• Life Enrichment Director / Recreation Director

    Job ID
    2018-12724
    Category
    Recreation Services
    Job Location : City
    Ankeny
    Job Location : State
    IA
    Campus
    Mill Pond
    Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    If you have a passion and desire to enrich the lives and touch the hearts of older adults, consider joining our team in providing compassionate and high quality care and services within a caring Christian culture. 

     

    Presbyterian Homes & Services - Mill Pond in Ankeny, Iowa, is seeking a Life Enrichment Director for its team. The Life Enrichment Director is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, facilitating, leading, evaluating and effectively directing the life enrichment staff and program for the entire campus in order to ensure the delivery of high quality resident care and services consistent with regulations and established best practices. 

     

    EOE/AA

     

    ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY

     

    Complete with walkways and waterfalls, Mill Pond is situated on five acres south of First Street, just off of Delaware Avenue in Ankeny. Mill Pond is ideally located with convenient access to interstate corridors, trails, abundant retail, restaurants and services. This campus is a continuum community that offers Senior Apartments, Assisted Living, Assisted Living Memory Care, and Care Center. 

    Responsibilities

    The Life Enrichment Director is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, facilitating, leading, evaluating and effectively directing the life enrichment staff and program in order to ensure the delivery of high quality resident care and services consistent with regulations and established best practices.

     

    Specifically the Life Enrichment Director will, (but not limited to):

    • Develop, plan, direct and implement a comprehensive program of leisure life/life enrichment services for residents. Collaborate with residents, families, other professionals and staff to develop, plan, and implement programs that meet the psychosocial and activities needs of residents and the Household. Establish systems and processes for management of campus events, shared services, equipment etc.
    • Develop, plan, direct and maintain a life enrichment program based upon resident assessment, needs, interests/preferences, regulations and established procedures and best practices. Provide consultation, evaluation, and assessment of residents as needed.
    • Develop and implement processes and plans for care plans. Participate in resident care planning with the team and other health care providers as needed. Provide resident, family and staff education/consultation. Communicate resident leisure status and needs to the resident, their family, staff and other professionals (i.e. care conferences). Refer to other professionals as appropriate. Maintain records by practice standards, third party payers and regulatory agencies. Complete necessary portions of assessments and care plans as required. Maintain all required documentation in accordance with regulations and established procedures.
    • Serve as a site resource for life enrichment services. Provide direct education, coaching, mentoring, materials, resources, support and/or supervision/direction for all life enrichment programming in the site. 
    • Develop, implement and promote a program that helps residents achieve “their best day”, filled with a wide variety of meaningful relationships and activities. Participate in meeting resident and household needs by actively assisting (to the extent of cross training and certification) with tasks to meet identified needs as appropriate. Maintain effective communication systems with all customers. Serve as a life enrichment/leisure resource and advocate for the site.  

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, or related field or equivalent experience. Specialized training or experience in geriatric activities, social work or gerontology is desirable.
    • Previous leadership experience in recreation program/event coordination.
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities, leadership skills, interpersonal relationship skills and knowledge of federal and state regulations.
    • Demonstrated compatibility with PHS's mission and operating philosophies.
    • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.

    About PHS

    Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, care and service options for older adults. 6,400 employees serve 25,000 older adults through 45 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, and through Optage® home and community services. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and well-being for those they serve.


    We believe employees are the most important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. With a strong commitment to grow our employees from within, the development opportunities with us are virtually unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for advancement, ongoing training, and incredible benefits like education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.


    If you have a desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.

     

     

     


    PHS is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

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