Elmcroft Support Center

Activities/Healthy Lifestyles Director - Xenia

US-OH-Xenia
Job ID
2017-4217
Type
Full-Time (FT)
# of Openings
1
Category
Activities
Community
Xenia
Department
Activities & Life Enrichment

Overview

 Our mission at Elmcroft Senior Living is a dedication to enriching the lives of the individuals who live and work with us by responding to their unique needs and universal desire for dignity and respect.

 

Our values are grounded in respect, creativity, humility, accountability, compassion and kindness, integrity, and the passionate pursuit of excellence.

 

If you believe in this mission and honor our values, please consider joining our team.

 

Elmcroft is looking for a Healthy Lifestyles Director for our assisted living community.  The Healthy Lifestyles Director coordinates all activities for residents of community to ensure they have an enjoyable and stimulating quality living experience through exercise and leisure time activities. They coordinate and communicate the Elmcroft Healthy Lifestyles wellness program and Employee Assistance Program for Associates.

Responsibilities

This position:

 

  • Meets Elmcroft Standards established for the Activities department.
  • Plans a varied monthly activity calendar with at least 4 activities per day (5 activities per day for excellent performance) addressing male and female, active and passive, in-house and outside activities. Additionally, the activities should address the preferences of the residents.
  • Arranges for appropriate spiritual activities both in and outside of the community as reflected by resident preferences.
  • Posts a community calendar monthly according to Elmcroft Standards.
  • Encourages all residents to participate in some or all of activities. Maintains record of resident attendance.
  • Escorts residents on trips outside Elmcroft for shopping, entertainment, education, or to obtain medical or dental services, as assigned.
  • Participates in the planning and coordination of Family Nights.
  • Works with the Community Relations Director in planning and assisting with all community programs which involve residents/staff/family participation.
  • Arranges for a variety of entertainment to be brought to the community for the entertainment of the residents.
  • Arranges for a variety of exercise opportunities suitable for the elderly population to enhance residents’ mobility, strength, bone mass, and social interaction.
  • Participates in the 100 hours/100 days program as required by position to assist residents in adjusting to their new home.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of community newsletter in order to inform residents, families, prospects, and referral sources of major events at the community.
  • Attends Resident Council Meetings and takes minutes in order to record all suggestions or concerns of the residents.
  • Communicates with other department heads and staff in order to gain necessary participation in activities as necessary.
  • Performs activity assessments on all new residents and reassesses each year for all residents in order to understand resident abilities and preferences.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers to assist with activities in the community.
  • Support Elmcroft Associate health and wellness initiatives by coordinating the annual health fair with screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, etc.
  • Encourage healthy active lifestyles by communicating the Annual Health and Wellness Communication Plan by conducting monthly activities related to each month’s health subject.
  • Manages expenses within given budget parameters utilizing spend-down sheets.
  • Keeps sufficient activity program and craft supplies on hand for in-house entertainment.
  • Participates on weekends in the Manager on Duty program as assigned.
  • Is fully knowledgeable of the fire evacuation and disaster policy of the community and participates as assigned in fire and disaster drills.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent personal or health information concerning residents and staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and which relate to the success of Elmcroft and the Care, Comfort, and Happiness of our residents.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses: Assisted Living Activities certification, preferred

Must be in possession of, or have the ability to obtain, a valid state driver’s license.

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