POSITION TITLE: Life Enrichment Director
Responsible for planning and organizing individual and group activities to meet the social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of the residents to enhance their quality of life. Develops and communicates quality programming of interest and meaning to residents and encourages participation. Supports and grows a wellness program within the community by offering personal training, group exercise, wellness center programs, and service and community outreach.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Four-year degree in Recreation Therapy or Human Services field; minimum of three years of experience working in a senior housing community or comparable setting; one-year supervisory experience preferred; national certification in Therapeutic Recreation a plus.
Adheres to and conveys a philosophy that supports the dignity, privacy, independence, choice and individuality of residents.
Researches, evaluates, and develops resort-style community events and programming.
Prepares a creative monthly calendar of recreation events and programs.
Collaborates with the marketing department to create unique ideas to promote programs and events to the community.
Manages and directs the planning, implementation and coordination of all recreation activities; analyzes participation rates and satisfaction of programming.
Organizes resident outings; ensures sufficient staff assist in the outings; determines residents’ ability either physically or cognitively to attend outings.
Engages in community public networking.
Implement recreation department budget. Track cost-containment strategies and programs to evaluate effectiveness of programs.
Manage, organize and maintain an inventory of programming supplies.
Manages and directs scheduled and private transportation services. Provide proper guidance and training to transportation staff.
Inspire, motivate and encourage direct reports to engage residents in activities.
Recruits, researches, and approves schedules and supervises program leaders, entertainers and vendors.
May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Can accurately verbally communicate, providing the necessary level of detail even under stressful or demanding conditions. Ensures a positive attitude and team orientation is exhibited in verbal and non-verbal communication.
Solid performance management skills, including the ability to communicate performance expectations, document performance conversations, coach and document performance issues and complete performance management expectations as guided by the company.
Able to operate standard office equipment.
Possess written and verbal skills for effective communication.
Competent in organizational & time management skills.
Demonstrates good independent judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to work independently by following community procedures and guidelines, ability to follow through on assigned tasks.
Ability to effectively utilize technology including use of computers, iPad/Tablet use, Word programming, internet access, email, AV equipment, and social media.
Position requires driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
Must possess valid driver’s license.
Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules, including weekends and holidays.
Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.
Must be able to stand, walk, lift, and bend for long periods of time.