Activities Director - Full-Time Assisted Living Experience PreferredAssisted Living Experience Preferred

  • Meridian Senior Living
  • 117 East 8th St.
  • Posted: Apr 11, 2019
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Job Description

Regency Palms of Long Beach Meridian Senior Living Assisted Living and Memory Care Community!:

Job Description:

The Activities Director develops, modifies, evaluates and implements activity programs that embrace and fulfill the social needs and interests of the senior population living in and visiting the Community.

Qualifications:

* Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist, therapeutic recreation assistant, or an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body, such as the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, or the Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification; or has two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one year of which was full time in an activities program in a health care setting; or has completed an activity director training course approved by the National Association for Activity Professionals or the National Therapeutic Recreation Society
* Maintain applicable state requirements of dementia specific training
* Ensures resident lives are maintained to the extent possible by providing activities and contact with the Community
* Provides guidance and acts as a resource to staff on the importance of life enrichment and other areas regarding the quality of life for residents
* Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, resident’s families, visitors, and staff
* High level of ability in effective and succinct communication, written and oral with residents, families, staff, vendors and the general public
* Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly
* Must demonstrate the ability to work responsibly as a team member as well as an individual
* Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others
* Must have exceptional organizational skills
* Must have experience in planning, organizing and executing a varied schedule of life enrichment opportunities for all levels of seniors from those who are very active to those with cognitive impairments resulting from Alzheimer’s and related dementias
* Monitors life enrichment budget, equipment and supplies
* Ability to supervise employees
* Ability to set up and train volunteers
* Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff
* Ability to represent the Community in a positive and professional manner
* Must practice and promote Meridian Policies and Procedures, Mission Statement, Core Values and Founding Principles
* Requires current First Aid and CPR certification
* Must have valid driver’s license
* Must meet all health requirements and pass background checks
Meridian Senior Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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