LIFE ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR: ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE NEIGHBOURHOODS
Amica at Georgetown
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plans, leads and coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of life enrichment programs (relevant to each neighborhood) and services designed to meet residents’ physical, emotional, social, cognitive, environmental, vocational and spiritual needs.
- Fosters and maintains a strong relationship with residents by meeting with residents regularly to assess/discuss life enrichment needs and preferences.
- Supports and assists in training resident care partners in facilitating programming on the Assisted Living and Memory care neighborhoods
- Oversees the administrative responsibilities of the Life Enrichment program at the Community, such as implementing and maintaining established departmental standards and objectives, participating in budget preparation and control and ordering necessary supplies and equipment for the department.
- Manages the Life Enrichment Assistant, Bus Driver and Volunteers to ensure that team members’ needs are met and standards are maintained.
- Monitors, manages and provides services related to the Community’s transportation services.
- Actively participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for resident services.
- Retains and enhances our culture and values in all interactions.
- Three (3) year diploma from a recognized university or college related to recreation/leisure studies
- First Aid and CPR certified
- Valid bus license from applicable province or willing to obtain before start date
- Three (3) years of experience with recreation/social programs in a senior care environment
- Experience working with seniors in Memory Care or with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s
- One (1) year organizational management and leadership experience
- Transferable skills gained in alternative settings such as camps, schools, other group settings that prepares this professional to motive, design, lead recreation programming for seniors
- Recreation and leisure programming, techniques and best practices
- Knowledge of exercise programs suitable for the senior population
- Healthcare, memory care and aging challenges
- Leadership best practices and principles
- Legislative regulations and policies related to retirement care
- Changes in mobility of seniors
Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to prepare and administer departmental budgets
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Ability to treat residents with respect, dignity and care
- Ability to motivate others
- Ability to resolve contentious or sensitive issues or situations
- Strong computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of resident information
- Ability to work in a flexible environment to meet the needs of the residents, including weekend and holiday coverage, as required
- Demonstrates a strong desire to serve and care for seniors
- Open, friendly, responsive, positive and energetic
- Able to apply tact, discretion and sound judgment
- Trustworthy, hands-on leader
- Shows initiative and commitment to excellence
- Courses in gerontology, aging or dementia are an asset
- Previous experience as a volunteer in some capacity