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Careers / Memory Care Life Enrichment Coordinator

Memory Care Life Enrichment Coordinator

Interested in joining The Kensington Family?
Why Kensington Place? Because Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own…and this extends to our team members too! 
Become part of a community that’s driven by its unique core values: a Love for Seniors, Respect for Each Other, Passion for Excellence, and a Spirit to Serve. Partner with us to find your path, grow your purpose, and expect the unexpected: deeper connections, better opportunities, and a stronger sense of belonging.

Benefits (starting at 32 hrs/week):

  • A community where you’re treated like family!
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • PTO
  • Overtime
  • Complimentary meals and uniforms
  • Career growth and paid training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus
Salary Range: $25.00 To $28.00/hr

Summary:

The Activities Coordinator shall assist the Director of Memory Care in the development, organization, and coordination of available community and area resources to provide a high quality program of activities in the Connections Memory Care neighborhood. The program will be designed to meet, in accordance with the resident assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident in the Connections neighborhood.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of activities which are specifically designed to enrich the lives of the Connections residents. Develops the monthly Connections activities calendar.
  • Supervises the training, development, and performance of the activities assistants assigned to work in the Connections neighborhood. Provides input into the performance evaluations for these team members.
  • Contributes to residents’ care planning by participating in assessment, developing service plan goals and approaches, and maintaining progress notes.
  • Develops and leads one-on-one and group activities. Prepares rooms, equipment, supplies prior to each activity and cleans up after each activity. Encourages resident and family participation in activities. Transports residents to and from activities as needed.
  • Completes appropriate documentation such as daily attendance records, historical monthly activities calendars, precautions list, and transportation logs.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships within the Memory Care department and with other departments of the community. Cooperates with other departments in meeting the needs of the residents.
  • Assists with monthly newsletters and family communications as needed. Coordinates the preparation of monthly bulletin boards and seasonal decorations.
  • Assists the Director of Memory Care in evaluating a) effectiveness of activities programs, b) individual needs, and c) participation levels of each resident.
  • Attends resident/family council meetings as appropriate and proactively encourages and supports resident’s rights.
  • Administers an effective volunteer program in the Connections neighborhood.
  • Attends training courses and participates in other professional development activities as required.

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages, while maintaining an energetic and positive attitude.
  • 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 System.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive attitude.
  • Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must maintain a clean and well-groomed appearance and follow the dress code as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • Be in good health, and physically and mentally capable of performing assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrates freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis by a health screening performed by a physician not more than (6) months prior to or (7) days after employment
  • Must be cleared in a criminal background check administered in the state of Virginia.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a similar position in retirement living or home care.
  • Associates’ Degree from an accredited college or university required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialists or as an Activities Professional by a recognized accrediting body is preferred.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver license.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 120 MB.
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