Ecumen Detroit LakesOverview
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Possible Occasional Weekend Coverage
Ecumen Detroit Lakes is hiring a Life Enrichment Specialist. Ecumen Detroit Lakes consists of 101 independent living and assisted living rental apartment homes, as well as 92 nursing home beds and 22 additional residences for seniors requiring memory care services. Ecumen Overview
Ecumen is an industry leader dedicated to advocating for older adults by providing housing choices, compassionate healthcare, and innovative services. For 160 years Ecumen has cared for those in need. Now, as Minnesota's 8th largest senior living provider, we continue to advocate for those we serve.
Join a team where you can make a difference in advancing our mission to serve our older adults, while we commit to creating a place where everyone belongs.ResponsibilitiesThis position is responsible for delivering Life Enrichment programming designed to meet and honor the physical, social, spiritual, sensory and psychological needs of all residents based on an assessment of their individual needs and interests. Advocates and promotes resident participation and choice.Essential job responsibilities include:Meets with all residents upon admission and on an ongoing basis as assigned, to assess their life enrichment needs and interests.Conducts individual and group activities to meet the assessed needs of assigned residents, notifies, encourages and assures resident participation in appropriate recreational activities according to their individual needs and plan of care, and documents resident participation in recreational and activity programming.Empowers residents to develop interpersonal relationships, socialize effectively and develop confidence to participate in individual and group activity programming.Ensures residents arrive at scheduled activities, outings and appointments in a timely manner. Transporting residents as needed.Maintains supplies in an orderly manner, notifies supervisor of supply needs in a timely manner.Coordinates activity programming, being sensitive of the needs and operations of other departments. Notifies other departments in advance of events that will require their assistance and participation.Maintains and posts daily and monthly calendars of events, outings and other recreational opportunities for residents.Assists and supports all workers and positions in the building; identifies what needs to be done and assists as needed.QualificationsLife Enrichment SpecialistMinimum Required Qualifications:
- High school diploma or GED
- 1 year related experience
- Knowledge and understanding of the field of geriatrics and the interpersonal, spiritual and psycho-social needs of older adults
- Current valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance
- Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats
- Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, Resident's Bill of Rights, OSHA, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, Right to know, HUD Policy and Procedures, ADA , Fair Housing laws and regulations and SDS
Equal Opportunity Employer
- Bachelor's Degree
- Previous experience working with seniors
- ADC, ACC or CTRS preferred but not required
Ecumen is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We participate in E-Verify.