Engagement Director / Activities

Vitality Senior Living Allen , TX 75002

Posted 3 months ago

Vitality's mission is to create vibrant communities where residents, families, and team members can be themselves, live purposely, and experience a profound sense of belonging. Our vision is to create vibrant communities where RESIDENTS thrive, FAMILIES engage, and TEAM MEMBERS are proud to work. At Vitality, our values align with our mission and vision to ensure we walk the talk. We inspire...We embrace...and We empower.

PURPOSE

We are seeking a charismatic and compassionate individual to inspire our residents to celebrate life. As the engagement director you are responsible for planning, implementing, and promoting engagement programming that endorses purpose, well being, and sense of belonging among residents and families.

SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years of experience planning, facilitating and developing active, vibrant engagement programming for older adults. Activity certification highly valued.

  • Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease, related dementia-causing disease, and related dementia

  • Ability to facilitate dignified, purposeful, and individualized programming to meet the needs of residents, family, and team members.

  • Effectively communicate with and engage older individuals to participate and try new things as part of community programming.

  • Computer skills including ability to use phone and software applications to plan and track participating of events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute and facilitate engagement programs that promote a vibrant lifestyle; model appropriate and successful engagement of residents.

  • Develop monthly engagement calendars and daily engagement schedules that fulfill community standards at a minimum.

  • Maintain marketing signage through out the community to ensure residents and visitors are informed about events and activities.

  • Create engagement for residents based on their preferences, experiences, and lifelong interests as reported in the resident life journal.

  • Effectively leverage technology to enhance engagement for residents; use technology as a tool for team members to effectively engage residents.

  • Plan special events, parties, and larger events for the entire community including Memory Care in conjunction with other team members.

  • Participate in actively completing resident life journals.

  • Invite and encourage residents to participate in engagement and when necessary, assist with escorting residents to engagement.

  • Set up, organize, and strategize programming that the other team members can facilitate throughout the day and during time frames in which Engagement Director is not present.

  • Establish quarterly event plan in collaboration with culinary, sales and memory care leaders and maintain necessary communication among other community leaders to ensure successful events for residents, families and greater community.

  • Organize and maintain appropriate supplies for resident engagement.

  • Coordinate outings, special events, and partnerships with the greater community to enhance overall engagement experience for residents.

  • Communicate to appropriate team members any observations of any resident changes or concerns.

  • Develop strong relationships with family members of residents.

  • Develop volunteer program to bring outside resources and talent into the community to enhance programming further develop connections for residents.

  • Develop relationships with cultural, artistic, inter generational and other groups within the greater community that can provide resources to enhance engagement program.

  • Identify residents who are at risk for isolation and develop specific plans to enhance connections and purpose for those individuals.

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