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Life Enrichment Specialist

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Start date
Jun 4, 2024
Closing date
Jul 4, 2024

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Employment Status
Full Time
Ecumen Detroit Lakes
The Life Enrichment Specialist is responsible for planning and delivery of recreational and life enriching programs designed to meet and honor the physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, educational and social needs of all residents, based on an individualized assessment.

About Us:

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, a Minnesota based non-profit, 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.

Essential job responsibilities include:
  1. Assists in Developing and maintaining a master calendar of events, outings and other life enrichment opportunities for residents.
  2. Plans and conducts individual and group activities, events, and outings to meet the assessed needs of residents. Documents resident participation
  3. Provides transportation for residents to outings using community vehicle.
  4. Empowers residents to develop interpersonal relationships, socialize effectively and develop confidence to participate in individual and group programming activity.
  5. Maintains an interdisciplinary focus, being mindful of the needs and operations of other departments. Communicates with other departments in advance of events that will require their assistance and participation.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 years 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 format
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Previous experience working with seniors

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