Life Enrichment Director- The Lodge at Grand Junction
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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?
Be a part of our team at Grand Junction Lodge, opening in April 2019. Grand Junction Lodge is designed for easy Colorado living with many options to support senior’s active lifestyle and wellness. Experience majestic Mesa views with a prime location near physician’s offices, St Mary’s Medical Center, shopping and the best Grand Junction has to offer.
Life can be enjoyed with all the comforts of home in our 36 assisted living apartments and suites and 12 memory care apartments in our distinctive residence. Amenities will include 24-hour on-site staffing and emergency response personnel, state-of-the-art technology to support independence and enrichment, personalized lifestyle recreation and leisure offerings. Grand Junction Lodge will offer a variety of chef-prepared culinary and dining experiences and outdoor lifestyle experiences including a greenhouse and horticulture area. In addition, our skilled nursing facility is conveniently located within a few miles of Grand Junction Lodge. With that, we’re able to provide a continuum of care while we serve our seniors needs on all levels.
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. Grand Junction Lodge is owned and operated by WellAge Senior Communities. We are adding six new communities over the next two years and we’d love for you to join our team!
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.
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
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
WellAge is an Equal Opportunity Employer