Lifestyle Director

US-AZ-Tucson
4 weeks ago(12/26/2017 3:08 PM)
Job ID
2017-1329
# of Openings
1
Tucson
Category
Non-Profit/Social Services
Job Type
Full Time

Overview

Overall responsibility for planning, directing, organizing, evaluating and conducting events and planned lifestyle services for the activities department, transportation and fitness programs while promoting a rich living experience for and meeting the needs and interests of our residents living at our community, and also promoting Fellowship Square and our Christian Care Inc. philosophy and lifestyle.

Responsibilities

  • Full-time responsibility to plan, direct, organize, conduct and evaluate events of the activities, transportation and fitness programs for our independent residents through planned lifestyle services that promote vibrant living experiences for residents, while also understanding and meeting their interests as residents in our independent living community and promoting the Christian Care Inc. philosophy.
  • Develop, train and supervise staff in activities, transportation and fitness support.
  • Develop and publish a monthly activities calendar and newsletter.
  • Encourage resident participation to develop and maintain residents' fullest potential through planned activities.
  • Interview new and existing residents to find their interests. Document and develop programs that appeal to all residents.
  • Develop and maintain an arts and crafts department.
  • Cultivate leisure time activities such as games, puzzles, movies, etc.
  • Working with Senior Fit, develop physical, mental and social activities for exercise such as walking clubs, computer games like Wi, shuffleboard, aerobic classes, water classes, etc.
  • Educate residents through classes or guest speakers in such subjects as travel, health, current events, and other self-help topics
  • Working with our Chaplain, assist with religious services in the community and/or coordinate transportation in order to meet the needs and interests of our residents.
  • Coordinate weekly schedules for outings to doctors, banking and grocery and department store shopping
  • Coordinate and conduct outside activities including scenic drives, luncheon and dinner outings, performing arts and cultural exhibits, etc.
  • Coordinate community special events open to families and friends such as Hawaiian Luaus, Bar-B-Q's, and Christmas parties, etc.
  • Attend at least 50% of evening events/parties
  • Manage and monitor department budget.
  • Supervise, manage, train, coach and counsel the activities, transportation and fitness staff.
  • Events and Activities shall promote and address the outcomes of "Successful Aging" philosophy to include physical and mental stimulation, spiritual needs, social engagement and lifelong learning.
  • Plans, directs and coordinates active volunteer program. Develop and train a network of community and resident volunteers to assist in planning and preparation for activities and events.
  • Provides new staff orientation in regards to the Lifestyle Program and on-going department specific training as required. 
  • Assures compliance with regulations including staff training.
  • Routinely analyzes effectiveness and customer satisfaction of events and activities provided to ensure the activities are meeting the needs of the residents.
  • Department Manager participation in overall department director team duties
  • Document in the log book any significant incidents.
  • Perform all duties to exemplify and champion the Mission Statement
  • Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
  • Develops and maintains a good working rapport with other departments within the facility, and outside community agencies, to assure that activity programs can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Assists in the development, administering, and coordinating of department policies and procedures.
  • Keeps abreast of current federal and State regulations, as well as professional standards, and makes recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the Executive Director.
  •  Performs administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submitting to the Executive Director.
  •  Communicate and provides information to resident/ families as to the activity programs available via print, social media and website
  • Encourages hobbies and crafts and provides materials in keeping with resident's financial status and Records and maintains reports on activities, transportation logs and fitness programs 
  • Arranges for sale of articles made by residents i.e., at bazaars, ceramics etc.
  • Recommends to the Executive Director the equipment and supply needs of the department.
  • Provides craft supplies and materials and supervises activities.
  • Acts as Volunteer Coordinator in the recruitment, orientation and training of volunteers. The Activity Director is also responsible for the proper supervision of volunteers.
  • Provides Annual Recognition Program for Volunteers based on hours of service.
  • May be assigned other duties and responsibilities by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  1. Prior experience in directing an activity program, leading various events is required.
  2. Knowledge and experience in fitness programs and senior transportation preferred.
  3. Experience leading, motivating and encouraging people is needed for a successful Lifestyle Director
  4. A self-starter that takes pride in work, enthusiastic throughout the course of the day and must take initiative.
  5. Minimum of one year experience in conducting group activities and events.
  6. Be knowledgeable in evaluating residents' needs, wants and interests
  7. Must have criminal record clearance prior to initial presence in the community, have a health screening and TB test clearance not older than 6 months or received within 7 days of employment, and maintain current First Aid certification.
  8. Bachelor’s Degree preferred or a High School diploma or equivalent must be at least 18 years of age.
  9. Demonstrable leadership skills, including the supervision of employees and training volunteers
  10. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to publicly speak
  11. Must have the ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others, whether involved with residents, their families or the public at large.
  12. Highly organized approach to work
  13. Flexible Working Hours due to demands of position
  14. Positive attitude with abundant enthusiasm
  15. Must obtain state certification where required and maintain by continuing to receive continued education credits.
  16. Must have a current Class B license
  17. Must be available and able to travel for training, meetings, etc.
  18. Must be comfortable working with seniors in an independent setting and/or health care environment
  19. Strong customer service and communication skills
  20. Basic knowledge of budgets and focused financial quality
  21. Must have knowledge of state regulations, health laws and OSHA regulations
  22. Intermediate computer and electronic file management skills
  23. Strong organizational skills including ability to follow-up, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task.
  24. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  25. Must exercise good judgment and make competent decisions.
  26. Ability to organize, plan, coordinate and execute the operations of the community including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership and coaching techniques.
  27. Ability to work closely and cooperatively with the entire team.

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