Lifestyle Assistant

Lifestyle Coordinator to provide activities and wellness to our senior residents in an assisted living. Monterey Village is a new 30 unit assisted living property designed for active living. Ideal candidate will have similar experiences in healthcare type setting, planning and carrying out daily activities and empowering/mentoring other team members to provide activities in your absence. Must be flexible with work hours to meet the needs of our residents. This position will start at 20 hours per week and increase as we continue to have move-ins. Scheduling will start at 4 hour shifts 5 days per week and include alternating weekends.
We will be hiring in time to start our team members on December 19. Must be available for orientation December 19 - 30 to prepare for opening day on January 4, 2017.
Job Summary:
Responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an activity program designed to meet the social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, educational and physical needs and interests of our residents. Works closely with residents, family members, volunteers, facility staff and community representatives.
Critical Functions:
Plans, organizes, facilitates and directs recreational activity programs for resi-dents in assisted living facility. Prepare for events by obtaining and organizing necessary materials for activities. Directs and organizes such activities as sports, dramatics, games and arts and crafts to assist residents to develop interpersonal relationships, to socialize effectively, and to develop confidence needed to participate in group activities. Regulates content of program in accordance with individualized patient capabilities, needs and interests. Organizes and coordinates special outings and may accompany residents on outings. Plan and document a monthly activity event calendar. Participate in assessing and documenting pro-gress charts and periodic reports for medical staff and other members of the treatment team reflecting resident reaction and evidence of progress or regression. Network with community organizations, businesses, schools and individuals to form a solid volunteer program. Participate in planning and implementing inter-nal and external community events.
Training and Experience:
Minimal 18 years of age
Preferred experience with all aspects of a recreational activity program designed for residents in the assisted living facility.
Minimal high school education with additional related education preferred but not mandatory.
Key competencies:
Knowledge in leading recreational activities, intellectual and educational activi-ties, arts/ crafts, community outings, etc.
Knowledge of coordinating or implementing a volunteer program
Possess ability to effectively communicate with supervisor, peers, residents and resident family members and customers.
Possess excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
Ability to lead large groups
Flexible schedule and available to work some evenings and weekends.
Maintain resident confidentiality and privacy at all times.
Demonstrate professional behavior and performance, as an Americare employ-ee.

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