setting is strongly preferred. Qualified applicants will also hold certification through an approved program designed to train the components of Activity Therapy duties.
Qualified applicants also have a basic understanding of DSM V diagnostic criteria and a basic understanding of medical and psychiatric diagnoses and conditions.