Life Enrichment Director – Fun Times

Whitewood Gardens RCF is more than a job, we are a Care Family. Our philosophy is that every person who works here is an extended part of the family for each of our Residents (Family Member). Hard work and innovation are encouraged and rewarded.

Benefits – Competitive pay, 100% Covered Health Insurance, PTO/Sick, Food, Tons of Fun, Great Team

As the Life Enrichment Director, you are responsible for organizing activity programs at the community level for client facility residents and their families and help residents improve their daily living skills by promoting resident socialization, expanding their personal interests, increasing their physical activity and continuing their education. In this role we ask that you bring a sense of humor and professionalism, while being an example to others and helping with any questions other staff members may have.

Responsibilities:

• This position is responsible for coming up with new activities and fine-tuning current ones in accordance with regulations. You are responsible for planning events that get all residents involved to the level they may tolerate, including some of their families. Your plan will include daily and weekly activities and some off property outings. A sample list of activities includes arts, music, dancing, crafts, educational programs, and exercise classes.
o If any planning involves the kitchen staff and Chef, you will work with kitchen, activate and confirm their part. When planning activities, you will be in charge of putting everything on a calendar and include it with the facility’s newsletter, displaying a copy for residents.
o If it involves third part vendors, you will work with the vendor(s) to ensure they have everything they need for the activity and explain facility’s goal for hosting such activity.
• Assist with the creation of an activities budget, including managing current funds, getting additional funding and pay for events
• From time to time, this position will work with volunteers for various facility activities. This position will supervise volunteers during these activities. This position will also work in tandem with the Administrator to train, recruit, and schedule and keep track of all volunteers, including keeping track of their hours and performance based on the activities they conduct and how they interact with the residents
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
As part of the Care Family at Whitewood Gardens, you should have a positive and friendly demeanor. You must have a passion for working with our family members, an understanding and patient mind. A Gerontology Certificate and previous work experience in elder care is preferred.

Physical Demands:
May be required to lift up to 30lbs. Requires basic office work, including sitting, walking, climbing stairs, kneeling, bending and operating office equipment and medical equipment.

Work Environment:
While performing this job, the Activities Director could be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, and body fluids which can contain AIDS & Hepatitis viruses. Chemical exposure is limited to cleaners, disinfectants, and personal care items.