Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-CO-Monument
    Requisition ID
    2019-3231
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

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    Life Enrichment Director

    • Are you passionate about creating purpose and positivity for others?
    • Do you naturally have high energy and connect with people?
    • Are you an individual that takes responsibility and follows through on details?
    • Do you get excited working as a high-performing individual and part of a high performing team?

    WellAge Senior Communities is a dynamic senior housing organization made up of recognized local and national leaders in senior housing each having more than twenty-five years in senior living. We bring high quality service delivery to our residents and value-driven management outcomes to our investors.

    Our name, WellAge, reflects our commitment to creating environments and services to promote our residents aging well and remaining active doing the things they love and enjoy. Each community is filled with daily events designed to create a purposeful life and engaging life experiences.

    Our experience includes bringing award-winning senior healthcare expertise and leadership to our unique consumer-driven programs for wellness and rehabilitation services, memory care, and culinary excellence.

    The Life Enrichment Director position will be asked to plan, coordinate, and direct resident activity program utilizing resources of the facility and community. This position will also recruit, supervise and support staff and volunteers. They will conduct activities in accordance with physician’s orders. This position will also participate in the development and implementation of the assessment process and resident care plan and maintain necessary required records and documentation.

    The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Plan, Coordinate and Direct Resident Activity Duties: 70% time

    • Organize programs for group and individual activities based on residents individualized needs as identified in residents’ health-care plans
    • Maintain a balance of recreational activities including physical, social, religious, diversities, intellectual, and creative arts and crafts
    • Ensure group activities are scheduled to provide for maximum involvement by interested residents
    • Select residents for activity participation according to each resident’s activity interest, needs, and potential
    • Coordinate scheduled activities with other departments
    • Prepare and post Monthly Activities Calendars indicating scheduled activities and times for coming months which reflect interests identified by the comprehensive assessment, offer activities at hours convenient to the residents (morning, afternoon, some evening and some weekends)
    • Maintain adequate activity supplies and equipment to meet needs and interests of residents, ensure materials are available to residents
    • Prepare and present monthly report on progress of activity program
    • Maintain monthly bulletin board indicating future activities, holiday themes, or picture review of past activities
    • Assist residents with mail, and address and post outgoing mail upon the resident’s request
    • Responsible for transportation of residents within the community from one area to another area where activities may occur
    • Participate in outside community planning related to interest of the community and arrange for the use of outside community facilities for the residents’ use
    • Participate in in-service program of the facility
    • Plan events and activities for residents

    Recruit, Supervise and Support Staff Duties: 15% time

    • Provide motivation for participation in Residents Council and schedule a time and place for meetings
    • Recruit, orient, and supervise volunteer programs; maintain records of volunteer programs, and communicate community’s volunteer needs to the outside community
    • Use knowledgeable to provide in-service training for staff regarding activity program, reality orientation, volunteer services, etc.
    • Promotes and implements human resource values by planning and managing human resources programs; directs staff, hires, coaches, disciplines, recommends termination, conducts performance evaluations
    • Developing standards
    • Promoting process improvement
    • All other duties as assigned

    Participation in Resident Care Plans Duties: 15% time

    • Communicate residents’ program to residents, resident’s families, volunteers, and facility staff
    • Identify and evaluate personal, emotional, and environmental concerns that prevent or limit the resident’s full use of medical, nursing, and restorative care
    • Formulate written plans of care for each admitted resident; review and update plan of care according to established policies
    • Record continuing progress notes on resident’s activities and response of resident to activity program
    • Give assistance or help in locating and arranging for services of other professionals or agencies to solve problems and needs of residents
    • Participate regularly in care conferences with nurses, and other staff to assist in better understanding resident and his/her family; prepare for meetings with Health Care Team by reviewing resident’s previous care plan, MDS, and assessment, talking with resident to be reviewed (or a family member if resident is unable to comprehend concepts of care planning), and is prepared to discuss resident’s progress
    • Maintain all records related to resident activities
    • Record Section 1 of the Minimum Date Set (MDS) activity pursuits’ portion, and resident’s activity interest and activity-needs assessment after completing the MDS record resident’s initial activities-health-care- plan
    • Prepare for meetings with Health Care Team by reviewing resident’s previous care plan, MDS, and assessment, talking with resident to be reviewed (or a family member if resident is unable to comprehend concepts of care planning), and is prepared to discuss resident’s progress and makes appropriate entries in resident’s medical record
    • Make entries on residents’ health-care plan as required by resident’s condition
    • Recognize abnormal signs and symptoms which may signify a physical change in resident’s condition that could require nursing intervention. Report same to Health Services Director immediately

    Qualifications

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    Knowledge of special needs and limitations of elderly; methods and techniques used to include residents and involve them in activities; alert to attitudes and feelings of residents; knowledge of an familiarity with handcrafts, skills, games, other activities, and vendors of supplies and equipment; familiarity with the community, social agencies, contacts with clubs and groups, and knowledge of sources of materials and local services; understanding and self-discipline to relate sensitively to residents’ needs and feelings.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • A registered Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, certified by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society; or
    • A certified, Occupational Therapist, registered by the American Occupational Therapy Association; or
    • A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association
    • Two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one of which was full-time in a resident activities program in a health care setting; or
    • Complete a training course approved by the State such as: Certified Activities Director or a member of the Colorado Activities Professional Association (CAPA)
    • Minimum High School Diploma or GED
    • Prefer at least two years of college from an accredited institution
    • A college graduate in a related field of study approved by the state licensing agency; or

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Sitting 2-3 hours per shift with frequent requirement to get up and down from the sitting position
    • Walking 3 hours per shift
    • Standing 2- 4 hours per shift
    • Lifting 1-20# frequently, 21-35# occasionally, 36-709# rarely
    • Bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling, crawling and climbing
    • Using telephone

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