Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Position in Oregon

Activities & Social Service Coordinator
Accepting applications until filled
Anticipated start date: March 1, 2012

Friendsview Retirement Community is looking for an exceptional individual with a passion for working with older adults and a commitment to excellence in person-centered services that uphold the dignity, choice and independence of each resident. The community offers a full continuum of senior living, with 31 residential care (Assisted Living) apartments, a 29-bed health care center, and a 14-unit memory care neighborhood. Friendsview has a reputation for providing the highest standards of care and service and has been awarded 3 deficiency-free surveys over the past 4 years.

This full-time position plays a key role in our Health Care Team. Responsibilities include working with care services staff, families, volunteers and other community resources to provide meaningful, therapeutic programs for health service residents. Provide support and offer resources to residents and family members regarding psycho-social needs, and financial or other issues related to long-term care. Also iIncludes supervisory responsibilities for bachelors’ level student interns and volunteers.

Typical hours are weekdays but must have the ability to work flexible hours to participate in activities on evenings weekends and holidays. Starting hourly pay is $17.41. This is a full-time, 40 hours/week with medical/dental/vision benefits after 90 days of successful employment. All employees must pass a drug screen and criminal background check. We are a drug/alcohol-free, tobacco free campus
Prefer a bachelor or master degree in one of the therapeutic arts, recreation therapy or occupational therapy or OT assistant; or in social services/social work and completion of a 36 hour activities workshop which meets the requirements set down in the Oregon Administrative Rules. Experience in Long-Term Care setting preferred.

Requires excellent organizational skills, strong communication and leadership abilities, and the ability to serve as an effective team member. Must possess strong interpersonal skills needed to provide social services to residents to support staff and volunteers. Must be able to uphold the shared values of our faith based community.

Must have excellent organizational and communication skills in English and basic computer skills with the ability to learn software programs related to health care documentation.

Please visit our website at to learn more about Friendsview Retirement Community.

Resumes along with a letter of introduction explaining why you are interested in this position and your personal and professional qualifications, may be sent to :


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