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Life Enrichment Director

Company: Valdez International Corporation
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Parmer Woods at North Austin, Assisted Living & Memory Care 12429 Scofield Farms Dr
Austin, TX--78758
Parmer Woods at North Austin, Assisted Living & Memory Care Life Enrichment Director
Austin, TX 78758
We hire locally and we hire the best. Pegasus Senior Living (PSL) is made up of individual associates united by a commitment and dedication to the highest quality of service delivery to our residents with a sense of warmth, compassion, individual pride, and company spirit. Why Join Our Team?

  • We offer competitive salaries, health coverage (including medical, vision, and prescription), 401k and Paid Time Off
  • We offer generous employee referral bonus via our Pegasus Champions Program
  • We offer employee hardship support via our PSL Cares Program
  • We provide strong leadership, team building and empowerment
  • We offer a culture of accountability and teamwork
  • We encourage professional growth for all Associates -- Position Summary: A Life Enrichment Director is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the Resident holistic wellness program, including but not restricted to Resident assessment, muscular strength, aerobic and flexibility training, wellness education, social-recreational activities and volunteer program development and community resource coordinator.
    • Adheres to and conveys philosophy of supporting dignity, privacy, independence, choice, individuality and a home-like environment for the Residents.
    • Must enjoy working with seniors and have sensitivity to their needs.
    • Responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, coordination, assignments and retention of volunteers for the community.
    • Coordinate activities to promote cohesiveness and camaraderie among volunteers.
    • Assesses Residents for functional fitness levels and activity interests.
    • Instructs and supervises group and individual physical exercises. Must be able to adapt exercises to the individual capabilities and functional fitness levels.
    • Plans, organizes and implements group and individual social and recreational activities.
    • Develops activity calendars and newsletters.
    • Must be able to motivate and encourage Residents to learn and engage in the programs.
    • Trains and motivates Care Partners to assist with Life Enrichment activities.
    • Monitors progress and effectiveness of exercise and activity programs and makes adjustments/changes as necessary.
    • Supervises all LE Partners and Volunteers.
    • Responsible for maintaining Resident files for all forms relating to activities (i.e. assessments, physician release, work-out records, etc.).
    • Observes changes in Resident status, needs or preferences and communicates them appropriately.
    • Reads the staff communication records and maintains familiarity with Resident records as required.
    • Assists with open houses and other community functions as needed.
    • Observes all work, safety and administrative rules.
    • Adheres to all established policies and procedures.
    • Avoids loss, breakage and waste of supplies and equipment.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to procedures for fire, life safety, disaster, security, work, safety and other emergency situations. Qualifications:
      • Associate degree or bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent education and experience
      • Training as certified activity director, recreational, music, therapist preferred
      • Minimum of one-year experience in a senior care community
      • Experience working with Dementia residents
      • Experience in volunteer recruitment and training preferred
      • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management, associates, residents, family members, and outside contacts
      • Able to make independent decisions
      • Able to seek out new methods and willing to incorporate them into existing practices when applicable Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Keywords: Valdez International Corporation, Austin , Life Enrichment Director, Executive , Austin, Texas

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