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Life Enrichment Manager

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Ecumen Shoreview Home Office
Luther Park at Sandpoint seeks a Life Enrichment Manager to join its team. Luther Park at Sandpoint consists of 60 assisted living rental apartment homes, as well as 27 additional residences for seniors requiring memory care services. Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a "Best Place to Work," an award by the /Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal./
The Life Enrichment Manager is responsible for planning and delivery of recreational (activity) programming designed to meet and honor the physical, social, spiritual, sensory and psychological needs of all residents, based on an assessment of their individual needs and interests. Specific responsibilities include:
Ensures appropriate recreation programming is provided to meet the needs of current and future residents by keeping abreast of changes and innovations in the area of recreational activities, as well as state and federal regulations regarding long-term care.
Designs and implements Recreational Therapy programming systems, according to resident/client needs, interests, and functioning levels. Develops and maintains policies and procedures pertaining to Recreation Department and communicates these to Recreation staff and other departments.
Performs assessments (initial, quarterly, annual) of residents' recreational needs and completes required sections of MDS, assists in the development of care plan to meet those needs, and participates in resident care conferences.
Plans and conducts individual and group activities, events, and outings to meet the assessed needs of residents, supervises Life Enrichment staff, provides transportation using facility vehicle and documents resident participation in recreational and activity programming.
Supervises Life Enrichment staff.
Empowers residents to develop interpersonal relationships, socialize effectively and develop confidence to participate in individual and group activity programming.
Responsible for department budget and ensuring availability of supplies.
Maintains an interdisciplinary focus, being mindful of the needs and operations of other departments. Communicates with other departments in advance of events that will require their assistance and participation.
Develops and maintains a master calendar of events, outings and other recreational opportunities for residents.
Performs additional tasks as assigned by Housing Director
Other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities for all Ecumen positions:
1. Acting with Honor and Character
/Ethics and Values/ : Engages in open and honest dialogue with others. Treats individuals respectfully, professionally and fairly.
/Integrity and Trust/ . Shows consistency between words and actions. Protects confidential (and sensitive) information. Effectively handles emotions, including anger and frustration.
2. Honoring Brand
/Personal Alignment/ : Models commitment to our mission, vision, values. Demonstrates an understanding of how their role contributes and adds value to their business unit.
/Drive and Initiative/ : Sets high standards for his or her performance. Accepts responsibility for taking initial action.
3. Creating the new and different
/Creativity/ : Is willing to challenge the status quo. Encourages others to try new methods and approaches. Supports his/her team, even when the initial efforts are unsuccessful.
4. Empowerment
/Customer and Team Focus/ : Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships. Demonstrates effective listening skills. Involves others in shaping plans and making decisions that affect them. Uses customer perspective, feedback and data for decision making and improvements in service delivery. Reliably and consistently demonstrates timely follow through and responsiveness to customer needs and requests. Champions initiatives that drive increased customer satisfaction.
This position requires a person who has a minimum of three to four years related experience and a four year degree in a related field. Knowledge and understanding of the field of geriatrics and the interpersonal, spiritual and psycho-social needs of older adults is also desirable. This position requires the employee to possess a valid driver's license and driving record which meets Driver Policy standards and proof of vehicle insurance. Must meet Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which include Medical Certification and Road Test, if applicable. All employees must possess the ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal skills; work well, both individually and as part of a team, through respect, collaboration and dedication; and successfully interact with a diverse culture base. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently, and demonstrate a positive attitude, high integrity and ethical awareness.
EOE/AA. Drug Free Workplace.

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