Life Enrichment and Wellness Director

LOCATION: Walnut Creek Area

SUMMARY: Plans, organizes, directs and implements programs and activities which encourage the social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual development of residents as an integral part of their total care in accordance with the community’s policies, procedures and regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develops and implements programs to meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of the residents, both on an individual basis and in group participation throughout the community. Plans, organizes, directs, and carries out programs that encourage the social, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual development of residents within their assigned area of work. Including, but not limited to educational, intellectual, cognitive, life long learning, cultural and health/wellness development programs and volunteer opportunities. Performs assessments and completes documentation of medical records, including a comprehensive resident activity assessment, quarterly progress notes to ensure full compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to activities and psycho-social services. Interviews residents to determine the resident’s needs, interests and abilities to participate in activities along with their many talents to contribute. Works with the Director of Activities to ensures that individual and group programs are meaningful, have variety and are utilized. Maintains volunteer groups; directs and coordinates their activities. Organize and conduct monthly meetings for resident volunteers. Schedules vendors and volunteers accordingly. Creates monthly calendars. Decorates assigned area to recognize a full spectrum of holidays and diverse groups. Organizes and promotes (invitations, flyers, follow up/reminder calls) activities to residents. Coordinates the set up and break down of all programs and is physically present and engaged during the programs. Maintains inventory of materials, supplies and equipment.

Life Enrichment Wellness Director Our Client Utilizes community resources to assist in conducting activities; plans activities with other staff members and residents as requested. Presents in-service training to staff regarding activity programs. Maintains Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) reports accordingly. Recognizes and reports concerns regarding residents' physical, mental and/or emotional status to a member of Management Staff. Participates as an active member of the Inter-disciplinary Team. Provides back up to the Activities Assistant and/or Director of Activities as needed. Performs other work as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Knowledge of OBRA regulations, Title 22 and Division 5 and 6 California Administrative Code in regard to the provision of activities and social services. Knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to issues related to an aging population. Knowledge of bereavement, grief and loss management theory and practice. Basic knowledge of exercise and other equipment used in activities. Knowledge of programs and activities appropriate for residents. Strong interpersonal skills to communicate ideas and instructions to residents and staff. Discretion and sound judgment skills to determine the extent of a resident’s ability to participate in activities. Good English written and verbal communication skills. Organizational and analytical skills to plan and complete work assignments with minimal supervision and within established deadlines. Ability to multi-task, plan, organize, and instruct others. Ability to chart goals, approach, and progress of residents. Ability to comprehend and follow safety procedures and respond properly to accidents and/or injuries. Ability to act with patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with residents, their families, staff and vendors under demanding and difficult conditions. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to quickly learn other software applications. Physical skills and ability to perform work that requires continual standing, walking, stooping, bending and lifting up to 50 lbs.

Our Client is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Our Client will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate Arts degree in Recreation or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Recreation Therapy or a related field preferred. Minimum of two (2) years recent experience in a social or recreational program, completion of or ability to completion ARF Activities Leadership Training course approved by the state of California within one (1) year and all other requirements under Federal and State laws for the position. Experience in aging or related services preferred. Experience in a skilled nursing environment highly desirable

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None May provide direction to CNA/Activities Assistants, Activity Assistants and Volunteers.

REPORTS TO: Director of Activities. May receive direction from the Director of Assisted Living. The above statements describe the essential functions and qualifications needed for an Activities Coordinator and has been prepared by Our Client to use in planning, staffing, budgeting and/or evaluation of employees. It also provides employees with a guide to the duties they are expected to perform. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this position. Actual job responsibilities may change at management's discretion, without notice.

Our Client is an at-will employer, which means that an employee may resign or Our Client may separate an employee from service with or without cause at any time for any reason. There is nothing written in this position description that guarantees continued employment.