Presbyterian Homes

Life Enrichment Director

Location
St. Paul, MN
Posted
Nov 01, 2017
Closes
Dec 01, 2017
Ref
2017-11148
Contact
Presbyterian Homes
Category
Healthcare
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Presbyterian Homes & Services has been serving older adults since 1955 and is a leader in the industry. As one of the fastest growing non-profit older adult services organizations in the country, we are mission driven and faith based.

Our employees work together within a caring Christian culture to create great living environments and provide high-quality, high-touch and compassionate services for older adults so that they may live vibrantly in their sunset years.

If you have a passion to enrich the lives and touch the hearts of older adults and are looking to work with a talented team, please consider joining our staff at Central Towers and help us make a difference in the lives of the older adults we serve.

Presbyterian Homes & Services - Central Towers in downtown St. Paul is currently looking to fill a Full Time Life Enrichment Director. This position is scheduled Monday - Thursday and is full time benefit eligible.

EOE/AA

About this Community

Central Towers is located downtown and paid parking is provided. This position qualifies for medical and dental benefits, retirement program with a company match, paid vacation days, accural of paid time off and also includes discounted meals, free access to the fitness center, participation in employee events not to mention working in a fun environment with a close knit team!

More About PHS
Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing high-quality housing, care, and service options for older adults since 1955. Currently serving over 26,000 older adults in 43 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, we seek compassionate employees to further our reputation as an innovative leader committed to promoting independence, vitality, and well-being for those we serve.


We believe employees are the most important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. With over 6,300 employees and plans for continued growth, the development opportunities with us are virtually unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for advancement and incredible benefits like education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.


If you have a desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.

EEO/AA



Responsibilities

The Life Enrichment Director is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, facilitating, leading, evaluating and effectively directing the life enrichment staff and program in order to ensure the delivery of high quality resident care and services consistent with regulations and established best practices.

Specifically the Life Enrichment Director will, (but not limited to):

  • Develop, plan, direct and implement a comprehensive program of leisure life/life enrichment services for residents. Collaborate with residents, families, other professionals and staff to develop, plan, and implement programs that meet the psychosocial and activities needs of residents and the Household. Establish systems and processes for management of campus events, shared services, equipment etc.
  • Develop, plan, direct and maintain a life enrichment program based upon resident assessment, needs, interests/preferences, regulations and established procedures and best practices. Provide consultation, evaluation, and assessment of residents as needed.
  • Develop and implement processes and plans for care plans. Participate in resident care planning with the team and other health care providers as needed. Provide resident, family and staff education/consultation. Communicate resident leisure status and needs to the resident, their family, staff and other professionals (i.e. care conferences). Refer to other professionals as appropriate. Maintain records by practice standards, third party payers and regulatory agencies. Complete necessary portions of assessments and care plans as required. Maintain all required documentation in accordance with regulations and established procedures.
  • Serve as a site resource for life enrichment services. Provide direct education, coaching, mentoring, materials, resources, support and/or supervision/direction for all life enrichment programming in the site.
  • Develop, implement and promote a program that helps residents achieve "their best day", filled with a wide variety of meaningful relationships and activities. Participate in meeting resident and household needs by actively assisting (to the extent of cross training and certification) with tasks to meet identified needs as appropriate. Maintain effective communication systems with all customers. Serve as a life enrichment/leisure resource and advocate for the site.



Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, or related field or equivalent experience. Specialized training or experience in geriatric activities, social work or gerontology is desirable.
  • Previous leadership experience in recreation program/event coordination.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, leadership skills, interpersonal relationship skills and knowledge of federal and state regulations.
  • Demonstrated compatibility with PHS's mission and operating philosophies.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.


About PHS

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing high-quality housing, care, and service options for older adults since 1955. Currently serving over 26,000 older adults in 43 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, we seek compassionate employees to further our reputation as an innovative leader committed to promoting independence, vitality, and well-being for those we serve.


We believe employees are the most important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. With over 6,300 employees and plans for continued growth, the development opportunities with us are virtually unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for advancement and incredible benefits like education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.


If you have a desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.


EEO/AA


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