Dominion Senior Living of Florence 4009 Seligman Drive
Sep 24, 2018
Summary of Responsibility:: The Life Enrichment Director is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and monitoring the activity programs to ensure that the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, purposeful, recreational, and social needs of the residents are maintained on an individual basis; ensures that the Life Enrichment department is operated efficiently and in compliance with all applicable legislation and regulatory requirements and Dominion Senior Living standards; and fulfills responsibilities for selection, orientation, education and direction of the Life Enrichment team. Duties:: Culture: * Models and integrates the Dominion Senior Living culture into all aspects of the department and the community. * Supports continuous improvement. * Implements Dominion Senior Living policies, procedures and standards fully. * Engages in open communication and cooperation within and between community departments, Central Services and other Dominion Senior Living communities. * Demonstrates the Dominion Senior Living “L.O.V.E.” model to both external customers and team members. * Maintains positive public relations by displaying professionalism when interacting with residents, resident representatives, team members, and the general public. People Development and Leadership: * Builds and leads a highly effective Life Enrichment team. * Sources, interviews, and selects well qualified Life Enrichment team members in a proactive manner. * Supports the welcome and transition processes for team members. * Provides or ensures training that contributes to Life Enrichment team member development. * Plans, assigns and directs work accomplished by the Life Enrichment team; addresses team member issues and resolves them. * Manages the performance of Life Enrichment team members. * Recognizes team members and expresses appreciation for their contributions; follows the progressive disciplinary process when redirection of team members is necessary. * Develops and maintains effective relationships and two-way communication with team members; ensures Life Enrichment team members attend daily stand up devotional and operational meetings. * Ensures adequate staffing is on duty at all times to meet the needs of residents. * Maintains equitable pay practices. Life Enrichment Operations: * Fulfills responsibilities for the development and maintenance of Life Enrichment objectives, standards of Life Enrichment practice, and Life Enrichment policies and procedure manuals. * Develops and maintains effective relationships and two-way communication with residents and resident representatives. * Observes residents for significant changes and adverse reactions or conditions on an on-going basis. * Keeps the Executive Director informed regarding any unusual incidents or issues regarding residents, team members, or the community. * Ensures that all concern and incident reports are completed on a timely basis and filed and follow-up is conducted in an appropriate and timely manner. * Obtains information concerning the residents’ backgrounds to better provide activities to meet their needs and enhance their quality of life; involves the resident’s family in planning activities when possible. * Assesses and updates residents’ lifestyle needs and sets measurable goals with observable approaches. * Plans a wide variety of innovative activities in coordination with the Executive Director and other department heads; directs, implements and evaluates these activities. * Creates and enhances the resident activity program to provide stimulation and social interaction, as well as spiritual enhancement among residents and staff. * Develops a written plan of monthly activities and publishes a monthly activities calendar. * Cultivates leisure time activities such as games, arts, crafts, movies, etc. * Develops activities which enhance physical exercise such as bowling, walks, etc. * Encourages hobbies and crafts and provides materials in keeping with the resident’s financial status and department budget. * Maintains and stores inventory and supplies in a designated area with clear and labeled bins, ensuring easy access by team members. * Helps coordinate in-house special events open to families and friends, e.g., special parties, holiday meals, etc. * Decorates the community with a monthly theme. * Trains volunteers in the appropriate area to best utilize their talents and maintain State requirements for volunteer files. * Develops the skills of other team members in other departments to contribute and lead activities and events. * Assists in compiling and maintaining an activity schedule, available projects, crafts, resources, etc. * Assists in providing library service for residents through cooperation with the local library. * Coordinates transportation for residents in conjunction with the Health and Wellness director. * Assists in coordinating special events with Marketing. * Maintains a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices. * Keeps the Executive Director and department heads up to date on changes in Life Enrichment. Financial and Operational Performance: * Manages Life Enrichment operations based on occupancy and economic conditions. * Assists in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets and manages to them. * Assists the Executive Director in planning, decision-making, and budgeting for Life Enrichment. * Reviews financial records and cost reports for tracking and accuracy. * Contributes to the achievement of balanced scorecard measures. * Complies with Dominion Senior Living policies, procedures and standards with regard for residents’ needs and to all applicable laws and government regulations (e.g. Worker’s Compensation, Assisted Living Regulations, OSHA, Food Safety, etc.) and keeps updated on current regulations. * Manages to the community’s risk management program. * Contributes to maintaining positive vendor relationships. * Adopts and fully utilizes Dominion Senior Living’s software systems, resources, tools and techniques. Additional Duties:: * Assumes on-call responsibilities as needed and remains available to staff at all times by phone to answer questions regarding residents. * Arranges for a competent, qualified staff member to assume the duties and responsibilities during any absence of the Life Enrichment Director. * Assists with answering the telephone and conducting tours. * Assists in planning and/or preparing for community special events, including outreach to the greater community. * Attends and actively participates in team meetings and required or optional continuing education programs. * Assists in the evacuation of residents as necessary. * Maintains the confidentiality of all resident information and honors the residents’ personal property rights. * Performs any other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director or Central Services. Education, Experience, Licensure/Certification, Age Requirement:: * A minimum of one (1) year of management experience in senior living activities, event planning, adult education programming, public relations, volunteer coordinator or marketing is preferred. * High school diploma or equivalent is required; Bachelor’s Degree in one or more of the following: Education, Gerontology, Social Work, Adult Education, Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Marketing, Public Relations or a relevant field, is preferred. * Must obtain valid Continuing Education credits as required by the State of the community. * Approved criminal background check, physical, drug screen and TB skin test required. * Must possess a current and valid drivers license and have the ability to meet approved driver requirements; “F” Endorsement is preferred. * Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.