Senior Living Client builds and operates outstanding assisted living/memory care communities by focusing on the needs and desires of our community members, their families and friends, our Senior Living staff, and the community at large. Our goal is to help our community members grow and strengthen their network of support and friendship, gaining a greater sense of purpose and belonging.
Each of our communities was designed to encourage residents, friends, family and staff to interact and enjoy each other’s company every day. As Lifestyle Director, you would have the opportunity to plan and implement a well-rounded and stimulating program of activities and entertainment that meets the spiritual, cultural, physical, intellectual and social needs of our community members.
Responsible for the development, implementation and operation of the Lifestyle programs at the community. Responsible for promoting a healthy, activity-enriched lifestyle for residents & staff and for ensuring the programming meets the interest, and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident. The Lifestyle Director is responsible to plan, prepare, and direct the overall operation of the resident and family activities along with overseeing the wellness department.
Essential Job Duties:
- Create an environment in the community that promotes residents and families’ participation in the provided activities including:
- Create and submit a monthly calendar of events for review and printing
- Create and submit a monthly newsletter for residents, staff, and families
- Create and maintain social media under the umbrella of Senior Living
- Coordinate with other associates the planning, execution, and attending special functions, such as holidays and celebratory events
- Conduct survey of residents to determine what activities are of interest to them
Overseeing transportation of residents including: ( two options drivers under resident relations or wellness)
- Assist with the safe loading, unloading, seating, and transporting of residents onto and off community vehicles and drive residents as needed
- Oversee scheduling of transportation for recreational and medical outings
- Evaluate transportation program on a regular basis to ensure customer satisfaction
- Recruit, hire, train, motivate, and supervise department staff in accordance with all company policies, procedures, and core values
- Develop and train volunteers who are in the community to assist with activities or special events
- Survey residents to determine their satisfaction levels with programs and services provided and make corrections as necessary
- Manage the department within the budgetary guidelines, track inventory, and order supplies
- Understand and fulfill all State, Federal and local regulations for maintaining safe vehicles, securing all required credentials/licensing for vehicle(s) a driver(s).
- Encourage and invite resident participation in all resident activities
- Alert care staff when there is a medical or care need of a resident that needs to be addressed
- Look for ways to reduce costs and create efficiencies on a daily basis
- Ensure regulatory compliance and report any issues or concerns immediately.
- Comply with Senior Living standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient community operations
- Display a positive and professional image through actions and maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform or clothing and name tag when working
- Represent the Senor Living principles and core values on a daily basis
- Perform other duties and tasks as assigned or required
Oher responsibilities to consider:
- Effectively communicate Senior Living vision of lifestyle living by sharing program outcomes, as well as program changes and updates throughout the community
- Collaborates with sales to cultivate the program brand; communicate frequently on opportunities to tell the story of how prospects can live well at Senior Living
- Creates and implements an approach to capturing useful data related to programs and services; provides monthly reporting regarding attendance and other metrics for all programs.
Responsible for the direct supervision of Activities Assistants and Drivers.
General instruction and/or functional guidance are provided on some, but not all tasks to be performed and the results of individual projects may be reviewed upon completion. The staff is expected to respond to questions from residents and their family members, troubleshooting and resolving issues utilizing their own discretion and judgment. On certain occasions, the staff will work with the Executive Director and other members of management to resolve community issues.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Ability to deal tactfully and professionally at all times with personnel, residents, family members, visitors and the general public
- Display excellent communication and listening skills including the ability to speak orally in front of small groups of people
- Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action and to remain calm during emergency situations
- Reasoning skills that include the ability to understand issues and process information for the purpose of giving and receiving feedback and instructions
- Ability to operate basic office equipment including personal computer, scanner, copier, fax machine and proficient with email and Microsoft Office
- Compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents’ rights
- Ability, licensure and willingness to drive the community vehicle
- Bachelor’s degree (Gerontology, Kinesiology, Recreation Therapy, or Health Promotion) is preferable or combination of education and experience.
- Minimum of two to four years of experience with developing and implementing Activities wellness programs, preferably for seniors
- Minimum one year of supervisory experience to include training and supervising staff and developing and managing a budget
- First Aid Certification
- Background clearances as required by government regulations
- Must meet health requirements, including TB.
Special Requirements/Certifications would be helpful but not necessary to have:
- If responsible for creating exercise prescriptions and evaluating resident’s ability to participate in physical dimension of programs, one or more of the following certifications is highly preferred:
- ASFA Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer (Senior Fitness Instruction certification)
- ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist/ ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor/ ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM Certified personal trainer
- Balance and Mobility Specialist Certification
Physical and Mental Demands:
- Able to be mobile and perform the physical requirements of the job to include: bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and repetitive motions
- Able to sit and work at a computer for long periods of time
- Able to move intermittently throughout the work day and between divisions
- Ability to lift/carry up to 25 lbs. and push up to 40 lbs. as necessary
- Ability to push a resident safely in their wheelchairs
- Ability to physically assist residents during activities and outings
- Able to assist in loading and unloading residents into community vehicle/van(s)
- Able to assist in moving residents during emergency situations
- Able to understand, remember and follow basic instructions and guidelines
- Able to perform basic calculations
- Some travel may be required
- Must be willing and able to work required and scheduled shifts, including evenings, weekends, overtime and holidays.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
Pay range is: $22.00 to $27.00 DOE