Job Description

Carbondale, CO 81623, USA Req #210
Friday, September 18, 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 Director

The Director of Life Enrichment will be asked to plan, coordinate, and direct resident activity program utilizing resources of the community. This position will also recruit, supervise and support staff and volunteers. They will conduct activities in accordance with resident preferences. 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.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, Coordinate and Direct Resident Activity Duties:                

  • Organize programs for group and individual activities based on residents individualized needs as identified in residents’ service plans

  • Maintain a balance of recreational activities including physical, social, religious, cultural 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 community

  • Plan events and activities for residents


Recruit, Supervise and Support Staff Duties:                                 

  • 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:                                  

  • 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 wellness care

  • Formulate written plans of care for each 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 care department, and other staff to assist in better understanding resident and his/her family

  • Maintain all records related to resident activities

  • Make entries on residents’ service plan as requested 

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


TALENT:

Executing

Self-directed 

Prioritize and multi-task priorities 

Ability to change course and adapt to priorities 


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


Influencing

Communicates clearly and effectively 


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


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:

  • Assisted Living Residence licensed for 20-49 residents

    • 6 months experience in providing structured resident engagement offerings or have completed or are enrolled in an equivalent education and/or training program

  • Assisted Living Residence licensed for 50 or more residents

    • 1 year of experience or equivalent education and/or training in providing structured resident engagement offerings

    • Knowledgeable in evaluating resident needs, supervising other staff and in training volunteers


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


OTHER:

  • This is a full-time position 

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

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

  • First Aid/CPR Certification

CLASSIFICATION:

  • Reports to Executive Director

 
Wellage is an equal opportunity employer.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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