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Life Enrichment Director

Company: ERA Living - Aljoya Mercer Island
Location: Mercer Island
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

$65,478 - $70,000 annually - $2,500 New Hire Bonus - Great Benefits!Era Living is seeking a full-time Life Enrichment Director to become the newest member of our Life Enrichment team at Aljoya Mercer Island, Mercer Island, WA.Competitive Compensation/Benefits Package Includes:

  • Medical/vision/prescription drug plan
  • Dental plan
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care
  • 401(k) retirement plan with generous company match (eligibility contingent on age requirement)
  • Progressive vacation package starting at 15 days per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year; double pay for holidays worked
  • 1 hour paid sick time for every 40 hours worked
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership bonuses
  • Longevity bonuses
  • Employee discount programs
  • Discounted ORCA commuter pass Primary Responsibilities:This role is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Life Enrichment department. You will manage a team of recreation activity professionals, design, facilitate, and provide a comprehensive activity program that meets the needs and preferences of all residents and enhances their whole lives interacting with our residents on a dally-basis.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Design, facilitate, schedule and conduct a comprehensive activities program that meets the needs and preferences of all of the residents in the community
    • Effectively develop and implement Community Relations events
    • Schedule, announce, facilitate, and keep records of the Resident Monthly Council meeting
    • Ensure that the community newsletter is prepared and distributed
    • Coordinate resident transportation with Life Enrichment staff and the Wellness Center as needed
    • Partner with residents to find appropriate volunteer opportunities
    • Design and lead a variety of physical fitness programs based on residents' abilities and clinical needs
    • Develop a meaningful and accurate budget for annual activity program
    • Provide mobility support for residents when out of the communityKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Ability to design creative programs for persons at all levels of clinical and cognitive skill levels; Experience leading group activities and fitness programs
      • Computer proficiency: able to use a variety of programs including Word, Outlook, Publisher, and Excel
      • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
      • Possess and maintain a valid WA State Driver License and driving record compliant with Era Living Qualified and Authorized Drivers policy
      • Ability to pass DSHS background check, requiredEducation and Experience:
        • Bachelor's degree required; Bachelor's degree in Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation or CTRD, preferred or 1 years of similar experience, required
        • Valid WA State Driver License, required
        • Able to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) if required. If required, must be 25 years old.
        • Previous experience working with older adults or persons with cognitive impairments, preferred
        • Experience leading fitness groups or working with senior fitness programs, preferred
        • Experience managing employees, required
        • First Aid and CPR certified or able to obtain within 30 days of hire
        • Food Handler's Certificate or able to obtain within 14 days of hire
        • Washington State Alcohol Permit or able to obtain within 30 days of hire
        • Complete Caregiver Dementia and Caregiver Mental Health training within 120 days of hire
        • Must complete 70 hour course to earn a long term care aide certificate within 120 days of hire** Not required if worked in boarding home setting in 2011About Era Living:If you are passionate about improving the quality of life for older adults and exemplify a values based approach to your work, demonstrating integrity, credibility, consistency, strong team orientation, and outstanding communication, we welcome your application!Era Living has been voted#4 Best Place to Work in Seattle 2017 (CityVoter's) andTop 5 BEST Places to Work in 2014 & 2015 (King5 Best of Western Washington!).JB.0.00.LN

Keywords: ERA Living - Aljoya Mercer Island, Seattle , Life Enrichment Director, Executive , Mercer Island, Washington

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