Job Description

16601 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Monument, CO 80132, USA Req #152
Thursday, September 10, 2020
WellAge is an established and recognized leader driving high-quality service innovation for seniors and value for our investors. "WellAge" means "aging well," inspiring our focus to create innovative and customer-driven models filled with personalized and meaningful living experiences.

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Life Enrichment Associate

The Life Enrichment Associate position will be asked to plan, coordinate, and direct resident activity program utilizing resources of community. This position will also recruit, supervise and support staff and volunteers. This position will also participate in the collection of life history and interest of the residents.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:                                               

 Plan, Coordinate and Direct Resident Activity Duties:                

  • Assist in planning programs for group and individual activities based on residents individualized needs as identified in residents’ service plan and activity preferences

  • Maintain a balance of recreational activities including physical, social, sensory, religious, diversities, intellectual, and creative arts and crafts

  • Ensure group activities are scheduled  and on time, 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

  • Assist in the preparation 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 weekends) 

  • Maintain adequate activity supplies and equipment to meet needs and interests of residents, ensure materials are available to residents

  • 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

  • Orient volunteers in the community

  • Participate in in-service program of the community

  • Plan events and activities for residents


Participation in Resident Care Plans Duties:                      

  • Communicate residents’ program to residents, resident’s families, volunteers, and community staff

  • Identify and evaluate personal, emotional, and environmental concerns that prevent or limit the resident’s full use of medical, nursing, and restorative care

  • Communicate 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

  • Maintain all records related to resident activities as requested

  • Recognize abnormal signs and symptoms which may signify a physical change in resident’s condition that could require care intervention. Report same to Director of Wellness iimmediately    


Recruit, Supervise and Support Staff Duties:                   

  • Provide motivation for participation in Residents Council and schedule a time and place for meetings and document meeting minutes

  • Developing standards

  • Promoting process improvement

  • All other duties as requested


TALENT:

Relationship Building

Customer service with residents, staff, families and outside vendors

Build relationships with all types of people

High energy, positive and upbeat

Being in tune to other’s feelings


Strategic Thinking

Solve problems effectively

Creative in coming up with options and variety

Curiosity and desire to learn and share learning

Ability to see things from different perspectives and be innovative


Executing

Self-directed 

Prioritize and multi-task priorities 

Ability to change course and adapt to priorities 


Influencing

Communicates clearly and effectively 


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:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED


EXPERIENCE

  • Prefer at least two years of experience in senior living community


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Frequent sitting per shift with frequent requirement to get up and down from the sitting position

  • Frequent walking per shift

  • Frequent standing per shift

  • Lifting 1-20# frequently, 21-35# occasionally, 36-709# rarely

  • Bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling, crawling and climbing

  • Using telephone

  • Use computer and electronic documentation


OTHER:

  • This is a full-time hourly position with benefits

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

  • Must maintain a valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


CLASSIFICATION:

  • Reports to: Life Enrichment Director

  • Non-Exempt


 
Wellage is an equal opportunity employer.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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