Director Of Dementia Care

Brightview Senior Living Bethesda , MD 20813

Posted 7 months ago

The Wellspring Village Director/ Director of Dementia Care at Brightview serves as the community leader and expert in dementia/memory care for all residents and associates. This role exemplifies the vision, the mission, and the vibrancy of the organization and leads the delivery of exceptional care to our residents. Brightview Bethesda- Woodmont will be our next senior living community opening in Maryland and will include Assisted Living and Memory Care options in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Maryland. The Community will be opening Summer of 2019, and we are looking to identify our next Director of Dementia Care (officially titled "Wellspring Village Director") who can start laying the groundwork to a successful entry into this market.

Team work and collaboration are instrumental to the success of our communities, and in this role you will work with the internal leadership team, including our Health Services Director, and our external partners to oversee and guarantee that our Wellspring Village resident's needs are not only met, but delivered with vibrancy.

In this role, you will lead and direct all care, services and programming within Wellspring Village (Brightview's special neighborhood for residents with dementia and other memory care needs), ensuring exceptional quality and services. This includes attracting, retaining, coaching, motivating, and leading a team of high performing associates that deliver on our mission and brand promise.

You will develop, plan and lead the execution of a broad range of programming to engage and stimulate the residents of Wellspring Village.

You will also develop, monitor, and adjust work schedules to ensure adequate staffing to meet our Brightview service standards and budget, conduct routine rounds of the community, participate in initial and ongoing resident assessments to help identify needs and changes in condition, assist in the development of the Resident Services Plan, participate in regular resident and family meetings, and help conduct new hire training and monthly in-service trainings. This is a critical role within the Brightview community leadership team, and allows for the opportunity to create a dramatic and positive impact on our residents' ability to live an active, vibrant life!

With our residents in mind, the right candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology or a related field with a focus on aging and a minimum of three years' experience working directly with people living with cognitive impairment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree strongly preferred and may be required by state regulation.

  • Minimum of two years' experience in a supervisory role, preferably in a 24 x 7 environment.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence people living with cognitive impairment.

  • Strong understanding of therapeutic and behavioral interventions and techniques for effectively interacting with individuals with cognitive impairment.

  • Experience in the design, development, and execution of programs and activities for people with dementia.

  • Demonstrated skills in providing education, guidance and support to families coping with the changes caused by dementia.

  • Ability to lead, direct, and motivate others to innovate and excel.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple competing demands for time and attention.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to interact, in English, with a diverse group of associates, residents and family members.

  • Ability to apply reason, logic, and advanced problem solving skills to resolve complex and/or sensitive issues.

  • Excellent written communication skills including proper grammar and professional writing and the ability to read at a level sufficient to understand care notes and written directives of medical practitioners.

  • Strong computer and keyboarding skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to quickly master new applications.

  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm and energy.

Brightview Senior Living opened its first senior living community in 1999 and today offers over 35 communities in eight states (and counting!!!!). The communities include Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Alzheimer's Care options and we are currently experiencing very impressive and sustained growth.

Brightview is a privately held company based in Baltimore, Maryland, and we have been in business for more than 30 years. We develop, manage, and own residential real estate specializing in senior living communities in the Mid-Atlantic, NY Metro and New England regions.

For more information on Brightview, please visit our website:, or our LinkedIn Page:

"Vibrant People Creating Vibrant Communities"

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