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Life Enrichment Director

Company: Villagio Senior Living
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

The Life Enrichment Director is responsible for the strategic development, ongoing growth and overall coordination in delivering services and supervision of our Community Life Programs including the oversight and management of department team members and coordination with other care partners. Develops administers and evaluates the day to day operational needs and strategic goals of the department. Identifies the person-directed needs and wishes of residents and designs programs to meet these needs. Ensures compliance with statutes and policies. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:General Duties:

  • Responsible for the supervision of assigned staff, per the direction of the Executive Director. Hires, trains, motivates, leads, directs and evaluates defined staff.
  • Using a holistic approach, provides consultation, resources and training for others on life enrichment principles and programs.
  • Harnesses the creativity and passions of elders to create a vibrant resident-directed culture.
  • Collaborates with all care partners and departments to build spontaneity and meaningful interaction throughout all aspects of daily life.
    • Develops and monitors the community life budget; orders supplies and equipment as needed.
    • Responsible for meeting all statutory, state, federal, local and Organizational requirements.
    • Conducts initial and ongoing community needs assessments on all residents and formulates community initiatives and program development based on that information and resident expectation results.
    • Assists residents in coordinating monthly resident council meetings. Tracks and records minutes. Ensures follow up by appropriate directors.
    • Participates in healthcare resident care conferences as part of the interdisciplinary team process.
    • Promotes positive public relations through community use of facilities and through the scheduling of community/home events.
    • Oversees the creation and implementation of monthly newsletters and calendars. In addition, continually evaluates to ensure the interests and needs of the residents are met.
    • Participates in relevant task forces or committees.Safety and Sanitation
      • Understand and follow safety and infection control policies and procedures.
      • Follow established procedures in the use and disposal of personal protective equipment.
      • Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., gait belt, back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when lifting or moving residents.
      • Keep floors dry. Report spills immediately.
      • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment problems to the supervisor/licensed nurse immediately.Light Cleaning Functions
        • Assist housekeeping in maintaining offices and common areas ensuring rooms are safe, comfortable, attractive and orderly.Training
          • Attends in-service and education programs and attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure if applicable. Develop and maintain professional affiliations.Residents' Rights Functions
            • Promotes and protects residents' rights, assists residents to make informed decisions, treats residents with dignity and respect, supports residents' independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with all pertinent laws regarding residents' rights. Reports suspected abuse or neglect in accordance with applicable law and regulations.Other
              • Perform other related duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
                • College degree in gerontology, recreational therapy, occupational therapy or related hospitality/leisure field.
                • At least two years of experience directing programs with a senior population.
                • Minimum of 2-years' experience in a supervisory position.
                • Appropriate licensure to drive facility bus.
                • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
                • Must possess excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
                  • Moderate physical activity required by handling objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently.
                  • Sits, stands, bends and moves intermittently during working hours.
                  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
                  • Interacts with residents, family members and visitors frequently

Keywords: Villagio Senior Living, Carrollton , Life Enrichment Director, Executive , Carrollton, Texas

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