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Director of Activities

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The Director of Activities is responsible for development, organization, and coordination of property and community resources to provide comprehensive life enrichment services and programs that meet the needs and interests of Memory Care residents. Life enrichment programs are to be balanced across the three domains of Mind, Body, and Spirit. 

Salary: $35-38/hr

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Participates in the yearly business and budget planning for the life enrichment program. Monitor and adjust staffing levels, life enrichment planning/delivery, and supply inventories to ensure the community meets labor cost, supply cost, and life enrichment goals.
  2. Gather information about residents interests and needs through participation in the move-in process, regular visits with each resident, discussions with family members, active participation in resident and family council meetings, and coordination with staff members.
  3. Responsible for the completion of each resident’s Life Story and Move In at a Glance. Coordinate with the Director of Nursing and Memory Care to ensure that personal information is included in the resident individual service plan as appropriate.
  4. Plan, implement and monitor meaningful group and individual programs and life enrichment for Memory Care residents based on physical and spiritual needs, interests, and imagination of residents and staff. Create and distribute monthly life enrichment calendars to staff, residents and family members.
  5. Ensures all life enrichment staff develop and lead one-on-one and small, medium, and large group activities. Ensures the proper preparation of rooms, equipment, and supplies prior to each activity and clean up after each activity. Encourages resident and family participation in life enrichment.
  6. Certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Music Therapist or Life Enrichment Professional.
  7. Coordinates off-site resident outings and ensures that appropriate staff are in attendance to provide transportation, oversight and assistance as needed. 
  8. Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively with other associates and personnel of other community agencies at all levels. 
  9. Attend training courses and participate in other professional development activities as required.
  10. Ensure that common space that is designated primarily for activity use is well maintained and properly stocked with program supplies and equipment.
  11. Administers an effective volunteer program. This includes active and selective recruitment, development of volunteers through training and educations, and supervision of the program to identify opportunities for continuous improvement. 

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Must have excellent verbal skills and communication abilities. 
  • Ability to work effectively within a team based environment. 
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. 
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including; Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Property Management Systems. 
  • Knowledge of photographic and audio/visual equipment
  • Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and written instructions. 
  • Experience in a similar position in retirement living or home care. 
  • Vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

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