Director of Life Enrichment

    • Job Tracking ID: 512088-677745
    • Job Location: Roseland, NJ
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 05, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Director of Life Enrichment is responsible for the planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating the activity program for Assisted Living residents of Lutheran Crossings. Responsibilities include development and communication of a comprehensive activity schedule and programming which encourages resident socialization, improves daily living skills, expands personal interests and increase physical activity.

Essential Duties

Supports the mission and values of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, which is: Through the power of the Holy Spirit, and in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of the Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, are in need, or have limited choices.

  1. Plans and develops an effective resident activities program for AL and Memory Care.
  2. Plans activities both on and off site according to the interests and needs of the Assisted Living (AL) residents.
  3. Leads and plans special events and functions for the AL residents.
  4. Communicates program schedules and activities through calendars, newsletters, etc.
  5. Coordinates resident recognition such as birthdays.
  6. Meets with each new resident to complete their activity profile.
  7. Oversees programming budget and maintains expenses within the budgeted guideline
  8. Other duties as assigned by my supervisor, necessary for the efficientoperation of the department/facility.

Experience and Skills:

Education/Training/Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or equivalent. Must have valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Skill(s):

Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body, such as the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification or the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals;

Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff.

Ability to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Experience:

5 years experience working in a long-term care setting providing programs for seniors with memory care issues.

2 years supervisory experience.

LSMNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.