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Life Enrichment Manager in Alexandria, VA at Retirement Unlimited, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/1/2018

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Job Description

Paul Spring Independent and Assisted Living Community is looking for a full time Life Enrichment Manager. The Life Enrichment Manager (LEM) is in charge of planning and implementing the community’s Life Enrichment activities and events for RUI’s Memory Care program (Inspiritás) under the supervision of the Executive Director.  The LEM:

  • Plans, implements, and ensures a varied and innovative Life Enrichment program to enhance the emotional, social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual well-being of the residents as outlined in the Inspiritás program manual and as directed by the Executive Director and Corporate Director of Life Enrichment.

  • Coordinates the scheduling and activity assignments of designated Life Enrichment Assistants (LEA) for successful delivery of the Inspiritás program.

  • Advocates for Resident Rights at all times.

  • Assists with orientation and recommended training of all Inspiritás staff in relation to Life Enrichment and dementia.

  • Leads and assists resident activities with minimal supervision while implementing appropriate modifications to assist residents with physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments. 

  • Assists residents as necessary when going to and from activities. 

  • Organizes, coordinates, and accompanies residents on special outings as necessary.  

  • Contributes to Life Enrichment activity/event planning by bringing knowledgeable suggestions or community resources to the attention of the Life Enrichment Director. 

  • Assists in advertising/promoting programs by preparing and posting daily notices, posters as required. 

  • Takes photographs during activities/events and ensures timely transfer to the Life Enrichment Director without violating HIPAA 

  • Ensures all Life Enrichment areas are maintained in a clean, functional, and orderly fashion. 

  • Drives the community van as needed. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

  • Music or Art Therapy Background preferred.

  • High school diploma or equivalent and related work experience.

  • Demonstrate fundamental understanding of dementia and related disorders and competency in service delivery to residents

  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing, follow instructions and direction, interact with residents of varying backgrounds and abilities, remain cheerful and calm under stressful situations, and work as a team member. 

  • Must be able to exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and exert up to 25 lbs. of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. 

  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and evenings.