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Presbyterian Homes and Services Life Enrichment Director / Recreation Director in St. Paul, Minnesota

Presbyterian Homes & Services - Marvella 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 in order to ensure the delivery of high quality resident care and services consistent with regulations and established best practices.

This community isscheduled to open mid-winter (late Nov/early Dec).

REPORTING STRUCTURE The Administrative Assistant reports to the Site Leader or designee.

As part of a master-planned community offering senior housing, retail/commercial businesses, and market rate apartments, Marvella is centrally located in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul providing easy access to retail shops and dining while still close to nature with beautiful views of the Mississippi river. This new community includes a variety of living options and supportive services to provide older adults choices to live their story, today and every day!

As an employee you can take advantage of a variety of amenities such as:

  • Access to bus route

  • Discounted employee meals

  • Free Fitness Center access

Marvella offers the following care options: Assisted Living & Assisted Living with Memory Care.

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.

  • 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.

  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred.

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, and care and service options for older adults. Over 7,100 employees serve more than 26,000 older adults through 59 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and through Optage® home and community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive, the largest geriatric primary care practice in Minnesota, providing comprehensive care for over 15,000 older adults. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader dedicated to promoting independence, purposeful living, and overall well-being for those they serve. Today, PHS is one of the largest nonprofit providers of senior housing and services in the nation.

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.

ID: 2022-18562

External Company Name: Presbyterian Homes & Services

External Company URL: http://www.preshomes.org

Street: 2011 Hillcrest Ave.

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