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  1. In my interview yesterday, I was told that a new rule was coming into effect (not sure if just Ohio) and activity directors will have to have a bachelors degree. The person told me she would help me get grandfathered in. Does anyone know anything about this? I completed my MEPAP1 about 6 mo ago, and am now just finding my first pt job in the field.
  2. This will be my first job as an Activities Assistant. It will be very part time. Every other Sat/Sun, approx 9 hours per every other weekend. The pay is minimum wage. Ugg. But, I am going in to it with the idea that this will give me experience and will lead me on to a better position somewhere else. Very frustrating that this is all they pay, and I am a ADC completing the Rowlett & Laker Program a few months ago.
  3. I have been trying to find a pt job evenings/weekends in a LTC facility as Activities Assistant. I completed my certification in the past 6 months. I received a call today for a pt positions/PRN position. Would probably be mostly a few hours on the weekends driving the bus to church, etc. I go for an interview on Sunday afternoon. I was given a short phone interview, and was told the position paid minimum wage......UGG, that is it? You want me to drive a bus load of people at minimum wage, which here is $7.40. UGG again. I realize this is a good way to get my foot in the door, a
  4. I recently interviewed with a LTC facility that is a county facility. I was shocked at the hourly wage theye were offering. It was $9.25 per hour with benefits. I had done some research on wages, and thought they would come in somewhere between $11 to $13 per hour. I have my Activity Director Certificate MEPAP1. Can someone tell me whether this is typical wages that is offered out here at $9.25 per hour or is this in fact low. I asked what the possibility of wage increases was in the future, and was told "slim". After doing the certificate, I am already getting discouraged. While I am not
  5. I am working on my AD certificate and need help with a few questions. 1. Is "Completions" an auditory sensory activity that is mentally challenging? 2. A Person Centered Care Approach ......to begin a group we should introduce ourself and introduce each member to each other? T or F 3. Is the title section for N2 change in daily routine? Thank you, almost done with the program!
  6. I am currently about 3/4 of the way thru an Activity Director Course and am hoping to finish it up by the end of January. I have a few questions. Some may sound silly, but if I don't ask I won't know. 1. What are the possibilities of finding a part time job for week ends only as an Activity Assistant. Because of my families work situation, I can not give up my ft job now, but would like to start working as an Activities Assistant on a part time basis on the weekends, preferably every other weekend, and feel this would be a good way to enter the field. 2. Because I am just starting out
  7. I am new to this board, and am hoping to learn a lot of information on how to obtain my goal as an activities director. I have many questions to ask. Training....What training is needed to become an activities director. I am looking into a 4 month home study activity director course by Rowlett & Laker, Inc, out of Ft. Wayne, IN. I live in Ohio. Is it required to have a 2 or 4 yr degree, or is taking the activities director course enough. Are these positions typically fulltime or part time. While researching, I did find both. I am looking to do it fulltime. Is there oppor
  8. Hello, My name is Marie, I found this site in hopes that I can acquire information on becoming an activities director. A little about me, I have been in the workforce for 30 years, for the past 11 years I have been the owner/manager of a daycare business, and am currently seeking out a new career. An activities director job has always been in the back of my mind, and it is something I want to pursue now. I am currently attending our local community college and was working on an Associates Degree in Legal Support, but that truly isn't where my heart is, and I want to change my goal. In 2005
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