National Church Residences

Life Enrichment Leader

Job ID
2017-10792
Shift
1st
Type
Regular Full-Time
2245 North Bank Drive

Overview

PURPOSE:

According to prescribed policies and procedures including all applicable state, federal and accreditation regulations and under the supervision of the Site Manager, assumes responsibilities for developing and implementing the social and recreational programs and activies of the Adult Day Program.  The Life Enrichment Leader facilitates and encourages each participant to function as independently as possible both within and outside of the Center. 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Plans, designs and implements appropriate activities for participants individually, in small groups, and collectively, including, but not limited to, arts and crafts, discussion and exercise groups, personal care and grooming, guided outings, and scheduling of entertainment or other community resources.

 

  • Plans for and purchases supplies and equipment within budgetary limitations.  Ensures that adequate activity supplies are in hand.  Develops and utilizes community resources, donated materials and new program ideas.

 

  • Serves as a member of the program’s leadership team with the nurse and social worker to ensure proper program development, staff compliance and participant satisfaction.

 

  • Maintains appropriate files and documentation of activities, including monthly expenditures for supplies.

 

  • Coordinates special events for participants and arranges entertainment and special programming.  Provides educational programs for center participants.

 

  • Orients participants to the program and leads the activity team to determine particular interests and abilities of participants.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assists all participants, especially those who need help with ambulation or transportation to activities, bathroom facilities, or other areas of the center.  Assists with personal care as needed.

 

  • Responsible for preparation of snacks, serving and feeding according to CACFP required training.

 

  • Participates in staff meetings and acts as team member in evaluation of  participants.  Develops activity goals for clients and leads team in implementation.

 

  • Leads team in developing program schedule and calendar.  Updates bulletin boards.  Assigns duties and activities to this team and oversees their implementation.

 

  •  Contributes to the teamwork philosophy.  Treats team members with respect and works cooperatively with team members to provide the best care for the clients.  Handles staff conflicts well and works to resolve conflicts with team members.

 

  • Is aware of agency personnel,  participant care and emergency procedures.  Is familiar with program policies and procedures.

 

  • Respects the privacy of program participants by keeping in confidence the information about their medical and psychological history that is available to staff members.

 

  • Attends required inservices and mandatory meetings. Fulfills at least eight (8) hours of in-service each calendar year.

 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Demonstrates and maintains a positive, professional manner, manages time efficiently and effectively, promotes a team approach, participates in appropriate problem solving methods.

 

  • With respect to Client Rights, ensures all care is provided with respect and dignity for clients, reports all complaints made by clients and/or families to the appropriate supervisors, reports all allegations of abuse, misappropriation of funds/client property and/or any other corporate compliance items immediately.

 

  • Must adhere to all policies, procedures, terms and conditions set forth in the National Church Residences’ Employee Information Guide (EIG) as well as any facility policies including but not limited to corporate compliance, drug free workplace, safe work practices, all federal, state, local regulations and laws.

 

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education:       Must have a baccalaureate or associate degree in recreational therapy or related field, or two (2) years of experience as an Activity Director, or a minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a social or recreational program within the past five (5) years, or have current certification in a nationally recognized accrediting body as a recreational specialist or activies professional. 

 

Experience:     Prefer two (2) years experience in providing personal care to an individual. 

 

Mental:            Must have good communication, comprehension, and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to speak, read, write and understand English.

 

Skills:                   Must have working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and World Wide Web.

 

Licensure:        Desirable to have a valid driver’s license.  

 

Vision:             Normal: Consistent with standard workflow.

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