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Activity Director Service Assistant

Athens, AL
April 22, 2023

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Eva Russell-Bibbs

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Harvest, AL 35749



Professional Summary:

I have over twenty years of experience as a Social Director in long-term care. I have extensive skills and knowledge in Geriatric Social Work as well as an Activities Director/ Dementia Coordinator within the Healthcare/Rehabilitation Facilities.

Core Qualifications:

Ability to assess and problem solve situation(s) that geriatric clients and their families face on a daily basis

Areas of clinical experience including care planning, tri-aging and family education

Policy and Program Development

Knowledge and experience with Word Processing using Word Perfect and Microsoft Word Software

Great Communicator with various cultures

Great Team Player


Alabama A&M University 2017-2018

Adjunct Professor of Social Work

Teaching graduate/undergraduate social work, advise students, assist with curriculum development and research, perform other duties as assigned.

Brook shire

November 2012- Present

Activity Director/ Dementia Coordinator

Development and coordination of activities program designed to promote the residents active involvement with each other, their families and the community, and involve staff in implementing program goals. Plans and implements an activities calendar each month, which includes life skills, education and recreational programming daily. Post calendars throughout the residence also demonstrate documents involvement with all residents, staff, families etc. Provide one to one programming for residents who cannot participate in a group setting; coordinate the transportation of residents to and from events outside of the residence, which may include driving a residence motor vehicle. The Director is accountable for all residents’ presence when leaving and returning to a residence. Taking inventory and purchase activity supplies including recreational equipment, supplies for games, books, current magazines and daily newspaper for living etc. also, operating within the facility’s budget and according to administrative policy. Trains staff on the importance of meaningful activities and other areas regarding the quality of life for residents. Participating in the review of individual Residents’ Service Plans and documents activities progress every six months or when it is a significant change in the resident. Coordinating quarterly special event at the residence, recruiting, training, and supervises volunteers. Also, participates in discharge planning with other member of the management team. Developing the community resources and contacts to enhance the quality of live for residents and being familiar with Adult Care Residents’ Bill of Rights and assist resident with exercising these rights.

Dementia Coordinator

Oversight of all aspects of Activity Program, coordinate Pre-admission assessment/screens, care planning, including identifying behavior triggers, appropriate response and intervention, individual preferences, etc; create and maintain a comfortable and homelike environment, staff and activity scheduling/hiring and firing staff on the unit, oversight of resident eligibility to the program, maintain appropriate residents on the unit. Maintaining all safety requirements for the program and the unit; orientation & training of all employees to work on the light house unit, coordinate discharge process, lead CQI process on the unit, utilize the EMR system and monitor for compliance, maintain resident per policy and procedure, serve as the primary liaison to the community, families and area hospitals, be responsible for ongoing training/learning in the dementia field, train staff in learning efforts to keep all staff training current; maintain effective communication with dietary department to enhance nutrition program for residents and communicate with therapy to enhance quality of care and quality of life issues; coordinate Quarterly family support meetings, meet and exceed all regulatory requirements as established in this state.

Big Spring Specialty Center

October 2009 to April 2011

Activities Assistant

Leading group activities as assigned by the Activity Director, providing one-to- one activities to those who cannot be in a group setting, assists in planning Activity Program through Resident’s Council and Activity Director, maintains attendance sheets on participants, assists residents to and from activities.

I also communicated the status of resident to Activity Director. May attend interdisciplinary care plan team meetings and document on care plan and in progress notes; May make arrangement for movies, live entertainment for special programs and group outings, such as picnics, ball games etc; This position has access to protected health information in the resident’s financial and medical records to conduct job duties. Assigns duties and delegation of responsibilities to volunteer; other duties as assigned

Big Spring Specialty Center Huntsville, AL

November2004 to October2009

Social Service Director (Field Instructor/Supervisor)

Park View Health Care, Huntsville, AL

February 2003 to November 2004

Social Service Director

Valley View Health and Rehabilitation, Madison, AL

January 2001 to January 2003

Social Service Director

Assisting in pre-admission and admission process with customers; aid in adjusting to nursing home, Interviews residents and families to obtain relevant past and present adjustments behavior and lifestyle, Documents progress and updates plans of care at the interdisciplinary care conference. Arranges transportation, make appointments and acts as liaison between all departments, resident’s families and outside agencies. Assists in handling and accepting placement through one -on- one counseling and group work. Ascertains potential and develops discharge plans when clients are admitted. Arranges for post discharge service and follow-up care. Assesses emotional, spiritual, financial, educational and social needs of residents; ensures those needs are Manager, Education & Training by the facility of through the use of outside agencies. Acts as resident/family advocate and ensure the resident is knowledgeable in and exercises his /her rights. Responsible for organizing and conduction of Family counsel meeting and maintaining minutes of the meeting. Maintains effective communication with residents, families, health care professionals and facility staff. Duties included planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, supervising, and directing the social service programs and daily activities; ensured the ongoing quality assurance program. Developed and implemented appropriate plans to correct deficiencies. Consulted with the Administration of Medical, Nursing Service Consultants and other related departments; Provided the residents with response concerning their services, tasks also included hiring and terminating



January 2000 to January 2003

Social Service Assistant

Assisted the social service coordinator with recruiting; updated the objectives and goals for the component; conducted follow-up on all treatment; monitored the general condition of children weekly and made frequent visits to Alabama Head Start Center. Duties included assisted with blue slip immunization, monthly reports and other documentations needed to maintain children’s health, also assisted with transporting children to doctor, dentist, and other appointments. Performed other work related duties as assigned.

Senior Citizen, Huntsville, AL

August 1999 to May 2000

Social Work Intern (BSW)

Facilitated individuals and group therapy; implemented tasks to develop independent assertiveness and interpersonal skills. Planned and developed various interventions and scheduled follow-ups; assisted clients with physical and mental activities.



1999 Associate of Science General Education


2000 Bachelor Social Work (BSW)


2005 Concentration-Mental Health (MSW)


License Master Social Worker (Tennessee Board of Social Work)


Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service as Social Work Field Instructor

Department of Social Work

Miles College, Birmingham, AL

Certificate of Recognition for Persistence

Department of Social Work

Alabama A & M University, Normal, AL

National Social Work Honor Society

Phi Alpha

Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL


Punctual; good team player, caring, committed, honest, confidential and empathetic

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