Benedictine

Life Enrichment Director

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Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/16/2023 4:38 PM)
Campus Name
Villa St. Benedict
Category
Wellness
Position Type
Full-Time
Shift
Various
Specific Shift Times
Varies
Scheduled Days of the Week
Monday-Friday, rotating weekends
Weekend Work Requirement
One Weekend per Month

Additional Information

The Life Enrichment Director's responsibilities include recruiting, training and guiding Life Enrichment associates during campus activities/programs. Manage and assist staff with scheduling and implementation of all on/off campus events, maintaining bulletin boards and all resident announcements (calendars). Handle and stay within LE budget guidelines to include purchasing of supplies, hiring entertainers and all other expenses related to the department. Work closely with the Director of Resident & Family Services for ongoing initiatives such as: design and implement a new resident welcome program that embraces Life Enrichment activities that guarantee VSB residents live fully, live well; develop partnerships with neighboring communities and other resources for idea exchanges and creative workshops; participate in the yearly operating plan and budget; attend monthly resident programs committee meeting to assure we are meeting their needs and help coordinate more resident-run programs; and, participate in monthly one-on-one brainstorming sessions to insure “Living Fully, Living Well” philosophy is inherent to all resident programming.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A. TRAINING and EXPERIENCE:

· College preferred with training or previous experience in the area of enrichment programs or a related field working with older adults.

· Previous supervisory experience

· Experienced in Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet research

B. KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS:

· Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

· Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in planning activities and using campus venues for multiple VSB-sponsored events.

· Able to fill in for or work scheduled activities/events, includes evenings and weekends.

· Project oriented and multi-tasker.

· Ability to communicate effectively with residents, their families, visitors and collaborate with VSB staff.

· Ability to perform all physical aspects of the job, including driving a bus.

· Ability to respond to emergencies calmly.

· Must have good organizational and team-building skills.

Information below does NOT apply-only bolded information above. 

Overview

The Wellness Coordinator is responsible for meeting the social and therapeutic needs of the residents through activities, wellness interventions, leisure programming, and continued interaction with community groups. 

Responsibilities

Completes the wellness assigned portion of the assessment process.  Provides relevant daily events and programming to meet the needs of the residents.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License as appropriate
  • Acceptable driving record that meets Benedictine requirements
  • If the person holding this position leads the program they must meet qualifications as required by federal regulations §483.15(f)(2) The activities program must be directed by a qualified professional who--
    • Is a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who--
      • Is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State in which practicing; and
      • Is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1, 1990; or
    • Has 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, 1 of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting; or
    • Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or
    • Has completed a training course approved by the State.

Qualifications Preferred

  • In good standing on the State Nursing Assistant Registry.
  • CPR certified.
  • First Aid certification.
  • Experience in long term care.

 

 

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