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Life Enrichment Director at Harmony Senior Services in Charleston, West Virginia

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time





Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Are you looking for a great opportunity with a growing company? HARMONY AT SOUTHRIDGE , offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care, is now accepting applications for a LIFE ENRICHMENT DIRECTOR / ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR for their location in Charleston, WV.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: * Plans and develops an effective resident activities program, including a variety of leisure and educational opportunities and activities for participation of residents of all ages, interests and physical limitations

* Plans a monthly program of activities for all levels of care (i.e., AL and MC) per Harmony Senior Services guidelines

* Plans, coordinates, and implements a daily activity program in compliance with Harmony Senior Services guidelines and standards

* Communicates program schedules and activities through facility newsletters, bulletin boards, activity events, etc.

* Coordinates resident transportation to groceries, doctors, shopping, leisure activities and other resident activities

* Coordinates regular programs such as resident birthday recognitions, maintaining resident directories and birthday lists

* Organizes and leads off-site outings for residents; providing transportation and safe coordination for participants

* Organizes facility activities for group and individual participation

* Establishes and leads resident psycho-social groups as appropriate

* Meets with each new resident to complete the Resident Life Profile

* Consult regularly with families regarding resident's participation in activities

* Oversees programming budget and maintain expenses within budgeted guidelines

* Coordinates and oversees volunteer opportunities. Recruits volunteers and community volunteer organizations to provide programs and activities for residents; Trains and recognizes volunteers

* Other duties as assigned

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REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS: * MUST POSSESS THE STATE APPROVED TRAINING COURSE COMPLETED THE MEPAP ( MODULAR EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ACTIVITY PROFESSIONALS) OR BE WILLING TO COMPLETE THE 180 HOUR COURSE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE DATE OF HIRE

* Be a Certified Dementia Practitioner or Eligible for Certification

* Maintain applicable state requirements of dementia specific training

* High level of ability in effective and succinct communication, written and oral with residents, families, staff, vendors and the general public

* Must have compassion for and desire to work with the senior population

* Must be a self-starter and demonstrate the ability to work responsibly & independently as well as a team player

* Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others

* Must have experience in planning, organizing and executing a varied schedule of life enrichment opportunities for all levels of seniors from those who are very active to those with cognitive impairments resulting from Alzheimer's and related dementias; Must have exceptional organizational skills

* Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff. Ability to supervise team members and set up and train volunteers

* Ability to represent the Community in a positive and professional manner

* Requires current First Aid and CPR certification or eligibility to obtain within 60 days of hire

* Must have valid driver's license and a good driving record

* Ability to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays