Life Enrichment/Activity Director

Whittier, CA

Whitter Place is looking for a special “Quality of Life” individual for our community! Must have Activity Director Certificate!

We are looking for leaders that will enrich the lives of our residents, families and employees through extraordinary experiences . . . because everyone deserves a great life!

The Life Enrichment/Activities Director develops, modifies, evaluates and implements activity programs that embrace and fulfill the social needs and interests of the senior population living in and visiting the Community.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist, therapeutic recreation assistant, or an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body, such as the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, or the Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification; or has two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one year of which was full‑time in an activities program in a health care setting; or has completed an activity director training course approved by the National Association for Activity Professionals or the National Therapeutic Recreation Society
  • Maintain applicable state requirements of dementia specific training
  • Ensures resident lives are maintained to the extent possible by providing activities and contact with the Community
  • Provides guidance and acts as a resource to staff on the importance of life enrichment and other areas regarding the quality of life for residents
  • Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, resident’s families, visitors, and staff
  • High level of ability in effective and succinct communication, written and oral with residents, families, staff, vendors and the general public
  • Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work responsibly as a team member as well as an individual
  • Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills
  • Must have experience in planning, organizing and executing a varied schedule of life enrichment opportunities for all levels of seniors from those who are very active to those with cognitive impairments resulting from Alzheimer’s and related dementias
  • Monitors life enrichment budget, equipment and supplies
  • Ability to supervise employees
  • Ability to set up and train volunteers
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff
  • Ability to represent the Community in a positive and professional manner
  • Must practice and promote Meridian Policies and Procedures, Mission Statement, Core Values and Founding Principles
  • Requires current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must meet all health requirements and pass background checks

Meridian Senior Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications can be sent to: whtp.adm@meridiansenior.com

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