LifeStages Director

Colonial Courtyard at Bedford

(Bedford, PA)

Currently Hiring:

  • Full Time

FT = Full Time | PT = Part Time | OPT = Occasional Part Time

Departmental Accountabilities: LifeStages
Reports To: Executive Operations Officer
Desired Education Level: A bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy is preferred. High school graduate or GED is required.
Travel Required: No
Position Summary:

The focus of this job is making connections with people, motivating and inspiring them to achieve results. Poise and an engaging, empathetic communication style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm is the key to achieving the goals of this job. The work involves driving toward results by enrolling the commitment and buy-in of others. While the job requires strong initiative and self-direction, results are only achieved with and through people. A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated is the foundation for designing and implementing interactive communication and decision-making processes. Knowledge and skill in how to successfully influence and persuade others by understanding how their individual needs and motivations link to goals is essential. The job requires a high degree of “selling”, whether of ideas and policies within the organization, or products or services in the marketplace. The job environment is fast paced and results oriented. While there is urgency to goal achievement, responsibility for the achievement of results needs to be shared and effectively delegated when necessary. Initiating projects and processes beyond established organization practices will often require training and developing others, and enlisting their support by using a “selling” rather “telling” communication style. A self-confident, extroverted style that can enliven, engage and positively impact individuals and groups is essential. The job has variety of tasks and is dynamic and changing. Because goals and desired results can quickly change, the job requires regularly meeting and pro-actively establishing relationships with new groups. The ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organization environment is a critical key to success. In general, the core of this position requires a motivated and motivating team builder and organization developer.

Required Job Functions:

The employee must be able to perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation by IntegraCare Corporation, without posing a direct threat to self or others.

  1. Perform all duties and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demonstrates impeccable ethics and integrity.
  2. Plans, develops, organizes, implements and directs group and individual activities (including preparation and clean up) inside and outside the residence ensuring the program meets the mental, physical, spiritual and social needs of the Residents.
  3. Develops and maintains good community relations
  4. Ensures life stages department and staff operate in accordance with all ICC policies and procedures.
  5. Consults Residents' families as needed to best meet individual Resident needs.
  6. Arranges transportation and escorts for access to the community and outside activities.
  7. Maintains departmental budgets.
  8. Records and maintains activity progress notes as well as a record of Resident activities and attendance.
  9. Prepares and posts monthly, weekly and daily activity schedules.
  10. Organizes and maintains a volunteer program.
  11. Leads an active Resident Council.
  12. Develops quarterly residence newsletter.
  13. Completes a Life Story Form for each new resident.
  14. Participates in the manager-on-duty program, to encompass working as a direct care worker when the needs of the community require such.
  15. Interviews and trains activities personnel.
  16. Manages and evaluates team members, providing performance counseling and additional training as needed.
  17. Determines adequate staffing needs and develops a work schedule for activities department and performs weekly timekeeping duties.
  18. Must be adaptable, teachable and flexible in tasks and have exceptional time management and organizational skills.
  19. Must be a team player and have the ability to mentor and coach other residence team members.
  20. Self-motivated, proactive and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  21. Conducts and/or attends required in-service training sessions and orientations.
  22. Responds to Residents' requests.
  23. Respects Residents’ rights, privacy and dignity.
Equipment Required to Operate:
  1. Telephone
  2. Office Equipment
  3. Automobile/Van
Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The ability to develop, organize and implement a well-rounded activities program that enhances the lives of residents is required. The ability to manage and direct activities staff is required. Should have knowledge of therapeutic recreational techniques. Must be able to interact positively with outside organizations and develop good community relations.  Creativity and motivational skills essential. The ability to exercise good judgment and make confident ethical decisions is essential. Must be able to effectively manage time in order to complete multiple tasks. The ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing is essential. Requires frequent bending, stretching, stooping and lifting.

Education

A bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy is preferred. High school graduate or GED is required.

Experience

A minimum of one year of prior experience in the recreational therapy field required.  Gerontology experience is preferred.

Certificates/Licenses

CTRS preferred. A valid driver's license in the state of work is required with no more than two moving violations in a three-year period as determined by insurance industry    standard

Additional Information:

EOE